Lot 33: Charlotte Perriand, Early “Tokyo” Bench, circa 1955.
Get your paddles ready. Tomorrow, Sotheby’s Auction House will hold a sale for 20th Century Design including a Private Collection of Mid-Century Design and Ceramic Art. The event promises to showcase some rare mid-century gems and a few peculiar lots, such as a staircase designed by Le Corbusier for The Unité d'Habitation in France. Other classics include an "Eye" Wall Clock designed by George Nelson Associates for the Howard Miller Clock Company, a "Grasshopper" Floor Lamp by Greta Magnusson Grossman and our editorial director’s favorite, the Swivel Chair by Hans Wegner. Here are a few of the lots we’ll be watching ...
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Not long after arriving in New York City in 1953, a young artist named Andy Warhol began to make his way in the world of commercial illustration. Edelman Leather was one of Warhol’s first clients and over the course of several years he worked closely with owners Arthur and Teddy Edelman, producing everything from advertisements to showrooms. Their relationship culminated in a coloring book that could have only come from the mind of Warhol, created especially for clients' children for Christmas in 1961. Now back in print, A Coloring Book: Drawings by Andy Warhol (1961/2011) will amuse and charm a new audience, both young and old.
We recently had opportunity to speak with the Edelmans (if the name sounds familiar it's because they're our CEO's parents) about Warhol and what is was like working with the young commercial illustrator who would go on to become the most famous pop art artist in the world.
DWR: Describe the first time you saw Andy Warhol.
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On Thursday evening, DWR Beverly Blvd Studio in conjunction with Artworks Gallery Pasadena, showcased the black and white photography of subject Muhammad Ali by National Portrait Gallery artist Michael Brennan. “The original image [“1977”] resulted from a unique intimacy between Michael Brennan, and Ali, who wanted to be helpful to the young photographer."
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Impress us with your knowledge of post-modern art and you could attend Conversations in Context at the Glass House. One winner will receive 2 tickets to the October 13 with David Salle. Winner is responsible for their own transportation, parking and any other costs. Ticket value $300 ($150 each).
Here’s how to enter:
- Watch “The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984,” a short video review of the 1999 Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit to learn about David Salle and this artist collective, whose work appropriated pop culture images and photography to create dramatic social commentary in reaction to the rise of mass media in the late 70s.
- Write a brief statement about which piece of artwork featured in the video review is your favorite and tell us why.
- Email your entry to email@example.com. Include your name, city and state of residence, as well as your age, phone number and email address.
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