Sotheby’s Paris Design sale achieved a final total of €7.8 million, the highest total for any auction in this field since the market opened in France. International buyers, many of them from Asia, attended the event in force, eager to discover fresh-to-the-market pieces with perfect provenance.
The Design Museum is partnering with Phillips for a unique auction of design classics, contemporary masters and works from emerging talent, to support the creation of the new Design Museum in Kensington.
TEFAF Maastricht has released the exhibitor list for the 2016 fair, which includes a number of highly regarded new exhibitors from around the globe, whose presence will serve to enrich the offering to collectors. TEFAF is regarded as the world’s leading art fair and an essential date for major private and institutional collectors from around the globe.
The very best in design returns to Sotheby’s London in a dedicated sale taking place at New Bond Street on 4 November 2015.
Showcasing ground-breaking post-war and contemporary design by the most influential designers of the 20th and 21st-centuries, the auction includes key pieces by Harry Bertoia, Ferdinand and Humberto Campana, Franz West, Shiro Kuramata and Mark Newson.
The 9th edition of PAD London opened to the public on 14th October after two intensely lucrative VIP previews setting the tone for a week of strong sales across all genres. The fair attracted over 27,000 visitors to Berkeley Square, achieving record attendance and confirming its position as London's leading art and design fair.
On November 19th Wright presents the Stillman House by Marcel Breuer at auction. A masterpiece
of modern architecture and art — with murals designed by Alexander Calder and Xanti Schawinsky, the sale represents a rare opportunity to own a house by one the world’s most important modernists.
With a total of €7 million and a sell-through rate of 90%, Sotheby's Design 20e Siècle auction, on May 21st 2015, confirmed the attraction of works of art from original or private collections.
On May 19th Wright presents Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House at auction - it is estimated to fetch a sale at $1,000,000-1,500,000.
A seminal structure that foreshadows Gehry’s masterpiece in Bilbao, this unprecedented sale provides a rare opportunity to acquire an architectural masterpiece by one of the greatest architects of our time.
In the first auctions the category to take place at 30 Berkeley Square, Phillips April Design Sales totalled £8,641,000 (comfortably in the middle of their estimated total of £6.7-9.9m ) selling 87% by value and 77% by lot.
The exhibition attracted three times as many visitors compared to the previous Design auctions in September 2014.
On 28 April Phillips will present the first Design Auction held in 30 Berkeley Square featuring over 250 lots with a pre-sale low estimate of £6.7m/$10m/€9.3m and a pre-sale high estimate of £9.9m/$14.7m/€13.8m.
Wright presents Blackman Cruz, a special auction organized in collaboration with the renowned Los Angeles dealers. Comprised of furniture, design and objects selected specifically for this sale, Blackman Cruz includes alluring and exquisite works characteristic of their selective and inquisitive eye.
The Berlin-based online art and auction house Auctionata will present the livestream auction ‘Design & Decorative Art of the 20th Century’ on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6 PM CET. The auction will be broadcast live on auctionata.com, offering collectors worldwide the opportunity to bid live online.
On the 3rd of March 2015 Phillips will host a Contemporary Art & Design auction from 6pm at 450 Park Avenue, New York. Viewings for the auction begin on the 23rd of February 2015 and are open until the day of the auction. This sale brings together a small selection of artwork and design - a format pioneered by Wright in their 'Living Contemporary' sales.
Wright is delighted to present Shiro Kuramata and Hiroshi Sugimoto: Works from the Absent Past. This auction and exhibition celebrates two of the most creative minds of the 20th century, and will be presented entirely in New York.