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At the end of the year Quittenbaum offers in its highlight sale entitled 'Schools of Design' 350 particularly exciting, exceptionally decorative and rare objects on the art market. The auction offer includes furniture, lighting and design objects from the entire 20th century.
With the representatives of the Arts & Craft movement Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, represented at auction with a bedside table, around 1899 and Gustav Stickley, represented with a table, around 1910 the course begins through the variety of important design schools of the 20th century. This is followed by the Viennese School with significant works by Josef Hoffmann and Dagobert Peche - particularly decorative are Peche’s lidded boxes with black and white decors, which were executed in 1920 by the Vereinigte Wiener und Gmundner Keramik.
On the 4th of December of this year, following the success of the first author jewellery auction, Quittenbaum once again offers outstanding pieces from several collections. With this year's selection, Quittenbaum celebrates the various trends of author and artist jewellery. In addition to precious materials such as gold, silver and gemstones, works from wood, paper and plastic come into focus.
The offer is led by well-known representatives of the German author jewellery. Pieces by Klaus Ullrich, Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen, Gerd Rothmann and Karl-Heinz Reister, from the 60s and 70s, present the great interest in complex surface structures. The sculptors E.R. Nele and Claus Bury know how to turn their art into small format. Their jewellery pieces seem almost sculptural.
The chapter of pieces from the collection Mieke and Jan Teunen is a tribute to the 80s. Works by Herman Hermsen and Emmy van Leersum play with graphic minimalism and bright colors. The offer is complemented with pieces by Gijs Bakker and Ted Noten, which come from a Belgian private collection.
One of the highlights of works from Italy is Piergiuliano Reveane’s complex constructed necklace. Rings by Arnaldo Pomodoro and Edival Ramosa, created for the GEM brand by GianCarlo Montebello, continue the series of extraordinary works. Jewellery pieces by international manufacturers and artists complete the offer.
This auction is not only a selection of works for collectors and connoisseurs. It also offers art and design lovers the entry into the world of author jewellery.
The catalogue starts with a series of selected works from Classical Modernism, some of which come from the estate of Reinhard Piper. Max Beckmann portrayed the Munich publisher (portrait 1,400 - 2,000 EUR), who released a number of selected prints by the artist. Particularly noteworthy is the 'Niggertanz', a work from the series 'Jahrmarkt‘ from the year 1921.
The focus on Pop Art had attracted lots of interest already in June, thus, this December, another large chapter is devoted to this subject. Among the highlights of the offer are Keith Haring's 'Lost Babies' from the 1980s (10,000 - 12,000 EUR) and Roy Lichtenstein's 'Shipboard Girl' from 1965 (18,000 - 20,000 EUR). With Allen Jones' works 'Yellow Figure' (6.000 - 8.000 EUR), 'Free Spirit' (3.500 - 4.500 EUR) and 'Dancing Couple' (2.800 - 3.000 EUR) the medium sculpture is also well represented. Andy Warhol, of course, should not be missing from the Pop Art chapter, selected works of his enrich the offer. The water colours 'Christmas Tree' (6.000 - 8.000 EUR) and 'Merry Christmas Sprites' (6.000 - 8.000 EUR), both created around 1954, set the mood for the upcoming Christmas season.