S otheby’s is pleased to present Design, an exciting online auction open for bidding from October 1 through October 8, 2020. The sale features an expansive variety of movements ranging from Art Nouveau and Art Deco to American Studio and Contemporary Design. Important works by Tiffany Studios, Jean-Théodore Dupas, George Nakashima, Paul Evans, and the Campana Brothers anchor the sale. We are also delighted to be featuring works from the esteemed collections of Charles Maurer, Ginny Williams, Sanford Buchsbaum, and Ryan Brant, among others. Below, we take a closer look at highlights from the sale. Scroll down to see more, and be sure to view the digital catalogue for the full listing of works on offer.
75LotJean-Théodore DupasJean-Théodore Dupasjean-théodore dupas | panel from "the birth of aphrodite" mural from the grand salon of the s. s. normandie8 October 2020 | Sale price: 12,600 USDEstimate: 12,000 – 18,000 USD8 October 2020 | Sale price: 12,600 USDDesign1–8 October 2020 | 12:00 PM EDT | New York
A fantastic addition to our American Studio Design chapter is the stunning ensemble of works by George Nakashima from the estate of Stanford Buchsbaum. Commissioned directly from the artist by the current owner, those works have remained in the same hands since they were originally acquired. The offering is distinguishable by its superlative craftsmanship, its great variety of forms as well as the superb condition in which they are presently offered.
Born into a collecting family with an illustrious presence in the arts, Ryan Brant was raised in an environment of creativity and aesthetic stimulation. The Collection of Ryan Brant is a careful assemblage which provides perspective for other collectors to experience the cutting-edge aesthetic environment in which Brant lived.