Design at Christie’s New York

  • Event date 7 - 9 December
  • Event location New York

This December, Christie’s Design will offer a series of four auctions dedicated to masterworks and important design of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The week begins with Sculpting Paradise: The Collection of Marie Lalanne, which comprises exceptional works of art by her parents, the paradigm-shifting French sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. Highlights include imaginative beasts of water, land and sky such as Poisson Paysage V, La Grande Ourse, and Oiseau de Jardin III.

On Friday 9 December, our week of sales will continue with Designs by Alberto and Diego Giacometti, featuring rare and significant furniture and lightings by these major artists and designers. Highlights include ‘Table aux Caryatides’ and ‘Console aux Oiseaux’.

Design, our seasonal auction, will take place immediately after with highlights of turn of the century American architect Frank Lloyd Wright; Art Deco furniture and decoration from Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Paul Dupré-Lafon; and modern masters of the 20th century Harry Bertoia, Isamu Noguchi and more.

The week of sales concludes with Tiffany our dedicated sale celebrating Tiffany Studios and its creations in glass, enamel and metalwork. Important lighting represented includes a ‘Magnolia’ floor lamp, a ‘Wisteria’ table lamp, and a rare ‘Pond Dragonfly’ table lamp.

Event

Design New York Fall Sales
PANEL DISCUSSION
CHRISTIE'S NEW YORK

In conversation: Sculpting Paradise: The Collection of Marie Lalanne

Christie's is honored to present Sculpting Paradise: The Collection of Marie Lalanne, which comprises exceptional works of art by her parents, the paradigm-shifting French sculptors Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne.

Alex Heminway (International Head of Design, Christie’s) introduces notable Lalanne experts Adrian Dannatt, the author/curator who wrote the work of reference on the artists, Edith Dicconson, senior director of Kasmin Gallery (Les Lalanne’s historic US gallery, and Pauline Karpidas, among the earliest and most stead-fast collectors of Les Lalanne.

Taking place in Christie’s Rockefeller Galleries, each speaker notes on their personal and professional relationship with the artists while surrounded by the plentiful sculptures, design and jewellery pieces offered in Sculpting Paradise: The Collection of Marie Lalanne, New York, 7 December 2022.

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Christie's New York

New York

Location
Christie’s New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020

Viewing
2–8 December

2 Dec, 10am – 6pm
3 Dec, 10am – 6pm
4 Dec, 10am – 5pm
5 Dec, 10am – 5pm
6 Dec, 10am – 5pm
7 Dec, 10am – 5pm
8 Dec, 10am – 5pm

Contact
info@christies.com

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