CHICAGO, Jun 11, 2010 / — As the premier auction house specializing in the sale of modern and contemporary design and Post-War and Contemporary Art, Wright is delighted to announce the sale of fine contemporary art and 20th century design for its June 24th auction.
Formerly residing in a home in the illustrious Parisian district of Saint Germain, the collection, a mélange of contemporary art and notable mid-century decorative artworks, represents a coordinated balance of material, form and color that creates a dramatic visual ensemble. Ranging in value from $500 to $120,000, the combine elements of each piece transform and transcend the simple space into something aesthetically unexpected.
The auction features work from a variety of internationally renowned contemporary artists, including Bernard Frize, Iván Navarro and Sophie Calle who represented France in the 2007 Venice Biennale, as well as Xavier Veilhan, whose sculptural works were recently on view at Versailles.
Other prominent highlights from this collection include sculptures by Jean-Michel Othoniel and Tatiana Trouve and paintings by Aya Takano, who was previously included in Takashi Murakami’s 2000 exhibitions, Superflat. A work by collaborators Elmgreen and Dragset gives balance to the disciplines of art, architecture and design to create a sculptural work that give new meaning to the familiar – a theme consistent throughout the June auction.
From curvaceous and organic shapes, to the cool and minimal forms as well as ornate and sumptuous materials, the furniture provides an intimate parallel to the seductive and sensual artworks within this collection. Designs by Vladimir Kagan, Ado Chale, Paul Evans, Maison Jansen, Serge Mouille and Stillnovo will also be offered in this important Paris collection.
With over 100 works of art and design culminating in this unique collection, each item will be presented in a unique auction catalog celebrating the forms and material of each piece.
The gallery preview will be open to the public on June 16th and run through June 23rd, open daily from 10am-5pm at Wright, 1440 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60642.