SAVANNAH, Georgia / June 16, 2020
Everard Auction’s inaugural sale of Mid-Century Modern and Contemporary Art and Design is open for bidding through June 30 on www.iGavelAuctions.com.
Says Amanda Everard, “We’re delighted to present our first auction of mid-twentieth century furniture and decorative arts which features 150 outstanding lots furniture, ceramics and lighting and fine art from a Who’s Who of design luminaries and artists."
Headlining the sale are two works by South African artist William Kentridge titled Horse (Universal Archive), Linocut on Dictionary Pages, with an estimate of $20,000-30,000, and a bronze titled Sculpture for Return (Commendatore Naso), that rotates to form a nose at a specific angle, estimated at $40,000-60,000. Other works from the collection include a rare Wendell Castle stump-form fiberglass stool produced in 1969 estimated at $10,000-15,000 as well as a pair of bronze and wood candlesticks by the artist (Est. $2,000-3,000), and a ceramic sculpture by Castle’s wife Nancy Jurs (Est. $1,500-2,500), a Harush Shlomo bronze wall hanging bearing an estimate of $3,000-5,000 and a Sori Yanagi Bentwood Butterfly Stool estimated at $700-1,000.
Furniture designers include Harry Bertoia for Knoll, Le Corbusier, Paul McCobb, Jens Risom, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Eero Saarinen, Robert Sonneman, Hans Wegner and Edward Wormley. Designs include such classics as Saarinen’s tulip table and chairs, the Wegner papa bear chair, Bertoia’s diamond chair and Arredoluce’s Triennale lamp.
The auction continues with a dynamic group of lithographs by Alex Katz, Fairfield Porter and Allan D’Arcangelo as well as a Dale Chihuly sea-form glass sculpture and a Salvador Dali Daum glass and gilt-bronze sculpture.
Also included are eight sculptures from the Estate of John Bucci, the creator of the iconic mid-century concept car, "La Shablla” exhibited at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. A Renaissance man, he never stopped creating. His drive led him to make both functional sculptural pieces such as tables and console bases as well as freestanding sculptures out of plexiglass, steel, found objects and wood.
Since 2003, Everard Auctions and Appraisals has operated from Savannah, Georgia and is a full service online auction house that holds quarterly high end fine and decorative arts auctions.