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Tag: Harry Bertoia

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    The Queen of the Leica: Ilse Bing Print Sets Pace for Summer Curated and Groll Estate Auction

    Ilse Bing started her photographic journey sometime in 1931 with just a small Leica camera. Bing is also known as Queen of the Leica for being the first professional to wholeheartedly adopt the innovative technology of the 35mm single-lens camera. She wasn’t shy to experiment and be bold while shooting…

    Ilse Bing Silver Gelatin Print
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    Sam Gilliam’s “Pantheon #5” to Headline Neue Auctions’ Annual May Modern Event

    A major sculptural work by American artist Sam Gilliam will lead Neue Auctions’ third annual May Modern sale. Pantheon #5 from 1984 is composed of acrylic on canvas with collaged aluminum pieces. Described by Neue Auctions’ Bridget McWilliams as “an exuberant, highly textured and complex composition, executed with deft craftsmanship,”…

    Sam Gilliam, Pantheon 5
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    Colorful Paul Evans Sideboard Available With S&S Auction

    Noted American furniture designer Paul Evans was a master in uniting craft with glamor. Active in the 1970s, his blocky designs bridged the sleek minimalism of the 1960s with the next decade’s preference for kitsch. Evans’ work has been described as “stunningly beautiful, stunningly ugly, stunningly tacky, [and] stunningly sophisticated,”…

    Paul Evans Sideboard
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    Rago’s Modern Design Auction Spotlights Intricate Woodwork by George Nakashima

    American craftsman George Nakashima was imprisoned in an internment camp in Idaho, along with his wife and infant daughter, in 1942. It was there that the artist learned unconventional Japanese woodworking techniques from another prisoner. In 1943, after he and his family were able to leave the camp, Nakashima began…

    George Nakashima Greenrock Table
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    Nicholas Mongiardo’s Furniture - Highlight of Upcoming Stair Auction

    Nicholas Mongiardo is famous for his restored and Art Deco-inspired furniture pieces. Mongiardo’s elite clientele includes Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Yoko Ono, and Donna Karan. His classic furniture designs have a smooth finish, portraying the influence of masters like Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. The upcoming Stair Galleries auction features a low table by Nicholas…

    Macassar ebony and bone inlaid low table by Nicholas Mongiardo After a Model by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann.
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    Modern Works in Glass, Steel, Wood, and More Available From Rago

    It would be difficult to speak of the state of modern art glass without at least mentioning Dale Chihuly. The artist cofounded the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State, from which many renowned glass artists have been launched. Chihuly has been the recipient of 12 honorary doctorates, his work can…

    Dale Chihuly Persian Ceiling Installation
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    Freeman’s to Offer François-Xavier Lalanne Sculptures and Chaïm Soutine Painting in Upcoming Sale

    Born in France, François-Xavier Lalanne (1927 - 2008) studied drawing, painting, and sculpture at the Académie Julian. The sculptor and installation artist famously created whimsical furniture pieces that resemble animals. In 1965, Lalanne made a striking artistic statement by designing 24 furniture items with sheepskin and bronze. Lalanne fashioned them…

    Chaïm Soutine (French/Russian, 1893-1943) Le Viaduc Rouge Près de Vence
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    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
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    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
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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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    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
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    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
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    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