Paul Evans’ work was created one piece at a time under his supervision. Evans started his career making copper chests and sculpted steel-front cabinets. An example of his wall-mounted cabinets is available in the upcoming Modern Design auction, presented by Rago. It is a patinated steel and brass cabinet with 23-karat gold leaf, signed and dated 1975. His signature black and white Argente pieces will be available as well.
George Nakashima also handcrafted his furniture pieces. Highlighted in this sale is a custom 1971 coffee table. It features a dramatic burl top with a continuous free edge and two rosewood butterflies. A white Nakashima-driven 1966 Ford Thunderbird is also available in the auction. A leader of the American craft movement and a prominent furniture designer, Nakashima was influenced by his practice of Integral Yoga. He learned it as a disciple of Sri Aurobindo while staying at the latter’s ashram in Pondicherry, India.
The sale also offers furnishings, decorative art, lighting, contemporary glass, and studio ceramics from 20th and 21st-century artists, including Pablo Picasso, Beatrice Wood, and Dale Chihuly. Lots 263 and 274 are from the Smithsonian Visionary Benefit Auction. For more details on the mentioned items, visit Bidsquare.
# of Lots:213
Price Range:$900- 150,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Paul Evans, Sculpture Front wall-mounted cabinet|| Estimate: |
|George Nakashima, Special-Order coffee table|| Estimate: |
|Ford Motor Company, George Nakashima's Thunderbird|| Estimate: |
|Pablo Picasso, Centaure plate|| Estimate: |
|Patti Warashina, Birdbox '18-D|| Estimate: |