Popular Doyle+Design Auction on November 12, 2020
Modern and Contemporary Furniture, Art and Design
Works by Prominent Makers, Designers and Artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries
NEW YORK, NY -- The Doyle+Design® auction on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 10am will showcase furniture, design and art by some of the most prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The 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.
With competitive bidding the sale totaled a successful $599,156 surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $378,700-589,500 with a strong 85% sold by lot and 98% sold by value.
The top lot of the day was a 2008 weaving by textile art pioneer Sheila Hicks that achieved a stunning $37,500, many times its estimate of $5,000-7,000.
Furniture & Design
Highlighting the Modern and Contemporary furniture and design in the sale are examples by Edgar Brandt, T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings, Poul Henningsen, Georg Jensen, Vladimir Kagan, Philip and Kelvin Laverne, Edward Moulthrop and Tiffany Studios.
Famed textile art pioneer Sheila Hicks studied under both Josef and Anni Albers while at Yale, which provided a foundation for color theory as well as fabric art. With two works featured in this sale, Hicks employs geometric abstraction as patterns within her weavings. Lots 1046, 1047
Argentine painter Marcelo Bonevardi created mysterious assemblage-paintings like “Moon Shrine” after discovering the work of Joseph Cornell as well as the Constructivist movement. Reacting to the political upheaval his nation would suffer through during the 1970s, Bonevardi’s work would become exceedingly dark, and was ultimately banned for its supposed Marxist leanings. Lot 1007
Abstract sculptor Ibram Lassaw is represented here by an untitled 1971 sculpture. Lassaw was a prominent figure in the New School of Abstract Expressionists, and was president of the American Abstract Artists organization during the 1940s. Lot 1059
Known for his powerful shaped canvas works, Charles Hinman matches strong color theory with sculptural, three-dimensional canvases. With this untitled 1974 painting, Hinman shows off his Minimalist approach in achieving a unique brand of geometric abstraction. Lot 1048
The late artist Donald Evans was renowned for his amusing takes on the art of “Cinderella Stamps,” which are stamps made for fictional places and have no actual postal purpose. From 1974, Mangiare 1940 Gastronomic Landscapes is a group of eight stamps depicting far-off locales Evans had invented. Lot 1031
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