Posted by switch-smith at 6:33 PM . Sunday, June 26, 2011
An incredible single owner collection will be hitting the auction block this week in Wright's sale of The Collection of John R. Eckel, Jr..
John R. Eckel, Jr. was a patron to the arts. Eckel acquired works with commitment, generosity and passion, amassing a collection that conveys the breadth and depth of the artists and designers he appreciated most. The works of Harry Bertoia, Paul Evans and Phillip Lloyd Powell, Edward Wormley and Vladimir Kagan figure prominently in this sale.
These are my favorite picks:
Rare pairs of A-Chairs and Janus tables by Edward Wormley.
A Paul Evans wall-mounted sculpture.
A Vladimir Kagan Tri-symmetric lounge chair.
Jean Prouvé Curved Compass desk.
An exquisite pair of woven stainless steel stools by Michel Pigneres.
Preben Fabricius and Jorgen Kastholm Grasshopper lounge chairs.
A stainless steel and glass occasional table by Ringo Starr.
Auction is Tuesday June 28th, see the full preview at Wright.