NEW YORK — Jens Risom (1916-2016) was one of the earliest and most prominent Scandinavian furniture designers to bring that timeless aesthetic to the United States. Yet, for all his talent and fame at the height of his decades-long career, he has been underappreciated when compared to his Danish compatriots, like Hans Wegner, Arne Jacobsen and Borge Morgensen.
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SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. – The Philadelphia area’s estate specialists, Stephenson’s Auctions in Bucks County, will conduct a Friday, October 14 sale featuring fine and folk art, platinum and diamond jewelry, and an extensive array of mostly mid-20th-century furniture and decorative accessories, including porcelain and glass. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – Phaidon is pleased to present Jens Risom: A Seat at the Table, the first book to celebrate the seminal figure’s legacy in design history. One of the first designers to introduce Scandinavian design to the United States, Risom is an unsung hero of the highly popular Mid-century Modern movement. The 264-page Risom book will be released as a hardback on February 2, priced at $125.
SAVANNAH, Ga. – Those who have always yearned to own an original Grandma Moses oil painting will have the rare opportunity to make that happen when Everard Auctions presents the revered New England artist’s Deep Snow as the headliner of its June 8-9 online auction. Fresh to the market after more than 40 years of private ownership, the prized artwork’s provenance goes back directly to Grandma Moses herself.