NEW YORK — Unlike some of his contemporaries who were more interested in producing one-off pieces and custom furniture for wealthy clients, Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) is renowned for democratizing art. The prolific designer, who hailed from Milan, had a large and diverse output, responsible for more than 13,000 examples of furniture and decorative arts pieces […]
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LOS ANGELES — February 2023 is filled with many noteworthy days: Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and also John Moran’s Art + Design sale, taking place Tuesday, February 28 at noon Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. Containing more than 300 lots, the sale will include works by Alice Baber, Hans Burkhardt, Roy Lichtenstein, Rosangela Renno, Margaret Keane, Bruno Munari, Alex Weinstein, Wucius Wong and Pablo Picasso. The variety of furniture is also impressive, featuring designers such as George Nakashima, Philip and Kelvin LaVerne, Frank Gehry, Charles and Ray Eames, Yves Klein, Eero Saarinen, Toyoda Hiroyuki, George Nelson and Rudolph Schelling Webermann. In the realm of decorative pieces, a couple of Venini glass vases are sure to win attention, coming from designers Tina Aufiero and Gio Ponti.
NEW YORK – Auctions at Showplace will present Fall Important Fine Art and Design on Sunday, October 9. The sale will feature 145 lots of fine art mixed with modern design from New York Metropolitan area estates and private collections. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
DALLAS – After almost a century of illuminating the conservatory of the same Illinois house, a rare suspension lamp by renowned French designer Jean-Michel Frank has a new place to call home.
DALLAS – An Architettura Trumeau bar-cabinet, which has remained for more than half a century in the family of its original owner, will find a new home when it is sold Sept. 30 in Heritage Auctions’ Design Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The word “important” is sometimes used a bit too freely in describing antiques or collectibles, but it would not be a stretch to call this cabinet “highly important.” We spotted it in Palm Beach Modern Auctions’ (PBMA) catalog for their Saturday, August 21 sale titled Objects20C Collection: The Best of Modern. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
DENVER — The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will reopen its expanded and reimagined campus to the public with a free general admission day on October 24, unveiling all eight levels of its iconic Gio Ponti-designed Lanny and Sharon Martin Building (formerly referred to as the North or Ponti Building), which originally opened to the public 50 years ago, and the new Anna and John J. Sie Welcome Center. Part of an overall campus reunification and building renovation project designed by Machado Silvetti and Fentress Architects, the campus reopening coincides with the Martin Building’s 50th anniversary.