The contents of Dogwood Farm, the Connecticut estate of contemporary art collector, design connoisseur and television producer Douglas S. Cramer, will be up for auction at Stair Galleries in Hudson, New York, later this month.
The auction will offer over 500 pieces from Cramer’s homes in the U.S. and abroad, which have been featured in Architectural Digest, Vogue, Elle Décor, W, and House & Garden—home furnishings by David Anthony Easton, Michael Taylor, Mica Ertegun & Chessy Rayner of MAC II and Nicky Haslam, as well as objet d'art and antiques such as mercury glass, oriental rugs, tribal artifacts and antique 18th C. garden appointments.
Signed and dedicated prints and posters by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly and Ed Ruscha will be auctioned with some of the proceeds of these sales benefiting several charitable causes.
Known for producing The Love Boat, Dynasty, Wonder Woman, and The Brady Bunch, television-related memorabilia are also on sale, including an engraved silver-plated ice bucket from the cast of the Love Boat, given to Cramer for Christmas by Aaron & Candy Spelling in 1983; an engraved Cigar Box with signatures from the cast of Dynasty; and a print entitled "MADE IN CALIFORNIA," a striking, bright-orange, limited edition lithograph initialed, dated, and inscribed by Cramer’s friend, pop-artist Ed Ruscha.
The auction will take place at Stair Galleries, in Hudson, NY on June 26 at 11:00 a.m. Interested bidders can bid in person, online or by phone at 518/751-1000.