On Wednesday, June 16 at 10am, Doyle will host the next sale in the popular Doyle+Design auction category. This highly-anticipated sale showcases a wide range of Modern and Contemporary furniture, art and design prominent designers, makers and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The public is invited to the exhibition on view Saturday, June 12 through Monday, June 14 at Doyle, located at 175 East 87th Street in New York. View the catalogue and place bids at DOYLE.com
A 1974 work by Frank Stella (b. 1936) finds the artist expanding upon his classic geometric abstraction of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Targowica showcases Stella’s early usage of collage, laying shaped elements directly to a surface and achieving both the sublime flatness of his earlier paintings as well as a preview of his sculptural works to come (est. $50,000-70,000).
New York School painter Paul Jenkins (1923-2012) was a leading Post-War Abstract Expressionist artist, eschewing paintbrushes and employing palette knives among other tools to achieve a unique take on abstraction. From 1984, Phenomena Prism Chambers is a large-scale, vibrant work, encapsulating Jenkins’ bold primary colors and fluid action painting (est. $40,000-60,000).
Minimalist sculptor Jackie Ferrara (b. 1929) infused concepts of architecture and natural elements in her work, often creating ziggurat-like stepped pyramid forms. Red and Black Pyramid 227, accompanied by its preparatory sketch, is a prime example of Ferrara’s precise geometric structures, appearing simultaneously both contemporary and ancient (est. $4,000-6,000).
An early painting by Walton Ford (b. 1960) predating his beloved retoolings of Audubon and other naturalist illustrators, 1990's Best Breeding hints at the cynical humor that would become synonymous with his work. Ford’s exacting depictions of flora and fauna have always contained a sarcastic commentary on the history of colonialism and its impacts on our environment (est. $12,000-18,000).
Overseeing the Weiner Werkstätte following the passing of his brother Karl, Franz Hagenauer (1906-1986) was famed for his Modernist figural sculptures. Hagenauer’s nickeled metal Female Head is an excellent example of his stylized Art Deco forms, taking their cues from both African figures as well as works by Pablo Picasso (est. $5,000-7,000).
Furniture & Design
The sale offers a wide range of furniture and design spanning the 20th century to the current day. Early 20th century offerings include a rare set of twelve Thonet Model No. 81 dark stained bentwood three-legged dining armchairs (est. $10,000-20,000). A pair of mid-century lounge chairs by French designer Jacques Adnet are classic examples of his elegant seating designs in leather (est. $6,000-8,000). A pair stainless steel and glass tables by Karl Springer reflect his organic, free form designs of the 1970s/80s (est. $10,000-20,000). More recent furnishings feature a pair of patinated bronze Engrenage low tables for Landowski Fondeur, 2006, by French-Swedish artist Ingrid Donat (est. $15,000-25,000). Among the other offerings are silver by Georg Jensen and Jean Després and glass by Gallé and Lalique.
The sale features a selection of colorful lamps, vases and accessories by Tiffany Studios. Highlights include two lamps formerly from the Estate of noted collector Lee B. Anderson – a circa 1910 reticulated bronze and leaded glass Turtleback table lamp (est. $50,000-70,000) and an unusual circa 1900 Moorish style bronze and Favrile glass Turtleback hanging lantern (est. $15,000-20,000).