Moran’s dives deep into 20th century design Oct. 27

20th century design

Sam Maloof (1916-2009, Alta Loma, Calif.) rocking chair, walnut with ebonized plugs and decorative banding. Estimate: $25,000-$35,000. Moran’s image

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneer’s Oct. 27 auction, 20th Century Art + Design, is filled with a dizzying array of art from the leading artists of the last 100 years. From important Surrealist and Fauvist artists to fine makers and designers, the auction features one of the most exciting lineups Moran’s has hosted to date. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

Moran’s is proud to feature works from the Cooprider family collection, featuring important pieces from modern and contemporary artists. Gonzalo Cienfuegos’ Uncle Albert’s Studio is a triumph from the artist and a centerpiece of the Cooprider collection and should easily bring $30,000-$50,000. A stellar Maurice De Vlaminck painting, Paysage a la Route, completed during his late career is a vibrant work from the artist and comes to the block with a $40,000-$60,000 estimate (below).

20th century design

Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958, French), ‘Paysage a la Route,’ oil on canvas. Estimate: $40,000-$60,000. Moran’s image

Cuban artist José Bedia’s signature style is on full display with Lampiao e seus Cabras, O Rei do Cangaco, Governador do Sertao and is expected to bring $40,000-$60,000.

Sculptural works from clay to bronze are sure to impress collectors. An eerie sculpture by Christopher Lee is sure to appeal to collectors at $5,000-$7,000 and also comes from the famed Cooprider Family collection.

20th century design

Christopher Lee (20th/21st century, American), ‘Professor Metal and Teeth,’ 1993, metal, glass and ceramic. Estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Moran’s image

Pablo Picasso’s work for Madoura is always a hit with the auction audience. A bull profile wall plaque is sure to capture attention with its $4,000-$6,000 estimate. Agustín Cárdenas’ work, La Torre, is an outstanding contribution to the sale and heads to the block with a $20,000-$30,000 estimate (below).

20th century design

Agustín Cárdenas (1927-2001, Cuban) ‘La Torre,’ patinated bronze, 19in high. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Moran’s image

KAWS’ Warm Regards Bar (Chocolate) with its characteristic design executed in painted cast vinyl is estimated at $1,000-$2,000.

Fantastic Modernist designs can be found throughout the sale. A luscious rocking chair from master woodworker Sam Maloof is one of the finest examples Moran’s has handled and is estimated at $25,000-35,000.

A beautiful tall vase from ceramicist Harrison McIntosh is estimated at $1,000-$1,500. Coveted Danish designer Poul Kjaerholm features in the auction with two PK20 lounge chairs sure to appeal to collectors at $3,000-$5,000.

20th century design

Poul Kjaerholm (1929-1980, Danish), high-back PK20 lounge chair and a low-back PK20 lounge chair. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Moran’s image

An abstract brooch from leading Modernist jewelry designer Margaret de Patta is a glorious example from the artist and is estimated to bring $1,200-$1,800. Four bronze chairs from Robert Lewis are the epitome of mid-century chic and should easily bring $1,000-$2,000.

Other highlights include:

– A 2016 Mercedes Benz S600 Maybach, estimate: $80,000-$90,000;

– A Sam Maloof walnut dining table, estimate: $5,000-$7,000;

– A Marc Chagall Le Chevalet aux Fleurs color lithograph, estimate: $7,000-$9,000.


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