artnet Auctions Announces Launch of New Design Department

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Wednesday, May 31, 2023

artnet Auctions Announces Launch of New Design Department
Ron Arad, Before Summer, 1992. Mirror-polished bronze, 51 x 67 x 14.9 inches. Est: US $130,000-160,000.

NEW YORK, NY.- artnet Auctions announces the launch of a new 20th and 21st century design department headed by Brent Lewis, former Christie’s specialist and auctioneer and gallery director at Moss. New design lots go live each week, providing a consistent and curated online auction marketplace accessible 24/7.

The new design department focuses on all movements of 20th and 21st century design, including American mid-century design, Viennese Secessionist, Art Deco, Scandinavian Modernism, Italian Modernism, American Studio furniture, Contemporary, as well as glass and ceramics from all periods. The department also promotes specific themes and categories where greater market attention is needed.

Lewis joins a tradition of design services at artnet, but the collecting category on artnet Auctions is a new and welcome addition: “The opportunities presented to buy and sell a curated selection of design at auction, with the ease of the artnet Auctions online platform, are very exciting. The flexibility and efficiency this model provides will open up design to a new audience, as well as providing established collectors and dealers a viable source to buy and sell under the banner of artnet. artnet is one of the world’s largest art and design communities and the major resource for art and design, information, and news—and now, access to both the primary and secondary markets.”

The inaugural sale, which begun on May 19, features collectible 20th century decorative arts and design, as well as contemporary design from an international roster of artists and designers. Included are historical highlights by Marcel Breuer, Ed Wormley, Hans Wegner, Pierre Jeanneret, Gio Ponti, and Ettore Sottsass and contemporary works by Ron Arad, Gaetano Pesce, Maria Pergay, and Tokujin Yoshioka.

As Bill Fine, President of Artnet Worldwide Corp., points out: “The last decade has witnessed a multifaceted convergence of the worlds of art and design; both in terms of the collecting interests of our clients, but also as business practices have developed a greater synergy amongst categories. Expanding artnet Auctions to include design will not only provide a much needed online marketplace for our clients, but also integrate with and further promote artnet’s other core segments such as the Price Database and artnet Galleries where design is already in place.”

Highlights of the inaugural design sale:

• Ron Arad, Before Summer, Est. USD 130,000–160,000

• Gio Ponti and Paolo di Poli, Enameled Swan, Est. USD 1,800–2,200

• Gaetano Pesce, Monumental Resin Bowl, Est. USD 8,000–10,000

• Tokujin Yoshioka, Honey Pop Chair, Est. USD 7,000–9,000

• Ettore Sottsass, Totem Rangoon, Est. USD 16,000–18,000

• Gio Ponti, Pair of Armchairs, Est. USD 3,000–4,000

Today's News

May 23, 2011

The Fruit of Promise: Citrus Fruits in Art and Culture at the Germanisches National Museum

Landmark SFMOMA Exhibition Showcases the Art and Influence of Gertrude Stein and Her Family

Sotheby's London to Offer the Earliest Surviving Manuscript for a Novel by Jane Austen

A Passion for Glass: Exhibition of Modern Glass Shines at the National Museum of Scotland

Utah Tour Guide David Lund Accused by Government of Israel of Smuggling Artifacts

"Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945" Exhibition Drawn from ICP's Permanent Collection

Much-Loved Paris Shopping Shrine "La Samaritaine" to Become 450 Million Euro Hotel

Royal Institute of British Architects Award Winners 2011 Announced in London

Women Make Sculpture: Sarah Lucas, Polly Morgan & More at Pangolin London

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney to Re-Open in March 2012 After Major Redevelopment

Priska C. Juschka Fine Art Presents New York City Artist Rosemarie Fiore: Artificiere

Jim Dine's Glyptotek Series of Extraordinary Drawings on View at the Morgan Library

Reinterpretation of the Ancient Three Graces Myths by Artist Francesca Lowe at Riflemaker

Phillips de Pury & Company Announces Higlights from Its Modern and Contemporary Editions Auction

Christie's in Hong Kong Announces Charity Sale of Zeng Fanzhi's The Leopard

"Paper Wars" at International Poster Gallery Shows Original War Propaganda Posters

Royal Wedding Hat Sells for Over $130,000 on eBay

Key Artist of the New Generation of Emerging Chinese Artists Exhibits at Lombard Freid Projects

Mary Moorman, JFK Assassination Photographer, Tells Where She Stood and What She Saw

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya Opens Exhibition Dedicated to the Work of Joaquin Torres-García

New Book Presents 150 Images Captured by the First Female Photographer of Mexican Revolution

George Washington Items Bring More than $167,000

One of the Last 'Beautiful Boys" Painted by Henry Scott Tuke to Sell at Bonhams

Paul Kasmin Gallery Presents a Solo Installation of Over 30 Ink Drawings by Jan Frank

artnet Auctions Announces Launch of New Design Department

Freedom Riders Get Place in History 50 Years Later

'Miracle on the Hudson' Plane Preps for Final Trip

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Presents United Sates Debut of David Clearbout Video Work

International Center of Photography Presents Exhibition by Photojournalist Ruth Gruber

artMRKT Hamptons to Debut July 14-17 at Bridgehampton Historical Society

Career of Walker Evans to Be Re-Examined in Exhibition at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme

National Air and Space Museum Presents 2011 "Become a Pilot" Day

Metropolitan Museum to Open 15 Renovated Galleries in November

Alighiero e Boetti Day: Explore the Complex, Multifaceted Figure of Alighiero Boetti

French Decorative Arts from the Estate of Dallas Socialites Ray & Clare Stern for Sale at Heritage Auctions

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful