Get Ready to Lust After These Wright Design Auction Finds
It’s a good time to be an art and design lover. Galleries have grown so sprawling and ambitious that they’re essentially free museums, while auction house websites — their lots organized into perfect, searchable grids — are now virtual galleries, offering up beautifully photographed artifacts we can browse and learn about while lounging at home in our pajamas. This month, we’ve been exploring the upcoming Wright Design Auction, taking place March 24, which isn’t remarkable in general but, as always, includes some amazing lots, like a set of 1930s geometric glass candlesticks that look shockingly contemporary, and a bronze sculpture we never realized was in Mangiarotti’s repertoire. Need a rabbit hole to fall down this weekend? Look no further.
(Pictured at top: Oasis desk from the Légion étrangère collection, Alessandro Mendini, 1988)
Pristine Table Architecture candleholders, Wilber L. Orme, c. 1938Camaleonda Modular Sofa, Mario Bellini, 1971
Spinning Polymorph, Yaacov Agam, 1983Zenitario, Angelo Mangiarotti, 1995Sezione Livera Vase, Angelo Mangiarotti, 1979Ceiling light, model 3026-1, Gino Sarfatti, 1954Untitled tapestry, attributed to Leonore Tawney, 1955Il y a, no. 7 and no. 13, Jean Dubuffet, 1979Occasional table, Philippe Hiquily, 1987Pitcher, Georges Jouve, 1952