Art and mid-century furniture rose to the top at Rivich sale

Vico Magistretti Maralunga leather lounge chair in purple, $1,860. Image courtesy of Rivich Auction

Vico Magistretti Maralunga leather lounge chair in purple, $1,860. Image courtesy of Rivich Auction

CHICAGO – On February 19, Rivich Auction presented Gimme Shelter: Design in the 20th C., a formidable collection of mid-century art and design. Highlights of the auction included items from the set of Chicago-filmed hit TV show Empire, artwork from esteemed artists Hollis Sigler and Duncan Hannah, and choice post-modern pieces that kept the bids coming in.

The February 19 Rivich Auction featured two one-of-a-kind works by famed lesbian feminist artist Hollis Sigler. These works were fresh to market and reflected Hollis’ fight against breast cancer. Hollis’ depiction of the struggles of womanhood draws viewers into her personal experience through her intricate creations. The two Hollis works, titled The Torture of Guilt and The Heart Rendered Helpless, sold for $15,500 and $11,160, respectively.

Hollis Sigler, ‘The Heart Rendered Helpless,’ $11,160. Image courtesy of Rivich Auction

Hollis Sigler, ‘The Heart Rendered Helpless,’ $11,160. Image courtesy of Rivich Auction

In addition, Rivich Auction offered an original work by American realist artist Duncan Hannah in the February 19 sale. Known for his idyllic landscapes and close relationships with the likes of Warhol and Basquiat, Hannah’s work captures nostalgia at its finest. His oil on canvas titled Fiction depicts a quiet, peaceful town beneath an overcast sky and sold for $6,200.

Duncan Hannah, ‘Fiction,’ $6,200. Image courtesy of Rivich Auction

Duncan Hannah, ‘Fiction,’ $6,200. Image courtesy of Rivich Auction

In the realm of mid-century furniture, Rivich Auction obtained some of the highest prices for an iconic Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen Model FH Shell chair, which sold for $3,720; a Vico Magistretti Maralunga leather lounge chair in purple, which realized $1,860; a Herman Miller surfboard table; and a set of two Vernon Panton orange S chairs for Vitra.

 

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