It was written in his New York Times obituary, Luther Greene (1909-1987) essentially had two careers - producing Broadway plays, starting in 1935, and designing country and rooftop gardens, starting in the mid-1950's. He ran his landscaping business from his unusual basement apartment on East 58th St, near Sutton Place, with a private sidewalk greenhouse entrance and, inside, a grotto of seashells. The grotto, the work of many artists and craftsmen, took 20 years to create. The apartment was included on several walking tours. We present for auction an assortment of Delft and blue and white faience from his and his daughter's large collection. Please contact us with any inquiries.
Tuesday, January 29th, 5-7pm
Wednesday, January 30th, 10-5pm
Thursday, January 31st, 10-5pm
This auction features Asian and Ethnographic art from the Collection of Ron Krannich that he amassed over the last 35 years. As a travel writer he spanned the globe, and as a collector he purchased items he was passionate about along the way.
Other highlights in the auction include American, English and French 18th and 19th century furniture and decorations, the steel sculpture featured above by Ernest Trova, a bronze of Cupid and Psyche by Eugene-Ernest Chretien, a 16th century portrait of Virgin and Child from the Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, several works by Savannah artists Myrtle Jones, Christopher Murphy Jr. and Sr., Hattie Saussy and others.
Enjoy the auction!
Amanda and Chris Everard