Billy Haines furniture

Peter’s Auction Pick of the Day: William “Billy” Haines

May 14, 2014

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William Haines designs on display now at the LAMA Preview (May 5 – 17, open daily 10am – 6pm)
May 18, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction

In the upcoming May 18, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction, Los Angeles Modern Auctions will offer over 30 custom William “Billy” Haines designs commissioned in 1960 by Rita Roedling, daughter of Mervyn & Kitty LeRoy, for her 1015 North Beverly Drive house in Beverly Hills. The property is being sold by Rita’s daughter, Anita May Rosenstein, who also is the granddaughter of Tom & Anita May. After 25 years of selling work by Billy Haines, this collection represents the most complete and original collection that LAMA has ever represented.

All Hail Haines: Patrick Dragonette Discusses America’s King of Custom Design

May 8, 2014

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In the upcoming May 18, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction, Los Angeles Modern Auctions will offer over 30 custom William “Billy” Haines designs commissioned for an important Beverly Hills estate being sold by Anita May Rosenstein. Recently, we sat down with Los Angeles interior designer and gallerist, Patrick Dragonette of Dragonette Ltd, to discuss these designs. For almost two decades, Dragonette has specialized in the custom works of Billy Haines, and his showroom on La Cienega is one of the only places you can find a Haines work for sale at any given time. Read more to learn why Dragonette ranks Haines as the greatest American decorator of the 20th century.

Cool California

June 5, 2009

Adam Blackman came into the preview today and thought that Lot 179, the Billy Haines Attributed Dinette Set, was very handsome and had a cool, low California look. He especially liked the original orange leather. Adam is co-owner of the famous Blackman-Cruz Gallery on Highland Avenue in Los Angeles.

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