design mastersworks auction. wright.
above> reaper | wendell castle | 2010 /// preview / new york | 7 > 19 may 2016 |11a > 6p /// auction / chicago | 19 may 2016 | noon ct
a showcase for exceptional objects, wright presents design masterworks, a tightly curated sale featuring seminal works by the most innovative and influential artists and designers of the 20th and 21st centuries at auction on may 19th. notable works include a minguren ii coffee table by george nakashima, an influential bloc bahut by charlotte perriand and a sculptural rocking chair, titled reaper, by wendell castle, alongside works that unite the worlds of art and design by paul kelpe, peter voulkos, nanda vigo and ettore sottsass. further distinguishing this impressive sale is a selection of important italian glass made by the country’s best designers and makers including an early mosaic vase by artisti barovier, a unique con macchia vase by fulvio bianconi and an exceptional carved vase by vittorio zecchin and franz pelzel, and more.
each of these groundbreaking designs will be featured in our full-color catalog alongside texts and images that contextualize their significance within the cannon of design. all lots will be on view in our new york gallery located at 980 madison avenue.
below> pennellate vase model 3788 | carlo scarpa | venini | 1942
below> bloc bahut | charlotte perriand | cité cansado | 1958
below> sculptures from stemmons towers dallas | harry bertoia | 1964a
below> miss blanche chair | shiro kuramata | ishimaru | 1988 / 1989
below> o vessel from the kalligraphy series | ettore sottsass | bitossi/flavia | 1996
dolphin lounge chair | hans j. wegner | johannes hansen | 1950
below> untitled (monumental sonambient) from the standard oil commission | harry bertoia |1975
preview / new york | 7 > 19 may 2016 |11a > 6p /// auction / chicago | 19 may 2016 | noon ct
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