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Tom Britt's collection heats up at Christie’s

industry insider | July 26, 2018
Tom Britt’s interiors were a lot like his personality—confident, sophisticated and colorful. After working under John Gerald, the designer opened his namesake firm in New York in 1964. Next month, his personal collection heads to auction, leading the selection of 400-plus lots of furniture, deco... By Melissa Studach

eBay’s latest in contemporary art has a charitable twist

industry insider | July 23, 2018
'We Are All Children of the Earth,' by Ernesto Neto, 2018; courtesy Fondation Beyeler, Atelienave, Mark Niedermann Starting today, contemporary art enthusiasts can get an extra serving of fruit. EBay for Charity has partnered with Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto to sell one of his works... By Robyn Smith

Design auction earnings continue to rise

industry insider | July 6, 2018
There’s both depth and breadth to the latest Christie’s sales report. The New York outpost of the famed auction house’s spring sale of design totaled some $8,308,875—with 95 percent sold by lot and 98 percent sold by value with registered bidders weighing in from Asia, the Americas, the United K... By Katy B. Olson

Victoria Beckham and Sotheby’s partner up

industry insider | June 28, 2018
A selection of 16 works from the upcoming Sotheby’s Old Masters paintings sale found a temporary home at superstar Victoria Beckham’s Dover Street store in Mayfair, London. The collaborative exhibit spotlighted 16 portraits chosen by Beckham, including works by Sir Peter Paul Rubens and Lucas Cr... By Katy B. Olson

Los Angeles meets London in this upcoming auction

industry insider | June 26, 2018
Designer Michael S. Smith's interiors will be on the auction block later this summer and early fall. Christie's announced that two of the London designer's interiors will be up for bid in a pair of Christie's "Rooms as Portraits" interiors auctions. The first, "Eaton Square, London," is to be he... By Katy B. Olson

Like it or not, midcentury is here to stay

industry insider | June 14, 2018
Works from architects like Flemming Lassen, Finn Juhl and Kaare Klint are proving that midcentury modern is continuing to thrive. An auction earlier this month saw top prices for works like The Tired Man (an easy chair upholstered with yellow wool) by Lassen, which was sold for around $126,000, ... By Katy B. Olson

Christie’s taps Robert Couturier to curate spring Interiors sale

industry insider | June 1, 2018
A quartet of Gotham’s most celebrated creatives is the highlight of the upcoming Christie’s spring sale, Interiors: New York Visions. A culmination of three decorative and fine art sales, the June 6 auction will feature more than 350 pieces. Read on for preview of the special collections. ... By Melissa Studach

This week's design auctions are a veritable treasure trove

industry insider | May 24, 2018
The Sotheby’s “Important Design” auction is being unveiled today, with a carefully edited array of European and American design objects culled from the last century. The highlights? For starters, Jean Royère’s six-piece collection, including Ours Polaire armchairs and sofa; Etoile sideboard, din... By Katy B. Olson

Rare Frank Lloyd Wright windows can be yours

industry insider | May 17, 2018
Five clerestory windows hailing from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Avery Coonley Playhouse in Riverside, Illinois, are now on the auction block. Part of the Important Design auction coming up on May 24 at Sotheby’s in New York, the windows are from the collection of Thomas S. Monaghan. The entrepreneur, ... By Katy B. Olson

The work of Western master Thomas Molesworth heads to auction

industry insider | May 15, 2018
Montana’s OTO Ranch, located on the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park, was often the residence of choice when history’s elite—including Theodore Roosevelt and Marcellus Hartley Dodge, son-in-law of William Rockefeller—headed West. It was there, throughout the 1930s at The Treasure State’s f... By Melissa Studach
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