Wright's Living Contemporary Auction is coming up on the 27th of September, with an on-site preview from September 20th through the 26th, where you can see all the auction lots in person.
The auction is a mix of 20th and 21st century art and design. Wright lists highlights such as a Harry Bertoia Dandelion sculpture, a Carlo Scarpa chandelier, and a Roger Brown painting, but our eye was drawn to three humble specimens by Mario Ceroli, Steven Holl, and Richard Tuttle. All simply constructed, they vary greatly in estimated value, from $1,000 to $9,000. Above, a pair of exaggerated high-back chairs from the Mobili nella Valle (furniture in the valley) series by Arte Povera artist Mario Ceroli. They're dated 1972 and estimated to sell for $1,000-$1,500.
Other finds include a set of four maple A-Chairs by Steven Holl in 1980/2008, designed to fit squarely in a corner, and an Any Bench prototype by Richard Tuttle from 2002, with subtle joinery and contrasting grain details. The set of A-Chairs is valued somewhere between $3,000 and $5,000. Not surprisingly, the Tuttle piece falls between $9,000 and $12,000.