Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
West Palm Beach, FL, United States
DoneSat, Jan 19, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
Studio 54-Steve Rubell & Important Modern
'Studio 54 made Halloween in Hollywood look like a PTA meeting' ...Lorna Luft. Palm Beach Modern Auctions January 19, 2013 features Steve Rubell's personal collection of memorabilia from Studio 54. The auction includes hundreds of paparazzi photos of celebrities including Richard Gere, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, Sylvester Stallone, Joan Rivers, Ryan O'Neal, Farrah Fawcett, Brooke Shields, Bianca Jagger, Halston, Truman Capote, Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson & Elton John. Also offered at auction are original invitations to special events, VIP drink tickets, Studio 54 guestbook and other ephemera, including many handwritten celebrity letters. The collection includes original works of fine art such as a bronze dollar sign sculpture by Andy Warhol, a monumental painting of Steve by Michael Vollbracht, several Warhol polaroid's and more. Art and modern design from the period have been added including significant pieces from Paul Evans, Vladimir Kagan, Milo Baughman, Curtis Jere, Don Robertson, Nicholas Krushenick, Andy Warhol, Tommi Parzinger, Pierre Paulin, Angelo Mangiarotti, Shiro Kuramata, Angelo Brotto, Gae Aulenti and Pierre Cardin. This auction will also feature 50+ lots of rare and important modern design including; Ico Parisi bar, Ico Parisi "Duck Foot" desk, Gio Ponti cocktail table, Gio Ponti brass settee and chairs, Gio Ponti lounge chairs from the Hotel Parco dei Principi, Gio Ponti dining chairs, Fontana Arte chandeliers and sconces, rare vases by Anzolo Fuga/A.V.E.M. (Cristallo & Pavone Sfumato), Barovier & Toso (Patchwork) and Pollio Perelda/Fratelli Toso (Cattedrale), Maria Pergay table and box, Michel Boyer chairs, Armand Jonker cocktail table, Sergio Rodrigues prototype chairs and "Poltona Stella" chairs, Angelo Lelli chandelier, Guglielmo Ulrich table and an Ettore Sottsass cocktail table. Auction will be held at 417 Bunker Rd., West Palm Beach, Florida, 12 noon EST. FL Lic. #AU4083 & #AB2905.