Fine art complements design in Wright auction Jan. 18

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons, ‘Pink Bow’ (from the Celebration Series), 2013, pigment print on Japanese watercolor paper, 32.25 in. high x 41.5 in. wide, sheet measures 37 in. high x 44 in. in. wide, number 30 from the edition of 50, published by New Art Editions, The Hague. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Wright image

CHICAGO – Wright presents Art + Design at auction on Thursday, Jan. 18. This curated sale brings together compelling designs and original works of art, prints and photography. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Featured fine art includes Jeff Koons’ Pink Bow from his Celebration Series. The signed and numbered pigment print on Japanese watercolor paper (above) is number 30 from an edition of 50 and published by New Art Editions, The Hague. From a private collection in Chicago, the artwork has a $10,000-$15,000 estimate.

American painter Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977) is also featured in the auction with an oil on canvas from 1998 titled Limbo Series #5. The 14-by-11-inch portrait (below) is from a San Francisco private collection and estimated at $10,000-$15,000.

Jeff Koons

Kehinde Wiley, ‘Limbo Series #5,’ 1998, oil on canvas, 14 in. high x 11 in. wide, signed and dated to verso ‘Kehinde Wiley 98’. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Wright image

Sculpture in the auction includes Memory of Sophie Calle’s Flower by Frank Gehry. This 2012 work in cast urethane, birch plywood, lacquered wood is number 14 from an edition of 28 published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles. It also has a $10,000-$15,000 estimate.

Jeff Koons

Frank Gehry, ‘Memory of Sophie Calle’s Flower,’ 2012, cast urethane, birch plywood, lacquered wood, 23 in. high x 23 in. wide x 18 in. diameter, signed with applied metal artist label to underside of base. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Wright image

Twentieth-century design figures prominently in the 292-lot auction. A rare armchair by American designer Gilbert Rohde and manufactured by Troy Sunshade Co. in the early 1930s is pictured in Gilbert Rohde: Modern Design for Modern Living, Ross, pg. 108. This classic modern chair has a $5,000-$7,000 estimate.

Jeff Koons

Gilbert Rohde armchair, Troy Sunshade Co., USA, circa 1933, chrome-plated steel, upholstery.
Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Wright image

Italian designers include Carlo Nason, whose frosted glass table lamp for A.V. Mazzega, is offered with a $2,000-$3,000 estimate.

Jeff Koons

Carlo Nason table lamp, model LT305, A.V. Mazzega, Italy, circa 1969, frosted glass and enameled steel, 18.5 in diameter x 17 in. high. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000. Wright image

Wright’s Art + Design auction will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18, starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time/noon Central.