35 Press Releases

Tag: George Nakashima

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    Freeman’s Design Sale Spotlights Father of the American Craft Movement, George Nakashima

    This June, Freeman’s will offer 19 lots of 20th-century furniture and decorative objects in its Select Design sale. Among them are 11 lots of furniture by Japanese-American woodworker George Nakashima (1905 – 1990). An architect and furniture maker, Nakashima produced some of the most influential furniture designs of the post-war…

    George Nakashima Exceptional "Conoid" Desk, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 1961
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    A Sculpture By Arnaldo Pomodoro And Furniture Pieces By George Nakashima Headline Ahlers & Ogletree’s March 27-28 Online Auction

    The polished bronze sculpture by Pomodoro (b. 1926), titled Sfera, soared to $186,000, while five pieces by Nakashima were offered as individual lots. The top one, a table, brought $74,400. 1966 walnut Minguren coffee table with rosewood butterfly and several free and raw edges by George Nakashima, one of five…

    A Sculpture By Arnaldo Pomodoro And Furniture Pieces By George Nakashima Headline Ahlers & Ogletrees March 27-28 Online Auction
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    Akiba Antiques Highlights Acrylic Painting by Peter Max

    “I never know what I’m going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself. I’m just the middleman,” Peter Max once said. Max was a prolific artist best known for his vibrant paintings and his contributions to the Neo-Expressionism movement. In the 1960s, the artist started a small art…

    Peter Max (American b. 1937) Delta Acrylic On Canvas
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    Furniture Pieces By George Nakashima And A Sculpture By Arnaldo Pomodoro Will Headline Ahlers & Ogletree’s March 27th-28th Auction

    The auction will be conducted online, via three popular bidding platforms. Start times both days are 10 am Eastern. In all, more than 1,100 quality lots will come up for bid across the two days. Polished bronze sculpture on a Lucite base by Arnaldo Pomodoro (Italian, b. 1926), titled Sfera,…

    Furniture Pieces By George Nakashima And A Sculpture By Arnaldo Pomodoro Will Headline Ahlers & Ogletrees Mar 27th-28th Auction
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    The State of the Decorative Arts Market With David Rago

    David Rago, President of Rago Arts and Auction. Photo courtesy of the auction house. The world of fine decorative arts - items appreciated for their beauty, collectability, and function - includes century-spanning furniture, ceramics, crystal, glassware, lamps and lighting, and tableware, among others. Auction Daily spoke with David Rago, President…

    The State of the Decorative Arts Market With David Rago2
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    Toomey & Co. Auctioneers sees intense bidding and elevated prices in first two sales of 2021

    Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, ESU-421-C storage unit. Sold for $13,750. OAK PARK, IL.-Toomey & Co. Auctioneers has started 2021 with two high performing sales. Modern Design + Post-War & Contemporary Art on February 25 and Fine Art + Furniture & Decorative Arts on March 14 combined for a…

    Toomey & Co. Auctioneers sees intense bidding and elevated prices in first two sales of 2021
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    Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Brings Range of Fine and Decorative Art

    The first session of Ahlers & Ogletree’s upcoming Spring Fine Estates & Collections sale focuses on contemporary fine and decorative art. The auction will offer George Nakashima’s walnut Minguren coffee table, executed in 1966. The coffee table displays Nakashima’s signature free-edge technique. This style uses irregular edges to bring out…

    GEORGE NAKASHIMA WALNUT MINGUREN COFFEE TABLE
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    Tonal Sculptures by Harry Bertoia Spotlight Rago’s Modern Design Auction

    Harry Bertoia was a well-known sound art sculptor, graphic artist, and furniture designer. The artist was born in Italy and moved to America at the age of 15. Bertoia went to college with artists like Walter Gropius, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen. Although Bertoia was interested in arts…

    Harry Bertoia, Untitled (Monumental Multi-Plane Construction) from the First National Bank of Miami
  • Auction Industry

    Inspiration at Michaan’s first auction of 2021.

    Inspiration at Michaan’s first auction of 2021. ALAMEDA, CA, USA, January 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Inspiration, in all its many forms, can illuminate the darkest of winters. At Michaan’s Auctions we are inspired by the ancient and the modern, by the historic and the ephemeral; by families, and cultures, and all that…

    Inspiration at Michaans first auction of 2021
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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
  • Auction Result

    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
  • Auction Industry

    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
  • Auction Industry

    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
  • Auction Result

    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.