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A Visual Odyssey

Selections from LAC (Lambert Art Collection) Staged by Jacques Grange

London, 14 October 2015, 10:30am

In a bold new collaboration with de Pury, A Visual Odyssey: Selections from LAC (Lambert Art Collection) presents more than 300 objects, spanning eight different categories, across three different centuries and with estimates that range from just £20 up to £3 million.

The democratic and contemporary spirit of the Lambert Art Collection is a testament to a pioneering collecting vision of Baroness Marion Lambert and her late husband Baron Philippe Lambert. Featuring works by giants of contemporary art such as Christopher Wool, Ugo Rondinone and Mark Bradford, photography from Henri Cartier-Bresson and Erwin Blumenfeld through to Cindy Sherman and Andreas Gursky, and furniture spanning a Louis XV ebony bureau plat and cartonnier, a 1920s screen by Jean Dunand and a late 1980s desk and chairs by Donald Judd, each item testifies to the same exacting eye and flair for collecting across the ages.

The auction will be presented as an ambitious exhibition conceived by acclaimed designer Jacques Grange, on view from the 3 October at Ely House in London, and via a radical new online experience which will deliver rich content, stunning photography and artist videos. The sale takes place at 10:30am on 14 October at Christie’s King St, London as part of the Frieze week auctions at Christie’s and will be presented on both the de Pury and Christie’s websites.

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Film Library

  • A Visual Odyssey: Unexpected juxtapositions and playful encounters

    A video preview of the presentation of A Visual Odyssey: Selections from LAC (Lambert Art Collection) by acclaimed designer Jacques Grange, on view at Ely House in London until 14 October

  • A Visual Odyssey: An introduction

    Francis Outred of Christie’s and Simon de Pury, auctioneer and art dealer, discuss the ‘artistic pursuit’ of the Lambert Art Collection, and the inspiration for A Visual Odyssey

  • A Visual Odyssey: Christopher Wool

    Sir Norman Rosenthal and Philippe Segalot discuss Christopher Wool, and his works offered in A Visual Odyssey: Selections from LAC (Lambert Art Collection)

  • A Visual Odyssey: Cindy Sherman

    Sir Norman Rosenthal and Philippe Segalot discuss Cindy Sherman, and works offered in A Visual Odyssey: Selections from LAC (Lambert Art Collection)

  • A Visual Odyssey: Donald Judd

    Design historian Libby Purves and Creative director Gareth Williams on Donald Judd, and his table and chairs offered in A Visual Odyssey: Selections from LAC (Lambert Art Collection)

  • A Visual Odyssey: Jean Dunand

    Design historian Libby Purves and Creative director Gareth Williams discuss Jean Dunand, and the screen offered in A Visual Odyssey: Selections from LAC (Lambert Art Collection)

  • A Visual Odyssey: Louis XV ebony Cartonnier Bureau Plat

    Charles Cator, Deputy Chairman of Christie’s International, admires a ‘fascinating example of taste in the 18th century’, made by Andre Charles Boulle (1642-1732)

  • A Visual Odyssey: Brighton Pavilion furniture

    John Robinson, a leading historian of British architecture, looks at the Brighton Pavilion furniture offered in A Visual Odyssey: Selection from LAC (Lambert Art Collection)

  • A Visual Odyssey: Tony Oursler’s Autochthonous

    Autochthonous is a video projection by Tony Oursler, from 1995, in which a male puppet figure whispers into the ear of a female puppet, who responds aggressively: ‘I can’t hear you’…'I’m not under your control’

  • A Visual Odyssey: Tony Oursler’s Animal (With Tracy Leipold)

    Tony Oursler is known for his video projections onto puppet figures, of which Animal (with Tracy Leipold) is a characteristic example

  • A Visual Odyssey: Ugo Rondinone

    Ugo Rondinone says you don’t need to understand art, but you have to feel it — his work features in A Visual Odyssey: Selections from LAC (Lambert Art Collection)

  • A Visual Odyssey: Mattia Bonetti

    Designer Mattia Bonetti talks about creating luxury with a dash of humour as examples of his work, including a wild west inspired ‘Rodeo’ desk, come up for sale in A Visual Odyssey: Selections from LAC (Lambert Art Collection)

All videos

A Visual Odyssey: Unexpected juxtapositions and playful encounters

A Visual Odyssey: An introduction

A Visual Odyssey: Christopher Wool

A Visual Odyssey: Cindy Sherman

A Visual Odyssey: Donald Judd

A Visual Odyssey: Jean Dunand

A Visual Odyssey: Louis XV ebony Cartonnier Bureau Plat

A Visual Odyssey: Brighton Pavilion furniture

A Visual Odyssey: Tony Oursler’s Autochthonous

A Visual Odyssey: Tony Oursler’s Animal (With Tracy Leipold)

A Visual Odyssey: Ugo Rondinone

A Visual Odyssey: Mattia Bonetti

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Sale & Exhibition Information

Sale & Exhibition Information

  • Auction

    Christie’s, London
    8 King Street, St. James's
    London SW1Y 6QT

    Oct 14, 10:30am

  • Viewing

    Ely House
    37 Dover Street
    London

    Oct 3, 12pm – 6pm
    Oct 4, 12pm – 6pm
    Oct 5, 9am – 5pm
    Oct 6, 9am – 5pm
    Oct 7, 9am – 5pm
    Oct 8, 9am – 5pm
    Oct 9, 9am – 5pm
    Oct 10, 12pm – 6pm
    Oct 11, 12pm – 6pm
    Oct 12, 9am – 7pm
    Oct 13, 9am – 7pm
    Oct 14, 9am – 12pm

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