Property from a Private Collection
Christie's is honored to present this rare pair of Guéridons from an important private collection. The grandfather of the present owner, William H. Weintraub, founded Esquire Magazine in October 1933 with partners David Smart and Arnold Gingrich. The magazine set contemporary editorial and stylistic standards, featuring writers Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Norman Mailer and enlisting the artistic talents of George Lois, Jean-Paul Goude and Abner Dean. Girded by Esquire's success, Mr. Weintraub formed an eponymous advertising agency in 1942, notable early art directors for which include Paul Rand and William Bernbach. In 1965, Mr. and Mrs. Weintraub began correspondence with Diego Giacometti and acquired much of their furniture collection directly from the artist in December of the same year. Passing by descent, the works have remained in the family ever since.