S otheby’s is delighted to present Design Week in New York on June 8-10, comprising three exciting auction events – led by two uniquely curated single-owner auctions. Kicking off the series is A Collection That We Dreamt Of: Art and Design from the New York Townhouse of Delphine and Reed Krakoff, presenting an extraordinary range of works by leading artists and designers from the 20th and 21st centuries, all seamlessly united by Delphine and Reed’s sophisticated taste and aesthetic vision. Masterpieces of design by Jean-Michel Frank, Marc Newson, Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, Mattia Bonnetti, Joris Laarman, and Line Vautrin will be offered together with exceptional contemporary artworks by Jean Arp, George Condo, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Louise Nevelson – among many others.
The sale is followed by our bi-annual Important Design sale, anchored by masterworks spanning the last century. Leading the sale is an important Console au Cerf et au Renard by Diego Giacometti, as well as important examples of mid-century European design by Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Jean Royère and Pierre Jeanneret. A dedicated chapter in the sale, Zen by Design: Property from an Important New York Collection, brings together outstanding examples of French Art Deco furniture, lighting and glass by Armand-Albert Rateau, Diego Giacometti, Albert Cheuret, Eugène Printz, Pierre Chareau and René Lalique, among others, all of which were beautifully assembled by a New York couple with a unique artistic vision. The auction includes an exciting survey of American prewar design, with an outstanding range of lighting and glassware by Tiffany Studios, and several masterworks of the American Arts & Crafts movement by Greene & Greene and Gustav Stickley, among other makers. Concluding the sale is a selection of important Contemporary Design represented through important works by Joseph Walsh, Ingrid Donat, Claude Lalanne, Wieki Somers and Ron Arad.
Following, we are thrilled to present Crafting Modernism: Masters of the American Studio Design Movement from the Pinnacle Art Collection, an auction event featuring exceptional examples of American Craft spanning the 20th and 21st centuries. This celebration of modern American Studio Design – the first of its kind dedicated exclusively to this movement – will feature superlative works by the leading artists that defined the period, commencing with examples from the first quarter of the century by Greene & Greene and Charles Rohlfs, to quintessential works of the postwar and contemporary eras by Wharton Esherick, George Nakashima, Wendell Castle, Paul Evans, Harry Bertoia, and Judy McKie, among others.
Design Week preview exhibitions will be on view at Sotheby’s New York galleries beginning 3 June.
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