Masterworks Boyd collection

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peterm
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Masterworks Boyd collection

Post by peterm »

And this is just what Michael and Gaby have decided to part with!

There are a few pieces by Wright and Schindler sprinkled here and there in all three auctions.

Masterworks, indeed:

https://www.wright20.com/auctions/2018/ ... asterworks

Mass modern:

https://www.wright20.com/auctions/2018/ ... -of-design

Art, books, etc.:

https://www.wright20.com/auctions/2018/ ... -of-design

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Nice post!

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Re: Masterworks Boyd collection

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peterm wrote:And this is just what Michael and Gaby have decided to part with!
To call that an eclectic collection just doesn't go it justice, does it? Just imagine what they kept!
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Post by SDR »

Pretty heady territory. The Oud stuff hasn't been published much -- if at all ?

Auction catalogs are a priceless resource for that reason: many items have never been seen, and may not be seen again after the sale . . .

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Post by Reidy »

The Schindler Ellen Jansen chair is just the design and (apparently) material that he used in his own house more than 25 years earlier. I wonder if it's a misidentification.

http://unafesta.info/schindler-house/sc ... levations/

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Post by peterm »

I think Schindler’s sling was his signature chair. Like Wright’s Origami, this chair could belong in any number of his houses.

The provenance looks correct:

http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/eca ... ot.47.html

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Post by SDR »

. . . allowing for minor evolution of the design, one supposes; a difference at the "crest rail" of the chair is noted, comparing the two examples shown.

This chair belongs, in an exhibition, somewhere near a couple of Gerrit Rietveld chairs. The Boyd Crate chairs are particularly sweet in their warm softwood patina . . .?

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