• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5341

    20th Century Decorative Arts

    29 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 144

    JUAN MIRO; AFTER A DESIGN BY

    'MANGOUSTE', A HAND-WOVEN WOOL CARPET PRODUCED BY GALERIE LUCIE WEILL-SELIGMANN, EARLY 1960S

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    JUAN MIRO; AFTER A DESIGN BY
    'MANGOUSTE', A HAND-WOVEN WOOL CARPET PRODUCED BY GALERIE LUCIE WEILL-SELIGMANN, EARLY 1960S
    woven with an abstarct design on a yellow field, from a limited edition of 10-15 examples
    83in. (211cm.) x 64in. (163cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Relman Morin (1907-1973), a distinguished Associated Press special correspondent, was twice presented with the Pulizer Prize. In 1948 he married Dorothy Liebes (1899-1972), a modernist textile designer and weaver, who produced fabrics for Frank Lloyd Wright and Donald Deskey.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    Galerie Lucie Weill-Seligmann, Paris, by repute.
    Relman Morin, from whom acquired by the vendor, circa 1970.


    Literature

    Susan Day, Art Deco and Modernist Carpets, London, 2002, p. 135, pl. 184 (related design manufactured by Maison Myrbor, illustrated).