Intense competition for works from The Jon Stryker Collection drove the sale far above its $4.1 million high estimate to achieve $7.4 million. The sale offered extraordinary European and Scandinavian 20th Century Design and Photography from the Manhattan apartment of the famed architect and philanthropist. The auction was led by Paul Dupré-Lafon’s Low Tablecirca 1950, which fetched $749,000 – over six times the high estimate of $120,000. All eight works in the collection by Alberto and Diego Giacometti were sold for a total of $2.2 million, led by Diego’s L'Arbre de Vie sculpture that more than tripled its high estimate to sell for $701,000.
The design and photography collection of architect and philanthropist Jon Stryker is comprised of exceptional pieces of European and Scandinavian design, including masterworks by Alberto and Diego Giacometti, Pierre Chareau, Paul Dupré-Lafon, Georges Jouve, Alexandre Noll and Tapio Wirkkala. This collection was thoughtfully put together with a combination of Stryker’s architecturally-minded sensibility and exquisite connoisseurship, resulting in the cerebral, serene and harmonious interior of his Manhattan apartment.