Rare modernist pieces by Prouvé, Le Corbusier, Gaudí and more up for auction today

Posted On Tue, December 13, 2016 By

Posted On Tue, December 13, 2016 By In Art, Chelsea, Design, Furniture, Starchitecture, Tribeca

If your idea of a perfect stocking stuffer is a classic Serge Mouille three-armed ceiling light, the auction of items from the private collection of architect Lee Mindel, which begins today, is just what your gift list ordered. “Light & Aerie: The Collection of Lee F. Mindel, FAIA” includes dozens of rare modernist pieces from the architect’s personal collection. Mindel is moving from his Chelsea loft in a former hat factory to a new aerie in Tribeca’s rare and collectible Herzog & de Meuron-designed “Jenga tower” at 56 Leonard Street; Mindel’s loft is available, too, if you’ve got a really big stocking to fill. Auction house Phillips is handling the sale, which includes stunning pieces ranging from art to furniture, lighting and decorative items by the likes of Jean Prouvé, Antoni Gaudí, Georges Braque, Hans J. Wegner, Ettore Sottsass, Jr. and many, many more.

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Antoni Gaudí, “Batlló” bench; Estimate $10,000 – 15,000; Le Corbusier, Untitled, 1930, Pencil and pastel drawing; Estimate $8,000 – 12,000; Alexandre Noll, Untitled (torso); Estimate $100,000 – 150,000 ↑

The auction, we’re guessing, only represents a bit of housecleaning for Mindel, a founding partner of New York-based architecture firm Shelton Mindel & Associates; he began amassing his impressive collection more than 30 years ago. Below is a tiny sampling of highlights.

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Serge Mouille, Three-armed ceiling light with “Casquette” shades; Estimate $8,000 – 12,000 ↑

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Le Corbusier, Stool, from a “chambre d’étudiant,” Maison du Brésil; Estimate $25,000 – 35,000 ↑

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Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret, Bibliothèque, model no. 11, from “L’Equipement de la…; Estimate $30,000 – 40,000 ↑

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Poul Kjaerhom, Rare Molded Aluminum Chair; Estimate $80,000 – 120,000 ↑

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Lead image: Ettore Sotsass, Jr., Bookshelf; Estimate $6,000 – 8,000; Jean Prouvé,”Semi-metal” chair; Estimate $10,000 – 15,000

Images courtesy of Phillips.

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