22 Press Releases

Tag: Harry Bertoia

  • Auction Result, Press Release

    It Was The Month Of The Dragon At Briggs Auction In July, As A Lovely Porcelain Bowl Beautifully Decorated With An Enamel Dragon Design Gaveled For $200,000

    GARNET VALLET, Pa. – Briggs Auction’s Fine Estates Auction held on July 30th featured a fine selection of antique and modern furnishings, fine art, fine porcelains, decorative arts and more. "This was a well-received auction with a wide variety of items that appealed to a broad range of bidders," said…

    This graceful porcelain dragon bowl with Yongzheng mark sold for $200,000 (including buyer's premium).
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    Impasto Grid Painting by Alfred Julio Jensen Highlights Upcoming Brunk Auctions Sale

    Concrete abstract art painter Alfred Julio Jensen is famous for his grid-like paintings with vibrant colors. The artist was fascinated by numbers, patterns, and color theory. Encouraged by Saidie Alder, his patron, Jensen refined his work during the 1950s. He started to incorporate his knowledge of philosophy and systems into…

    Alfred Julio Jensen
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    Harry Bertoia’s Kinetic Sculpture Available in Early Spring Auction

    The American sculptor Harry Bertoia was a prolific metal worker known for timeless art pieces. The artist initially worked at the Evans Product Company and later designed furniture for Knoll. Around the 1950s, Bertoia decided to dedicate his time to art and began creating sculptures from wood and metal. The…

    Willow Kinetic Art sculpture by Harry Bertoia.
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    Lynda Benglis’s Abstract Sculpture Highlights Upcoming Auctions

    Pushing the limits of her medium, Lynda Benglis revolutionized the concept of sculpture in the 1960s. Benglis entered the spotlight for her poured-latex floor works. Besides latex, many of her pieces experiment with polyurethane, beeswax, luminous paint, plaster, porcelain, glass, and paper to achieve a particular form or texture. Benglis…

    Lynda Benglis Platinum Lustre Fan Sculpture
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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
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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
  • Auction Result

    Hindman continues to set auction records with fine art and design

    Jules Olitski, Hawk Channel, 1985. Acrylic on canvas, 42 1/2 x 55 inches. Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized: $37,500. CHICAGO, IL.-Hindman’s How Soon Is Now: Post War Art & Design auction was an outstanding success, exceeding the pre-sale estimate by more than $300,000 and selling 90% of the lots offered.…

    Hindman continues to set auction records with fine art and design
  • Auction Industry

    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 Industry

    Hindman to Offer Unique Blend of Post War Art and Design in One July Auction

    Chicago – This carefully curated collaborative auction offers works from some of the most important names in art and design from the second half of the 20th century. Sophisticated acquisition opportunities are available for connoisseurs and savvy emerging collectors alike, including examples by Sol LeWitt, Chuck Close, Keith Haring, Christo,…

    Hindman to Offer Unique Blend of Post War Art and Design in One July Auction
  • Artists

    Artist to Know: Harry Bertoia

    Sonambient Sculpture Available in Upcoming Spring Sale Harry Bertoia. Image from the Harry Bertoia Foundation. Though most frequently recognized for his Modernist furniture, Harry Bertoia also designed sculpture, jewelry, and screenprints. He was raised in Friuli, Italy, before immigrating to the United States at the age of 15. Once there,…

    Artist to Know Harry Bertoia1
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    Modern Art & Design: Spring 2020

    When American muralist and graffiti artist Keith Haring started drawing graphic lines and cartoon figures on the vacant billboards of New York City’s subway, the art scene was caught up with Conceptualism. His white-chalk graffiti drawings captured the attention of New Yorkers and earned him international recognition. Fascinated by cartoon…

    Modern Art & Design- Spring 2020
  • Auction Result

    Sotheby's 20th Century Design Sale Brings Record Online at $4 Million

    A Sotheby’s auction last week brought a total of $4 million, the highest-ever result for an online sale of 20th century design. The sale, which was moved from live to online, pushed past its high estimate by more than 25 percent. L: HARRY BERTOIA, UNTITLED (Sonambient) (c. 1970). R: TIFFANY STUDIOS, “Moorish”…

    Sotheby's 20th Century Design Sale Brings Record Online at $4 Million
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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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    Structure & Ornament - Studio Jewelry: 1900 to the Present.

    The legacy of Manhattan’s Fifty/50 Gallery will be honored in the upcoming Structure & Ornament auction, presented by Rago and Wright. This sale of jewelry from 1900 to the present revisits a similar exhibition by the gallery in 1984. Mark McDonald, the only surviving founder of Fifty/50, was among the…

    Peter Chang, bracelet
  • Art Fairs, Art Industry

    The Winter Show 2020

    January 24 – February 2, 2020 at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City. WHAT: The Winter Show is the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts from ancient times to the present day. The Winter…

    Vase with radiating pattern
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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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    Post War and Contemporary Art

    The upcoming Post War and Contemporary Art auction presented by Hindman Auctions will feature items from several 20th-century artisans. Leading the sale is a sculpture carved in 1982 by Carl Andre. His work was inspired by the concepts of simplicity and minimalism. Andre designed sculptures with factory-cut wood, bricks, and…

    Lester Johnson (American, 1919-2010) City Women
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    Modern Design| Art

    "I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in some way that they've never experienced," Dale Chihuly has explained. The American sculptor developed a new way of working with glass, utilizing gravity to let molten glass organically find its shape. Asymmetry and irregularity are defining characteristics of his…

    Dale Chihuly (Born 1941)
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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