When talking of people who have contributed immensely towards the development of Danish design and its modern idea, the name Finn Juhl would come to mind. He aspired to study art history at a reputable academy, but his father was against this decision. Instead, he was advised to study architecture, which was regarded as more lucrative during that time. Juhl’s inspiration came from the wonderful and purposeful buildings he saw at the Stockholm Show. By the 1940s, Finn Juhl was already at the peak of his career. With his innovative designs, he became a leading furniture industrial designer and portrayed Denmark as ground-breaking in the area of furniture and artistic design.
A superb Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite with an estimate of £25,000-30,000 is included in Duke’s sale A Taste of […]
A Roman bronze foot from a monumental statue topped an auction of Antiquities held by Bonhams in London […]
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A cartographic highlight of the mammoth October 30-November 1 series of sales held by German auction house Reiss […]
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Artist often overshadowed by husband William now comes into her own at auction. Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette […]
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Adam Smith’s personal copy of his first edition of his great work the Wealth of Nations is coming […]
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Harry Bertoia was an Italian-born American graphic artist, sculptor and designer. Even as a child, Bertoia would already be asked to design embroidery patterns for wedding days. An art teacher was impressed by his talent and offered to tutor the young Bertoia. But this did not last long, as the teacher realised that he had nothing new to teach him. The teacher suggested further training abroad. Bertoia travelled to the US and got scholarships to schools of art in different States. He also worked with famous designers like Eames. Harry Bertoia would create all throughout the 1960s and the 1970s. He was so in demand that he had to turn down commissions and exhibits.
Containing near contemporary and even, it would seem, first-hand accounts of the voyages of Columbus and other travellers, […]
A 200-year-old saltwater pearl, later mounted in a Belle Epoque necklace, has sold at a hammer price of […]
Sotheby’s is the latest auction house to pull the sale of rhinocerous horn artefacts from its auction. Extracted […]
Australian artist Donald Stuart Leslie Friend was born from a family of a moneyed background. He received early education at prestigious institutions. After a scandalous liaison with a young Thai boy, Donald ran away from home. He returned to Sydney with his first series of drawings and studied under an Italian-born artist. Donald would later go on to travel to London and study under various renowned English and French artists. As a war artist in World War II, his encounters with Japanese fatalities would become subjects of his art. He also created many works of young male nudes. Despite Friend’s controversies with his sexuality, he was celebrated for his art and unstinting generosity. He was a friend indeed.
A very rare piece of Tasmanian “Convict Period” silver by Joseph Forrester (1805–c. 1860) was up for sale in Devonport by Island State Auctions. The main side of the salver is ornately chased with decorations of kangaroos, swans and other birds, with native Flora and is amongst the earliest examples of the use of Australian flora and fauna in decorative arts…
Despite its size and various eras of occupation, Malta sustained a vibrant silver and gold-working tradition across several […]