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Important Modern Design & Fine Art Auction

May 25, 2006

When: SUNDAY, June 18, 2006 @ 12:00 p.m.

The sale will feature over 350 lots of vetted high quality mid-century modern fine art and design including a Charles & RayEames “building”.

Examples include:

  • Charles & RayEames “THINK” Kiosk, designed for the IBM Pavilion in the 1964 World’s Fair (please read the essay as published in the catalogue).  Estimated at $80,000-100,000.
  • AndyWarhol “Crab” painting.  A first for LAMA, we are pleased to present this original artwork by Warhol estimated at $60,000-80,000.
  • SamMaloof “music” stand.  This unusual version was custom designed in 1963 for the painter RicoLebrun, to be easily stored in a small space.  Consigned by his heirs, it is estimated at $20,000-30,000.
  • Man Ray red and gold anodized aluminum complete chess set.  “Found” in the bottom drawer of a house with the furnishing designed by PaulLászló, this set is estimate at $6,000-9,000
  • JeanProuve group of 10 matching “Standard” chairs with original vibrant red paint.  Estimated at $45,000-50,000.
  • FrankLloydWright side chair.  This well known chair was designed for the S.C.JohnsonWaxAdministrationBuilding, Racine, WI, in 1936.  It is estimated at $40,000-50,000.
  • GioPonti executive desk.  With the consistently strong auction prices for Ponti, this incredible design is estimated at $70,000-90,000.

The sale also includes Furniture, Fine Art, Ceramics, Lighting, Jewelry, and other Mid-Century Modern classics.

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