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Video: Coonley Playhouse windows at auction

 
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Video: Coonley Playhouse windows at auction Reply with quote

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Modernist Stained Glass - [2:12]


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the Coonley Playhouse Windows (1912) had anything to do with European architecture or the art of Piet Mondrian, it was as inspiration, since Mondrian didn't begin his Boogie-Woogie style until the early 1920s.

It is also worthwhile to note that the current owners of the Playhouse, which they bought in a sad condition, have completely restored the building, including replicating all of the windows. In the early 50s, when the monumental trio of windows in the front were removed, because art glass had fallen from favor, Don Lovness had a chance to buy them from the owner for the total price of $150 ($1,550 in today's dollars). Unfortunately, he did not have that much money to his name at the time. He was still exercised about it 35 years later.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sotheby’s to Present An Unprecedented Offering of Frank Lloyd Wright Windows From One of His Most Pivotal Commissions Emerging After More Than 25 Years in the Collection of American Entrepreneur & Connoisseur Thomas S. Monaghan <------PDF file


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

such hype - all for the primary purpose of making money from objects that should never have been removed in the first place. And how proudly they boast of selling windows from the Dana House!!! no shame, just $$..
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is at least the consolation that the current owners of the Playhouse reproduced all the windows faithfully, and placed them in the exact order specified.
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