MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s July 19 ReDesigned auction achieved a high sell-through rate, bolstered by strong selections of fine art, décor, furnishings and more. The most popular lots in the auction were examples of good design and postwar art, showing the market for quality pieces is unwavering. With all lots and condition reports online, buyers found that browsing from the comfort of home has never been easier. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.
Art from the 20th century proved to be the most popular pieces of the day. The romantic serigraph Dr. Winkie Wedding Invitation by artist Keith Haring brought $4,375 (below). All prices realized include Moran’s 25% buyer’s premium).
It’s raining pineapples in Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s Cat in the Hat #32, which tied for top lot of the sale, realizing $8,125. Michael Bedard’s Great White Hype caused a bidding war, which propelled the price to $8,125, a new auction record for the artist (below).
Sculptural work from glass to Lucite struck a chord with collectors. Lalique’s stunning Masque du Femme, designed by Rene Lalique originally as a fountain, created another bidding war when it came to the block, realizing $5,312.
A gorgeous pate de verre art glass eagle from Daum was one of Moran’s favorite pieces in the sale, bringing $750. An ethereal Lucite sculpture by famed artist Michael Wilkinson was a wonderful example of his work and unsurprisingly brought $5,000.
Classic décor was highly sought after during the auction. A wonderful set of “Classic Fjord stainless steel flatware by Dansk soared past its $500 high estimate to bring $1,187.
A beautifully designed pair of chairs from Maitland Smith with their caned backs realized $1,500. A Sigurd Resell for Vatne Mobler “Falcon” chair will make a fantastic addition to any lair and brought $1,000.
Moran’s summer auction season will continue with Made in Mexico on Aug. 16, filled with fine and decorative art from our southern neighbors.
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