26 Press Releases

Tag: George Nakashima

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    Paintings, Furniture, Cars, Decorative Arts & Fine Rugs

    American Pop artist Jeff Koons began his Gazing Balls series in 2013 by placing blue hand-blown glass spheres on re-created classical sculptures. A few years later, Koons began placing the balls in front of painted replicas from art history. The artist believes that while these works reference the past, the…

    Karel Appel. In Between the Flowers
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    Modern Design

    The upcoming auction, presented by Rago, features several furniture and decorative art pieces influenced by Modern design. Among these is Johnny Swing’s furniture piece titled Fortune Cookie. Furniture made from nickels, quarters, half-dollars, or dollar coins has become the hallmark of Swing’s work. “Assembled together to form the furniture they…

    Michael Coffey, Early El Morro desk and chair
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    Freeman's announces return of the Pennsylvania Sale

    The Pennsylvania Sale is a tribute to the entire region—its history, people, and the art and objects they made, used, and cherished. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On Wednesday, October 28th, Freeman’s will hold its renowned Pennsylvania Sale. This returning event showcases the development of craftsmanship in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Wharton Esherick furniture from the…

    Freemans announces return of the Pennsylvania Sale
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    Creating Space: Design Online

    Acclaimed for his surreal animal sculptures, François-Xavier Lalanne tried his hand at painting before focusing on sculpture. He and his wife, Claude Lalanne, became one of the most creative art duos of the 20th century. For his sculptures, Lalanne drew inspiration from animals, which soon sparked interest in collectors such…

    Peony Table Lamp
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    Phillips announces livestreamed Design Auction featuring important works

    Charlotte Perriand, Unique sideboard, 1926. Brazilian rosewood, kingwood, ebonized wood, chromium-plated metal, glass, mirrored glass. 40 3/8 x 87 1/8 x 22 7/8 in. (102.6 x 221.3 x 58.1 cm). Estimate: $40,000 - 60,000. Image courtesy of Phillips. NEW YORK, NY.-Phillips announced the forthcoming Design auction featuring a curated selection of…

    Phillips announces livestreamed Design Auction featuring important works
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    Freeman's first Art + Design auction solidifies ongoing streak of successful online auctions

    A Special "Triple Cabinet with Sliding Doors", 1971 by George Nakashima (Lot 70) sold for $27,500. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Following its highly successful online Design and Modern & Contemporary Art auctions this Spring, Freeman’s announced another stellar result. Its inaugural June 26 Art + Design auction achieved a 95% sell-through rate and totaled just…

    Freeman's first Art + Design auction solidifies ongoing streak of successful online auctions
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    20th Century Design

    Decorating many notable tables over the years, Puiforcat is synonymous with Art Deco glamor. The company’s founder, Jean Elysée Puiforcat, was a noted French silversmith. The brand is known for its sleek designs that blend traditional silverware with stone, glass, and even porcelain. Puiforcat’s works have been seen on the…

    Galle Cameo Glass Vase
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    Quinn’s to launch summer auction lineup with online-only Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, June 27

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Quinn’s Auction Galleries will welcome the summer season with an online-only Fine & Decorative Arts Auction on Saturday, June 27, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The sale includes a fine selection of Asian, American, European and Modern artworks, with selections by Merton Simpson, Dale Chihuly,…

    Quinn’s to launch summer auction lineup with online-only Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, June 27
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    Modern Design, ft. Ceramics and Glass

    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…

    George Nakashima, Special-Order coffee table
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    The Decorative Art of George Nakashima: Know Before You Bid

    Special-order coffee table by George Nakashima. Photo courtesy of Rago. The son of Japanese émigrés, artist George Nakashima, was forced into a Japanese internment camp in 1942. He was released a year later, but only on the grounds that he would work on a farm in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Every…

    The Decorative Art of George Nakashima Know Before You Bid
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    Freeman's Online Only Design Auction Soars Past Pre-Sale High Estimate to Achieve $1.2 Million

    Strong prices were realized throughout Freeman’s online only Design auction on April 3, which showcased a curated selection of 78 lots by important international designers and craftsmen. With an impressive sell-through rate of 96%, the auction achieved nearly $1.2 million, well exceeding its pre-sale high estimate. Nearly 70% of all lots offered…

    TIFFANY “NASTURTIUM” TABLE LAMP, Lot 27, brought $206,250.
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    Design

    Launched in 1935, the S.S. Normandie ocean liner was an extravagant symbol of French nationalism. When the ship arrived in New York three years later, the escalating conflict in Europe prevented its return to France. The Normandie was indefinitely docked in Manhattan as a result. Several reverse-glass panels depicting the…

    TIFFANY FURNACES DAMASCENE DESK LAMP
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    Design

    Paul Evans was a leading figure in the mid-century American Brutalist furniture movement. An example of his work is available in the upcoming Design auction, presented by Wright. The Argente cabinet designed by Evans includes two doors concealing storage and one adjustable shelf. Along with furniture, the event offers over…

    Design
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    Modern Design

    Harry Bertoia was a metalwork artist known best for his architectural sculptures. He claimed that he began carving sculptures when his jewelry designs “kept getting larger and larger.” Rago Auctions offers the work of Harry Bertoia in the upcoming Modern Design auction. Made of beryllium copper and brass, the artist’s…

    George Nakashima, Kornblut cabinets, pair
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    Doyle+Design

    The Doyle+Design auction offered by Doyle will showcase contemporary and modern design, furniture, and works from makers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Standing out in the furniture and design offerings are pieces from Tiffany Studios, Jacques Adnet, Max Ingrand for Fontana, Jean-Michel Frank, and more. The leading lot of…

    Doyle+Design
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    Design

    Phillips presents a collection of furniture pieces by world-famous designers in their upcoming Design auction. The auction will feature an Ours Polaire sofa by Jean Royère. It reflects Royère’s design style through its minimalistic curves and the velvet fabric covering the skeleton. The sofa retains its original red upholstery and…

    Design
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    Modern Decorative Art + Design

    A ceramicist, painter, and sculptor, Guerrino Tramonti entered the Italian art scene during the 1940s. His work ranged from ceramic tiles and glazed terracotta disks to Modernist porcelain and paintings. When Tramonti tired of his Eastern-inspired pottery, he changed mediums and continued developing Italian Modernism in fine art. The upcoming…

    François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008)
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    Design

    Wright presents Design, a highly vetted sale featuring work by some of the most influential designers, artists, and architects of the 20th -century. Collectors can bid on rare dining set by Kem Weber for the Grand Rapids Chair Company. The lacquered wood and upholstered dining set (circa 1928) describes Weber’s…

    George Nakashima Cushion armchairs, pair and ottoman/auctiondaily
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    20th C. Design Unsold Lots

    “There is no perfect piece of art. Every piece in its own unique way is the embodiment of flaws from an artist and that is what creates art.” This is a popular notion among the admirers of art. However, Dan Dailey, an American visual artist has come very near to…

    EDWARD FIELDS RUG BY BURT GROEDEL/Auctiondaily
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    Design

    Sotheby’s presents Design, an offering that consists of an assortment of items from artistic movements such as Art Nouveau, Art Deco, European mid-century, American Studio, and Contemporary design. The auction items are anchored by a selection of works by Tiffany Studios from the celebrated Geyer Collection.   Among the Tiffany Studio…

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