LOS ANGELES — On Tuesday, July 11, starting at 10 am Pacific time, John Moran Auctioneers will present its next ReDesigned sale. The auction will offer more than 400 lots featuring a kaleidoscope of styles, periods, designers and marquee names from favorite masters of 20th and 21st centuries. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Works by legends such as Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Richard Wyatt Jr., Itzchak Tarkay, LeRoy Neiman, Victor Vasarely, Corita Kent, Keith Haring, Harold von Schmidt, Larry Rivers, Larry Poons and the Date Farmers highlight the art choices. There will be a large collection of Erte bronzes and also pieces by Prince Paul Troubetzkoy, Tiffany, Daum, Durand and Baccarat. Old Hollywood glamour comes through in the form of Chinoiserie-style slipper chairs and a French bronze and crystal palm tree floor lamp featuring a glittery beaded peacock.
The selection of lighting continues with works by Durand, Arnes Jacobsen, Bill Curry, Willy Rizzo, Gaetano Sciolari and several stunning Murano glass lamps. Furniture highlights range from Bauhaus, Art Deco, mid-20th-century to Memphis, and contemporary pieces from designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Chiavari, Hudson-Rissman, Baker Furniture and Michael Aram.
Leading the sale is a 1921 bronze sculpture, Danseuse Jambe Droite Levee (Lady Constance Stewart Richardson), after Prince Paul Troubetzkoy. Troubetzkoy (1866-1938) was an artist and a sculptor who was described by George Bernard Shaw as “the most astonishing sculptor of modern times.” This piece will be offered with an estimate of $10,000-$15,000. Adding to the selection of bronze works will be examples from Tiffany Studios, Anne Marie Paul, and 22 lots of Romain de Tirtoff (aka Erte) sculptures, with estimates ranging from $1,000-$3,500.
For fine art, Moran’s will once again present works by Richard Wyatt Jr. (b. 1955-). Back in its April California Living sale featuring the estate of Oscar and Barbara Leidenfrost, Wyatt Jr.’s 1976 work Bubblegum Problems sold for $13,000. The July 11 auction will feature three of his works: Spike Lee 40 Acres from 1992, estimated at $7,000-$9,000, and two depicting the late Robert F. Kennedy — a Robert Kennedy study from 2006 and Young Robert Kennedy, also from 2006, with estimates between $3,000-$6,000.
There will also be a stunning nautical painting by Harold von Schmidt (1893-1982), an American illustrator who specialized in magazine interior illustrations. Estimated at $3,000-$5,000 is his Pitching And Bucking Into The Seas, She Made Good Weather Of It.
Other highlighted fine art pieces include a 1973 mixed-media sculpture by Lau Chun titled Diptych and estimated at $2,000-$3,000, and a 2013 untitled work by the Date Farmers (Armando Lerma, b. 1975, and Carlos Ramirez, b. 1967), which has an estimate of $1,500-$2,500.
The selection of decorative art is particularly strong, starting with a 1930s French gilt-bronze and crystal palm tree floor lamp. Estimated at $3,000-$5,000 and standing 74in tall, this 11-light cast bronze sculptural lamp in the form of a palm tree has crystal chandelier fronds and a peacock with an illuminated multicolor Czech glass beaded tail perched midway.
Another noteworthy light fixture is a 20th-century Durand crackle glass table lamp, estimated at $2,000-$3,000. The design features a domed pale-yellow shade supported on a gold-toned bell-shaped base with a bronze spider mount.
Other interesting decorative offerings include an Ars Murano glass sculpture by Mariano Moro and a mixed textile by Helen Webber. The glass piece depicts two translucent purple and pink gradient C-scrolls surrounding clear orbs on a clear glass base, and is estimated at $1,500-$2,500. Webber’s Heron from her 1978 Other Images series has an estimate of $600-$800.
Mid-century Modern collectors are sure to take notice of the two pairs of rosewood record cabinets (each pair estimated at $1,000-$1,500) and the set of four Domus bentwood chairs for Knoll by Ilmari Tapiovaara, which are estimated at $1,000-$1,500. The standout, however, is a groovy pair of orange-and-brown-checkered jacquard 1960’s Chinoiserie slipper chairs, estimated at $800-$1,200.
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