The meticulously curated auction Art + Design by Wright features a collection of modern furniture and contemporary art that is both witty and bold. The museum-quality compilation blends humor with designs that defy convention, with each piece chosen for its earned importance in the art community. Chairs and lamps are contorted into unusual shapes, becoming almost sculptural while still retaining their function. Arresting neon abstract screen-prints by a Roman Catholic nun are included alongside the ironic paperback book creations of two mysterious art dealers, all of whom have challenged what it means to be an artist. These items, though full of tensions that characterize contemporary art, still manage to possess accessible beauty that appeals to many types of collectors.
The auction includes vibrant prints by Sister Mary Corita, a group of pieces by Bruce Conner including lithographs and oils, and a rare Polaroid of Bianca Jagger taken by Andy Warhol during the height of Studio 54 and originating from his personal estate. There is also an experimental series of letters by James Lee Byars as well as pieces by the Connor Brothers (the mysterious art dealers), Cindy Sherman, Wayne Thiebaud, James Lee Byars, Ettore Sottsass, Charlotte Perriand, Verner Panton, Dorothy Grebenak, and many more. What makes this collection unique is the timeless modernity of the pieces, each as relevant today as they were originally. To view the collection in full and register to bid, go to Wright.
# of Lots:451
Price Range:$50 - $15,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Andy Warhol 1928–1987||
|Marcel Wanders Knotted Rouge chair||
|Corita Kent (Sister Mary Corita) shout for joy||
|The Connor Brothers Tell Me Beautiful Untrue Things||
|James Lee Byars letter mailed to Tommy Longo||
|Dorothy Grebenak 1913–1990 Four Roses||
|Bruce Conner Still Life||
|Wayne Thiebaud Suckers State II||
- Fine Art
- Andy Warhol
- Bianca Jagger
- Bruce Conner
- Charlotte Perriand
- Cindy Sherman
- Contemporary Art
- Dorothy Grebenak Wayne
- Ettore Sottsass
- James Lee Byars
- Keith Haring
- Modern Furniture
- Sister Mary Corita
- Sonia Delaunay
- The Connor Brothers
- Verner Panton
- Wayne Thiebaud
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