Rago's Hosts Auction Open House on June 13 Featuring a Talk on Modern Design by Author Judith Gura

  • LAMBERTVILLE, New Jersey
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  • May 30, 2012

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Lot 879, Albert Paley, Custom Dining Table, $18,000-24,000
Rago Arts and Auction Center
Lot 819, Jacques le Chevallier, Adjustable Desk Lamp, $18,000-22,000
Rago Arts and Auction Center

The Rago Arts and Auction Center hosts an open house on Wednesday, June 13, featuring a talk by author and journalist Judith Gura.

In “After Modernism: What's New, What's Next, Judith Gura, author of Design After Modernism: Furniture and Interiors 1970-2010, will speak about recent trends in design, and new directions that are shaping design for the 21st century. A book signing will follow.

Judith Gura is a Professor at The New York School of Interior Design, where she directs the design history and theory programs, and coordinates public programs.  A graduate of Cornell University, she has a Master’s degree in History of Design and the Decorative Arts from the Bard Graduate Center. She has taught at Pratt Institute and FIT, and has worked on design exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her published works include: Design After Modernism: Interiors and Furniture, 1970-2010; New York Interior Design, 1935-1985; Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the 21st Century; Guide to Period Styles for Interiors; Harvey Probber: Modernist Furniture, Design, and Graphics; and Edward Wormley: The Other Face of Modernism. She is a contributing editor for Art+Auction, and lectures frequently on period styles and interior design.

The talk takes place during preview week for Rago’s 20th/21st C. Design auctions, to be held on June 16 and 17, 2012.

Lot 752, Mary Ann “Toots” Zynsky, Filet-de-Verre Vessel, "Ramingo," $14,000-19,000
Rago Arts and Auction Center

The auction house opens on Wednesday, June 13 at Noon. A reception begins at 5 pm. Ms. Gura will speak at 6 pm.

RSVP to 609.397.9374 ext. 119 or raac@ragoarts.com. If you unable to rsvp in advance, please join us if you can. All are welcome.

 

About Rago Arts and Auction Center

Since 1994, Rago's has served thousands of sellers and buyers with a singular blend of global reach and personal service. Originally specialists in 20th century design, today Rago's expertise covers centuries of fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry and ethnographic property.  It is a world-class venue through which to buy and sell. It is also a destination for those who seek to learn and share knowledge about art, antiques and collecting, offering free valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections and estates), appraisals and auction exhibitions in house and online. Rago's, the largest and leading auction house in New Jersey, is located midway between Philadelphia and New York.

 

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Rago Arts and Auction Center
333 N. Main Street
Lambertville, New Jersey
raac@ragoarts.com
609-397-9374
http://www.ragoarts.com/

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