ARTINFO: Blue-Chip Modern: Who Are the Most Bankable Stars of 20th Century Design?
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
In the season of heavy-hitting antiques trading that opens each new year, including the Americana sales at Christie's and Sotheby's in New York, the Winter Antiques Show in late January at the Park Avenue Armory is the flagship event, presenting the most blue-blooded, blue-chip material that dealers can summon. As of three years ago, the show pushed its qualifying cutoff date for that material forward to 1969, so that a broad swath of 20th-century design is now on view. âAlongside the Queen Anne mirrors from Cotton Mather's family, the medieval miniatures, and the stone-robed Dianas, you might find Billy Baldwin slipper chairs, Samuel Marx secretaries, and Axel Salto ceramics.
A farvile glass and wrought-iron fire screen (c. 1905) from Tiffany Studios fetched $1,665,000 in their December 2007 sale of important works of art
/ Courtesy Christie's
The question remains: Is there a blue-chip category in modern design? The short answer is yes. The 20th-century market is st
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