4 Press Releases

Tag: Modernism

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    From Pictorialism into Modernism: 80 Years of Photography

    Through the early 20th century, Pictorialist photography emphasized the beauty, tonality, and composition of its subject matter rather than reality. During the 1950s, photographers abandoned Pictorialism for Modernism. This style of photography produced works with a sharp focus and an emphasis on formal qualities. The upcoming Christie’s auction includes 89…

    ALFRED STIEGLITZ (1864–1946)
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    Gifting 101: Audubon to Vuitton

    When Christopher Slowinski emigrated to the United States and started Christopher Designs in 1981, he already had a background in classic jewelry design. His company is best known for creating a new type of gemstone cut, using 77 facets as opposed to the standard 48. “I have always been intrigued…

    Gifting 101: Audubon to Vuitton
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    20th Century Art + Design

    From Surrealism to optical art, John Moran Auctioneers offers a wide variety of fine art pieces in their upcoming 20th Century Art + Design auction. This includes works from the eras of Modernism, Impressionism, and abstract art, in addition to pieces of furniture, decorative art, and sculpture. One featured lot…

    VIOLA FREY (1933-2004 OAKLAND, CA)
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    Mass Modern

    In the 20th Century, designers such as Ico Parisi, Alexander Girard, and Charles and Ray Eames, reminded people that art need not simply be displayed in a frame, it can appear in everyday objects. The Mass Modern auction, presented by Wright, offers the work of the Eames partners, Parisi, Girard,…

    Arne Jacobsen, Egg chair