Mid-century Modern collectors will say “Gimme” at Rivich, Feb. 19
CHICAGO, Ill. – On Sunday, February 19, Rivich Auction will present an auction titled Gimme Shelter: Design in the 20th C. Highlights include items from the set of the Empire TV series, artwork from Hollis Sigler and Duncan Hannah, a breathtaking collection of Mid-century Modern furnishings and pieces, and also eclectic post-modern items. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Rivich Auction is presenting multiple items from the set of the TV series Empire, which was shot in Chicago. From a home that opened its doors to filming in October of 2016, buyers can find items such as a classic Eames Herman Miller rocking chair, a George Nelson for Herman Miller slat bench and plenty of gorgeous accent pieces.
Also featured in this auction are countless pristine mid-century items from a Chicago-based business owner’s collection. Highlights include a a Paul McCobb for Winchendon Planner Group dresser with six drawers, a two-piece item that has an estimate of $500-$750; a Hans Wegner for Fritz Hansen shell chair, model FH, estimated at $500-$1,000; and a signed Isamu Noguchi Akari UF1-O light sculpture that retains its Sun and Moon ideogram, which has an estimate of $500-$750. Other prizes from the collection include a unique olive green Preway fireplace and loads of Heywood Wakefield furniture.
Fine art choices include fresh-to-market pieces by lesbian feminist icon Hollis Sigler and also Duncan Hannah, a friend of Andy Warhol.
Hollis Sigler (American, 1948-2001) was a Chicago-based artist who was an openly lesbian feminist in the late 1970s to early 1980s. She is known for depicting the intricacies of womanhood as well as the difficulty of struggling with her diagnosis of breast cancer. In 1985 she created a pictorial journal of her journey with cancer. Art in America called it “one of contemporary art’s richest and most poignant treatments of sickness and health …” Sigler is known as an icon to women in the art world, and her artwork invokes every kind of emotion. Featured in the February 19 lineup is her 1990 mixed media work The Heart Rendered Helpless, which carries an estimate of $2,000-$4,000.
Duncan Hannah (1952-2022) was an American artist known for painting idyllic, dream-like landscapes. With a nod to artists such as Edward Hopper, Hannah perfectly encapsulates American and European nostalgia. He also released a book titled Twentieth Century Boy that chronicled his time spent with the likes of Warhol and Basquiat, reminiscing on the grungy atmosphere of the art world in the 1970s. His large-scale undated oil on canvas, Fiction, has an estimate of $2,000-$3,000.
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