The Alexander Calder "Demi-Cone" mobile which headlines Session I has Foundation registration, impeccable provenance...and good company. Important Art, Design, Luxury (lots 1-258) is brimming with pieces from noteworthy galleries and collectors.
Painting highlights include works by Emil Schumacher, William Ronald, Janet Fish and Benjamin Palencia Perez. Three-dimensional works run the gamut from Niki de Saint-Phalle, Abigail Varela, Harvey Littleton and David Wynne to five large Claude Conover vessels, a 78" tall Purvis Young construction, two Jesus Rafael Soto "Sotomagie" sculptures and a collection of six unique sculptural Daniel Meyer chairs.
The furniture portion of this session features a rare Pierre Chareau kneehole desk, several of Gio Ponti's designs from his Villa Nemazee commission, rare Jules Leleu pieces from the Derveaux family out of France, and a Serge Roche dining set once owned by actor Martine Carol. Estates represented were decorated by Jay Spectre, Donald Cameron (partner of Tommi Parzinger) and Samuel Marx. The session is rounded out by a large collection of silver from Tiffany, Asprey, Christofle and other great names.
Note: This is not a bidding lot. This session begins with lot 1A.