Living Contemporary is Wright's highly-anticipated auction featuring a well-curated selection of art and design. This season's sale features a broad spectrum of works by iconoclast American artist Christopher Wool, offering a snapshot of the New York art scene in the 1980s and 90s and insight into the artist's creative process.
Auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr will be hosting a design auction that is targeted to young design collectors on the 28th of January 2013 at l’Hôtel Drouo in Paris.
On the evening of Tuesday the 27th of November 2012 the auction house Dorotheum will hold a design sale at 17:00. The collection of design brought together by the Dorotheum team for this sale provides bidders with a large selection of modern and post-modern works for a breadth of designers.
On the evening of Wednesday November 21st 2012 Christies Paris will host an auction of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design. The sale brings together a large collection of midcentury french design, with collectible design market favourites: Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Diego Giacometti, Charlotte Perriand, and Jean Prouvé.
On September 27 2011 Phillips de Pury & Company hosted one of the most exciting sales of the design market season so far - bringing in a total of £2,052,525 the sale made 2.69% above their average estimated income.
Last week saw the Christies sale of 'Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design', featuring 208 works of collectible design from across the world, including furniture by Jean Royére and German master Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Art Deco from Etienne Drian, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Jean Dunand and contemporary pieces from Ron Arad and Maarten Bass.
On May 25th Phillips de Pury & Company held their second design auction of the season. Of the 168 lots attributed to specific designers, 65.48% sold bringing in a total of £1,501,059 (10% below the estimated total of £1,662,220).
On April 20th Christie's London hosted their second 20th century decorative art and design sale of 2011. The sale brought in a total of £990,675 from a total of 107 lots attributed to specific designers*.
With only 60.75% of the lots selling, this auction marks the lowest percentage of lots sold of the auctions DeTnk has analysed so far in 2011.
Phillips de Pury & Company
On April 7th Phillips de Pury & Company hosted their first design auction of 2011 at their London offices. With a total of 154 lots on offer the sale ended up selling only 67.53% (around 10% less than this years current average) of the lots bringing in a grand total of £2,062,025 in sales, just below their average estimated total of £2,423,500.