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Lambertville, NJ, United States
DoneSat, Oct 25, 2008 2:00 PM GMT

Sollo Rago Modern Auctions

The sale features a true masterwork, the architectural cabinet of Charles Sumner Greene, of master architects Greene and Greene, completed between 1907 and 1911. Many exceptional pieces of George Nakashima's work will be represented. Wharton Esherick furniture and woodblock prints will also be featured, as will the work of New Hope artisans Phillip Lloyd Powell and Paul Evans. The Mexican studio master Pedro Friedeberg will be represented by a fantastic carved and gilded wood chair. Studio jewelry offerings are anchored by a dazzling collection of works by Ed Wiener, and William Harper. Elegant and original pieces by Tommi Parzinger and James Mont are featured prominently. The sale also features an iconic Mesa table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings and works by French designers Jean Royere, Jacques Adnet and Italian designers Gio Ponti and Ico Parisi. Studio glass offerings are exceptional, with works by Dale Chihuly, Dominick Labino, and international artists Eva Vlchova, Vladimir Kopecky and Anna Matouskova. Italian glass offerings include two rare and important works by Fulvio Bianconi for Venini, along with works by Seguso, Carlo Scarpa and Barovier. Among the ceramics are major pieces by Michael Lucero, Peter Voulkos, Jack Earl, David Gilhooly and an "Animal" by Ralph Bacerra - made in 1976, it was one of 10 produced. Modern and Contemporary art works include a 40" Sonambient by Harry Bertoia and a large tabletop Bush of bronze and copper. Look for paintings by Nicholas Krushenick, Hannes Beckmann, Ralston Crawford, Antonio Music, Walter Murch and Carl Morris; Master prints by Wassily Kandinsky, M. C. Escher and Joan Miro; and sculpture by Boris Lovet-Lorski, Reg Butler and Jack Zajac. There's also an important Pop Shop IV portfolio by Keith Haring, a large and exceptional shadow cowboy by Richard Hambleton and more from Robert Loughlin and Haring protègè, the graffiti artist LAII.