Opening Reception 5 May 2011 5 – 8 pm
Exhibition 6 – 20 May 2011
Valerie Carberry Gallery and Wright collaborate to present Wall, a monumental work by Tony Smith from 1964. A sleek mass in painted steel, Wall achieves harmony in concept and form. Smith frees Wall from its architectural function as divider or barrier and creates a stand-alone object that celebrates our relationship to pure form: a sublime viewing experience on a human scale. This special exhibition is the first presentation of a major work by Smith in Chicago in over forty years.
1440 West Hubbard
on april 28th wright presents a distinctive curated collection of artworks and designed objects at auction with Living Contemporary. [ auction: 28 april 2011 | 12pm cst ]
The Living Contemporary auction combines remarkable works of art and exceptional designs from the past century to fashion a compelling and refined environment for living today. Artistic highlights include a photograph by Cindy Sherman from her landmark series Untitled Film Stills and a drawing by George Grosz who is known for his critical depictions of life in Berlin during the 1920s. Works by reputed artists, including Jörg Immendorf, Andy Warhol, David Hockney and John Chamberlain as well as modern-day, international artists such as Zhan Wang and Zhang Huan will also be sold.
Prominent designs complement the artworks included in this sale. From the organic and natural forms Mathias Bengtsson to the futuristic and colorful work of Marc Newson or the cool and ultramodern designs of Ron Arad, this sale integrates incongruent shapes, materials and modes of construction into a seamless and comprehensive reflection of sophistication. Work by Shiro Kuramata, Gerald Summers, Gilbert Poillerat, Ettore Sottsass, Maison Jansen, Zaha Hadid and Michelangelo Pistoletto and various other essential designers will be featured in this auction.
Living Contemporary is the second sale in a series of auctions dedicated to the integration of important functional and non-functional works. The sale is comprised of just over 200 lots, each of which is featured in our full-color catalog ( view catalog online ). Gallery preview opens April 21st and runs through April 27th, 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday (closed Sunday) at Wright, 1440 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60642.
For additional information about this sale, please don’t hesitate to contact Emillie Sims [ 312 563 0020 | esims at wright20 dot com ] or call 312 235 4381.