preview runs through june 27th 10am – 5pm. auction 28 june 12 pm cst.
wind catcher | isamu noguchi
rocking chasie |richard meier
untitled | harry bertoia
Wright presents the collection of the late John R. Eckel, Jr. at auction on the 28th of June. The works of Harry Bertoia, Paul Evans, Phillip Lloyd Powell, Edward Wormley and Vladimir Kagan figure prominently in this collection. All proceeds from this sale benefit the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation.
John R. Eckel, Jr. was a patron of the arts. He was a dedicated and loyal collector with a distinct eye. Eckel acquired works with commitment, generosity and passion to amass a collection that conveyed the breadth and depth of the artists and designers he appreciated most. With more than a dozen works by Paul Evans, including an Argente sculpture and a custom wall-mounted cabinet, more than a half a dozen sculptures by Harry Bertoia, numerous furniture designs by the architect Richard Meier that Eckel had acquired to complement his Meier designed apartment in New York and multiple works by other designers, the collection demonstrates his zeal for building a comprehensive and dedicated assortment of works.
Highlights from the sale include a bundled steel wire sculpture by Harry Bertoia, a rocking chaise by Richard Meier and a three-piece Unicorn sofa set by Vladimir Kagan. A beautiful bush form by Bertoia and a galvanized metal sculpture by Isamu Noguchi also stand out within the collection. James Prestini, Maria Pergay, and Jean Prouvé are just a few of the other artists and designers who captured the eye of John R. Eckel.
The Collection of John R. Eckel Jr. is comprised of more than 100 works of art and design. Each lot is featured in a specialized, full-color auction catalog [ view catalog online ]. Gallery preview runs through June 27th |10am – 5pm | 1440 West Hubbard Street Chicago | 312 563 0020 [ wright auction ]
Auction 28 June 2011 12 pm cst