June 2020

Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

June 2020

Headlining the auction is a Sea Island, Georgia estate which features two works by South African artist William Kentridge titled Horse (Universal Archive), Linocut on Dictionary Pages and a bronze titled Sculpture for Return (Commendatore Naso), that rotates to form a nose at a specific angle. Other works from the collection include a rare Wendell Castle stump-form fiberglass stool produced in 1969 as well as a pair of bronze and wood candlesticks by the artist and a ceramic sculpture by Castle’s wife Nancy Jurs, a Harush Shlomo bronze wall hanging and a Sori Yanagi bentwood butterfly stool.

The auction continues with a dynamic group of lithographs from a Columbia, South Carolina collector including works by Alex Katz, Fairfield Porter and Allan D’Arcangelo as well as a Dale Chihuly sea-form glass sculpture and a Salvador Dali Daum glass and gilt-bronze sculpture.

Furniture designers include Harry Bertoia for Knoll, Le Corbusier, Paul McCobb, Jens Risom, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Eero Saarinen, Robert Sonneman, Hans Wegner and Edward Wormley. Designs include such classics as Saarinen’s tulip table and chairs, the Wegner papa bear chair, Bertoia’s diamond chair and Arredoluce’s Triennale lamp.

Also included are 8 sculptures from the Estate of John Bucci, the creator of the iconic mid-century concept car, “La Shablla” exhibited at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. A Renaissance man, he never stopped creating. His drive led him to make both functional sculptural pieces such as tables and console bases as well as freestanding sculptures out of plexiglass, steel, found objects and wood.

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