S otheby's Game On: Property from the Collection of Ryan Brant online auction, running through 9 October, is comprised of works from the collection of famed video-game designer and entrepreneur Ryan Brant. Born into a family with an illustrious presence in the arts, Brant became an esteemed collector in his own right, amassing a a carefully-curated assemblage of works from some of the most innovative and celebrated artists of the 20th century, including KAWS, Fernando and Humberto Campana, Geatano Pesce, Ettore Sottsass and more. Game On features a selection of works by these artists with estimates below $10,000, offering collectors a rare opportunity to invest in the market's biggest names at accessible price points.
Estimate $7,000 – 9,000
Fernando Campana and Humberto Campana, Prototype "Teddy Bear" Single Bed
Comprised of stuffed animals and aluminum, this bed measures 41½ x 94½ x 51¼ in. (105.4 x 240 x 130.1 cm).
Estimate $6,000 – 8,000
Ettore Sottsass, "Del Diavolo" Mirror
Number 30 from an edition of 30, this mirror was produced by Ultima Edizione in Massa, Italy. The mirror measures 81½ x 44¾ x 7 in. (207 x 113 x 17.7 cm) and is made of Massa Carrara marble, gilt wood and mirrored glass.
Estimate $5,000 – 7,000
Fernando and Humberto Campana, "Cipria" Sofa
Produced in Edra, Italy, this plush sofa is composed of gellyfoam, Dacron synthetic wadding, ecological fur and painted aluminum; it measures 33⅛ x 87⅜ x 43 inches (84.3 x 221.9 x 109.2 cm).
Estimate $4,000 – 6,000
Gaetano Pesce, "Some of Us" Lamp
From an edition of 20, this lamp measures 33¾ x 22½ x 8¼ in. (85.7 x 57 x 20.9 cm) and is composed of polyresin.
Estimate $3,000 – 5,000
Gaetano Pesce, "Nobody's Perfect" Chair
This chair was produced by Zerodesigno, Italy and is stamped with ZERODESIGNO Getano Pesce, signed G.P and dated 28.07.09. Measuring 37 x 19½ x 18½ in. (93.9 x 49.5 x 47 cm), the chair is made of polyresin.
Estimate $2,000 – 3,000
Gaetano Pesce, "Broadway" Chair
Produced in Bernini, Milan, this chair is made of polyresin, stainless steel and rubber. It measures 29¾ x 22 x 18½ in. (75.5 x 55.8 x 47 cm).
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, "Chippendale" Chair
Executed in the "Grandmother's Tablecloth" pattern, this chair was produced by Knoll International in New York. The chair is composed of plastic laminate and plywood, and measures 37½ x 23½x 21 in. (69.8 x 59.6 x 53.3 cm).
Estimate $1,500 – 2,000
Ettore Sottsass, "Diodata" Vase
Number 24 from an edition of 50, this glass lamp was produced in Vetreria Vistosi, Italy. The lamp is signed E. SOTTSASS/VITOSI, numbered 24/250 and dated 77; it measures 12 in. (30.4 cm) high, with a 10¾ in. (27.3 cm) diameter.
Ettore Sottsass, Vase
This glass vase measures 11⅛ in. (28.4 cm) high, with a 9½ in. (24.1 cm) diameter.
KAWS, Yellow Snake
Numbered 4/500 in black marker, this maple wood skateboard deck features a KAWS screenprint in vivid colors. The deck was manufactured by Krooked Skateboarding in Los Angeles, California and measures approximately 31 by 7½ by 1⅞ in (789 by 192 by 46 mm).
KAWS, Green Snake
Numbered 7/400 in black market, this maple wood skateboard deck features a KAWS screenprint in vivid colors. The deck was produced by Krooked Skateboarding in Los Angeles, California and measures approximately 31 by 7⅝ by 2 in (789 by 195 by 50 mm).
Gaetano Pesce, "Up-5 Donna" Chair and "Up-6" Ottoman
Produced by B&B Italia, this chair and ottoman are made of nylon and jute fabric upholstery over polyurethane foam. The chair measures 41 x 45 x 46 in. (104 x 114 x 116.8 cm), and the ottoman measures 24 in. (60.9 cm) wide.
Estimates Below $1,200
Verner Panton, Wonderlamp, Type "G"
Produced by Luber AG in Denmark, this hanging lamp is composed of cellidor, nylon string, brass and stainless steel; it measures 42 ½ in. (107.9 cm) drop, with a 15 in. (38.1 cm) diameter.
KAWS (After), Macy's Day Parade
This offset lithographic poster is printed in color on smooth wove paper, from an edition of known size; framed, the poster measures 30⅛ by 24⅛ in (763 by 611 mm).