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Lot 2479
Alvar Aalto 805 table, c. 1945, Finland, bentwood birch and glass, for Artek, 17"h x 27"squ

Provenance: Estate of Pentti Kouri, NYC; purchased from Aero, Helsinki

Notes/Literature: Dr. Pentti Kouri(1949-2009) was a Finnish economist and venture capitalist with partner George Soros. He built his prestigious art collection with the goal of opening a private art foundation focused on his interests in Minimalism, Arte Povera, Conceptual and Text-based art. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Dia Art Foundation, and on the boards of Tate, London and the Guggenheim Museum, New York. In addition, a portion of his collection forms the core of the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland (http://kokoelmat.fng.fi/app?si=http://kansallisgalleria.fi/E78.Collection_Kouri_kokoelma&lang=en). Millea Bros is proud to offer at auction over the next year 400 works from Dr. Kouri’s collection

Condition

Good, wood probably refinished --- *All lots offered in our online only ABC Auctions are packed and moved to a third party storage facility in King of Prussia, PA prior to the sale. Because of this, REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL IMAGES and/or CONDITION INFORMATION CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED.

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Alvar Aalto 805 table

Auction ended on Wed, Mar 14, 2018
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