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2018-06-06 10:00:00 2018-06-06 18:00:00 America/New_York Doyle+Design Featuring a Selection of Objects by Alberto and Diego Giacometti. Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle
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Sat, Jun 02
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Sun, Jun 03
12pm – 5pm

Mon, Jun 04
10am – 6pm


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  • Popular Doyle+Design Auction on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10am
  • Modern & Contemporary Furniture, Design & Art
  • Featuring a Selection of Objects by Alberto and Diego Giacometti

NEW YORK, NY -- The Doyle+Design® auction on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10am will showcase furniture, design and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This popular sale presents design that has transformed the way we use living spaces while questioning where we draw the line between fine art and furniture and decorative objects.

Swiss sculptor and designer Diego Giacometti (1902-1985) often rendered animals in bronze and incorporated them into his furnishings. Le Chat Maître d’Hôtel is a popular form that he cast for clients throughout the 1960s. As is often the case with his works, this utilitarian object combines elegance with whimsy (est. $80,000-120,000).

Diego’s brother, sculptor Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), collaborated extensively with Parisian interior designer Jean-Michel Frank on objects the designer incorporated into his projects. One such example is a pair of Masque Coiffure plaster up lights that Alberto Giacometti designed for Frank in 1936 (est. $50,000-80,000). A patinated-bronze Osselet floor lamp designed in 1936 by Alberto Giacometti is cast in bronze, the artist’s most frequent sculptural medium (est. $50,000-80,000). 

Highlighting Danish design in the sale is a set of eight Cowhorn chairs Model JH505 designed by Hans Wegner (1914-2007) for Johannes Hansen (est. $30,000-50,000).

A fanciful chair by noted Italian designer Carlo Bugatti (1856-1940) draws inspiration from Moorish and Japanese design that was so popular in Europe at the turn of the 20th century. Carlo, son of decorator Giovanni Luigi Bugatti and father of sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti and automobile manufacturer Ettore Bugatti, has taken an everyday form and reimagined it as an exotic piece of sculpture (est. $8,000-12,000).

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) had a passion for color and beauty and found an abundance of design inspiration in nature. A pair of bronze and Favrile glass candlesticks feature a ‘jeweled’ knop at the top of the stem, exuding added luxury and exoticism (est. $7,000-10,000).

New York artist Nicolas Carone (1917-2010) joined the important Stable Gallery at its infancy and held his first New York show there. Throughout his career, he produced figurative work along with his formal Abstract Expressionist paintings. In his abstract works, such as the untitled piece in the sale, one sees the artist’s ability to retrieve the line of the figure in the rapid gesture of his brush. He hints of the human form without betraying the pure abstraction of action painting (est. $7,000-9,000).

Created just a few years before his untimely passing at age 45, Stephen Edlich’s (1944-1989) Untitled 5 Fuque VII from 1980 is representative of his large-scale collages that reflect on Cubism and Constructivism. Employing his favored materials, twine and found paper, Edlich creates an image that evokes the geometric abstraction of Rodchenko and Malevich (est. $6,000-8,000).

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Furniture & Design: Todd Sell, 212-427-4141, ext 269 or
Art: Harold Porcher, 212-427-4141, ext 249 or

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  • Estate of Donald Clifford. Jr.
  • Estate of Elinor Steinhart
  • Estate of Hilda Johnson
  • Estate of Howard Kaminsky
  • Estate of Rita Hirsch
  • Estate of Stephen Stempler
  • Estates of Lucille and Charles Plotz
  • Property from a Beekman Place Apartment
  • Property from a Garrison, New York Collector
  • Property from a New York Collection
  • Property from a New York Corporate Collection
  • Property from an East Hampton Collection
  • Property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman
  • Property from the Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York
  • Sold for the Benefit of the Lake St. Louis Historical Society, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Sold to Benefit a New York Not-For-Profit Organization

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