On The Square

Mid-Century Modern and More!

By Bidsquare

Oct 13,2016 | 15:00 EDT

Fans of Mid-Century Modern Design are in for a real treat come Saturday, October 22 when Bremo Auctions stages their Mid-Century Modern & Decorative Arts sale. Great furniture and lamp designers such as Bassett, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Edward Wormley, Stokke, Henredon, Frank Lloyd Wright, Herman Miller, Koch & Lowy and Jamie Young will have pieces on offer, while an amazing collection of art and sculpture from artists such as Basquiat, Edylson Silva, Emile Gerard, Evelyn Metzger, Cy Twombly, Alfredo Volpi, Larry Edwardson, and Amalio Garcia Del Moral will also go under the hammer. 

On the decorative side, items such as blown glass and pottery stand alongside African art, Native American Sculpture by O.T. Bonnett, and Native American Pottery by Joseph Lonewolf. Sterling silver, gold, and Mid-Century Modern costume jewelry top off this well-rounded not-to-be-missed sale. 

Lot 110 is a Kurt Ostervig designed teak sideboard for Denmarks Brande Mobelindustri. Ostervig trained as a shipbuilder in Odense, on the Danish island of Funen, before his preference for wood over steel led to his move to furniture design. In 1947, Ostervig established his own studio, where his distinctive designs soon aroused international interest, resulting eventually in an exhibition at New Yorks Museum of Modern Art.

Lot 305 continues a tradition that goes back to at least 400 B.C., when Persian carpets were first mentioned by Greek author Xenophon in his book, Anabasis. Every bit as popular in the 21st Century, this antique Mier Iranian rug offers a stunning color palette and is made from 100% wool. 

Jean-Michel Basquiat was a notorious street artist who rose to rapid fame in the 1980s with his graffiti and ghetto-style art. A collaborator of Warhol, he was a mainstay of the New York art scene before his death of a drug overdose at age 28. Lot 70"Federal Reserve," is mixed media on paper, signed boldly by the artist.

Tiffany is a name synonymous with elegance, and its always a good sign when a sale can offer items by the firm that was founded in Brooklyn, Connecticut in 1837. Lot 273 is a classic pair of Tiffany clip-on shrimp swirl earrings in sterling silver, with 18 carat yellow gold rope swirl accents, sure to be in great demand.

Lot 60, "Globe Under Shadows" is by renowned Argentinian photographer Facundo De Zuviria. De Zuviria, who lives and works in Buenos Aires, has shown his work at Sao Paulo (1991) and Mercosur (2000) biennials, as well as museums and galleries in different countries. Recently De Zuviria exhibited at Fondation Cartier (Paris, 2013), International Center of Photography (New York, 2014), Museo Amparo (Puebla, México, 2014), Lasar Segall Museum (Sao Paulo, 2014) and Museo Colección Fortabat (Buenos Aires, 2014). 

Bremo Auctions Mid-Century Modern & Decorative Arts sale is set down for Saturday, October 22 and contains 423 expertly curated lots representing a host of fascinating categories. Look now at the full catalog.