Andy Warhol Meets Old Masters in the Edelman Collection

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Husband and wife Arthur and Teddy Edelman met Andy Warhol while he was a talented, young graphic designer working for Teddy’s family leather tanning business. Warhol would remain a close friend of the Edelman family throughout his lifetime and contributed artwork used in their company's advertisements for decades. Titans in the field of interior design, the Edelmans developed their passion for art and design with a collection of important Tiffany Studios lamps, old master paintings and Andy Warhol artworks. Click ahead highlights from this unique collection.

Master Paintings
22 May | New York

Important Design
24 May  | New York

Andy Warhol Meets Old Masters in the Edelman Collection

  • Tiffany Studios, “Nasturtium” Table Lamp with a rare “Mosaic and Turtle-Back” illuminated base, circa 1905. Estimate $350,000–500,000.
    Characterized by a selection of vigorously mottled and striated glass, this shade is imbued with great vitality and dynamism, capturing the delicate nasturtium blossom at full bloom. Shades of soft coral, cherry red and apricot orange are balanced by cool hues ranging from aqua to emerald green, underscoring the sensitivity and artistry of Tiffany’s glass selectors. This particular lamp is further distinguished by the shade pairing with a rare “Mosaic and Turtle-Back” base.



     



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  • Tiffany Studios, “Wisteria” Table Lamp, circa 1905. Estimate $400,000–600,000.
    Tiffany's "Wisteria" table lamp model was the firm's most ambitious shade design. Created by Clara Driscoll in 1901, the incredible success of the model is owed to its embrace of the most desirable aesthetic themes that were in vogue at the turn of the century. Its complex design presented an opportunity to showcase the exceptional artistry and technical skill of Tiffany’s craftsmen, and it is no wonder that by 1906 the "Wisteria" was the most expensive item offered by the firm, priced at $400.



     



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    24 May | New York

  • Andy Warhol, Two Ceiling Lights, circa 1960. Estimate $20,000–30,000 each.
    During the years that Warhol worked as a graphic designer for Fleming-Joffe, the Edelman’s company, he transformed the visual identity and fashioned designs that engaged with distinctive use of tanned and dyed reptile skins. Animals such as snakes, alligators and lizards often appeared in his works in the form of anthropomorphic cartoons. The present lights (Lots 460 and 461 ) appeared alongside the magazine advertisements, interiors and other materials that Warhol created to promote the Edelmans’ brand and, today, sustain their legacy.



     



    Important Design
    24 May | New York

  • Paul de Vos, Two Dogs With A Joint Of Meat, A Basket With Game And Vegetables Behind Them. Estimate $20,000–30,000.
    Paul de Vos is best known as a talented follower of his brother-in-law Frans Snyders, to whom many of his better works have often been attributed. Like the older artist he specialized in hunting scenes, still lifes and depictions of animals and birds. By the later years of his career, however Vos was creating visually distinct artworks marked by their boisterous composition, increase emphasis on the hunt and kill and by a heightened interest in the movement of animals, rather than in their precise anatomy. 



     



    Master Paintings
    22 May | New York

  • Faustino Bocchi, A Set Of Four Garden Scenes, The First Two Depicting The Capture And Death Of A Lizard. Estimate $15,000–20,000.
    These charming scenes, all painted on slate, are characteristic of the output of Faustino Bocchi, an 18th-century Italian artist who specialized whimsical depictions of figures and animals often set within a village or garden landscape. Humorous details abound in these small and impressive works, and in addition to the celebratory capture of a lizard and lively dancing and festivities, among the most comical of these details are a man being abducted by a bumble bee and another riding a snail.  



     



    Master Paintings
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  • Circle of Paul de Vos, Three Dogs Attacking A Cow. Estimate $15,000–20,000.
    This dramatic work from the circle of Paul de Vos captures the height of the action, as three dogs with gums bared maul a cow who attempts to throw them off. The highly energetic scene is typical of a de Vos, whose hunting scenes were distinguished by their emphasis on the moment of attack. 



     



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