Popular Doyle+Design Auction on June 6, 2018
Modern & Contemporary Furniture, Design & Art
Featuring a Selection of Objects by Alberto and Diego Giacometti
NEW YORK, NY -- The Doyle+Design® auction on June 6, 2018 showcased furniture, design and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This popular sale category 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.
With competitive international bidding in the salesroom, on the telephones and on the Internet, the sale totaled $1,656,969 against an estimate of $1,112,400-1,698,300, with a strong 80% sold by lot and 93% sold by value.
Highlighting the sale were a group of objects by Alberto and Diego Giacometti. Swiss sculptor and designer Diego Giacometti (1902-1985) often rendered animals in bronze and incorporated them into his furnishings. His patinated-bronze hanging lamp, Lanterne aux Feuilles et Oiseau, was the top lot of the sale, fetching $130,000, doubling its estimate of $50,000-70,000. Le Chat Maître d’Hôtel is a popular form that Diego cast for clients throughout the 1960s. It sold for $100,000 against an estimate of $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. A patinated-bronze Osselet floor lamp designed in 1936 by Alberto achieved $65,000 against an estimate of $50,000-80,000.
Highlighting Danish design in the sale was a set of eight iconic Cowhorn chairs Model JH505 designed by Hans Wegner (1914-2007) for Johannes Hansen that sold for $35,000 against an estimate of $30,000-50,000.
Modern and Contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture offer works by both established and emerging artists. An abstract from 1940 by American artist Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974) titled Rhythmic Organization #1 realized $45,000, many times its estimate of $5,000-8,000. Al Loving's (American, 1935-2005) New Morning #1 from 1991 fetched $30,000, far exceeding its estimate of $3,000-5,000.
The sale saw World Auction Records established for two American artists. Norman Mercer's (1916-2007) cast acrylic sculpture, Polychromatic Column from 2007, sold for a record $12,500, and Jay Rosenblum's (1933-1998) abstract painting, Gradus ad Parnassum from 1970, fetched a record $8,125.
All prices include the buyer's premium.
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Diego Giacometti Patinated-Bronze Lanterne aux Feuilles et Oiseau Signed Diego. Height 32 inches, diameter 16 inch...
Alberto Giacometti Patinated-Bronze Osselet Floor Lamp Designed 1936 Height 58 inches. Provenance: Chri...
Pair of Diego Giacometti Patinated-Bronze Le Dompteuse Table Lamps 1970s Each signed Diego. Height 19 inches...
Set of Eight Hans Wegner Upholstered Oak Cowhorn Dining Chairs Model JH505 for Johannes Hansen Height 29 inc...
A World Auction Record for the Artist