To be able to recognize major art pieces and historic objects, which are otherwise overlooked, is a quality. Lawrence Converso is someone who possesses such an instinctive trait. Converso Modern by Wright Auctions is a look into his stellar collection of modern designs and objects, as every piece has its unique value. For instance, George Nakashima’s long chair is an elegant piece made out of American black walnut and hickory. Nakashima is known as one of the leading innovators of the 20th century and the father of the American craft movement. Nakashima once said, “Our wood pieces are at times studied for years before a decision is made as to its use” proving each piece’s worth.
Similarly, one cannot admire enough, the detailed carving of Jan de Swart and the story behind his piece, The Ark. The wooden ship is carved out of jelutong (a Malaysian tree with pale lightweight timber) showcasing the intricate architectural design and the mastery of the maker’s technical skills. Not only that, the collection is the definition of variety. It combines class with style, with Karl Benjamin’s geometric abstractions which is an oil on canvas and Ford Motor company’s thunderbird Karbombzd by Kenny Scharf, respectively. Ranging from $700 – $50,000, the items are well within the budget for collectors. Visit Wright Auctions to bid and for information.
Lot Categories:Furniture, Automobiles, Fine Arts (458)
# of Lots:458
Price Range:$700 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
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|George Nakashima Long chair|| Estimate: |
|Jan de Swart 1908–1987 The Ark|| Estimate: |
|Ford Motor Company|| Estimate: |
|Charles and Ray Eames ESU 400-N|| Estimate: |
|Karl Benjamin b.1925 TG #25|| Estimate: |