the Palm Beach solution for “the one who has it all” this holiday season
The vintage lover, the art lover, the handbag collector… unique solutions for your gifting challenges are at your fingertips if you know where to buy.
– Rico Baca, auctioneer and co-owner of Palm Beach Modern Auctions
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, November 1, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – The people of South Florida know there is more to the holiday season than ‘add to the cart’ and crush the crowds in the big box stores. Everything from Hermès scarves to vintage perfume bottles, from iconic pop art to French landscapes, lounge chairs for lounging and a range of vases perfect for mum’s flowers are up for auction at Palm Beach Modern Auctions this weekend and nothing do not prevent you from bidding heart to heart.
“It’s an amazing sale for its variety alone,” says Rico Baca, Palm Beach Modern auctioneer and one of the two co-owners. “We had originally planned the auction for mid-October when a few great collections arrived later than expected. My partner Wade and I discussed it and we decided this was the perfect opportunity to build this sale into. thinking about vacation. “
Their season opening auction on November 6 and 7 features 920 lots of fine and limited edition prints, furniture, home décor and luxury goods.
A few stars in the art catalog include a 71 “Gene Davis in Palm Beach’s most pastel bright pastel stripes, a drawing by Keith Haring for a 1983 talk he gave in Hartford, CT, and a painting by Paul Jenkins “Phenomena” in red, blue and pink. The equestrian ensemble will find its place in Louise Nevelson’s bronze horse sculpture and landscape lovers will fall under the spell of the undulating pastoral landscapes of Benjamin Palencia-Perez. by Andy Warhol “Mao” and a portfolio by Robert Indiana “Seasons of Hope”.
Lovers of good things (and a good history) will appreciate Pablo Picasso pottery, Louis Vuitton luggage, Murano glass and sterling silver “Iolas” cutlery by Claude Lalanne, to name a few. … Front galleries of Beach Modern. Collected by Henry Torres, hairdresser of the rich and fabulous of San Antonio, the bottles fill two rooms of the auction house, ranging from delicate imported pieces to giant display cases to luxury names such as Bond n ° 9, Lanvin, Boucheron. , Chanel, Pierre Cardin, Elsa Schiaparelli and Balmain. Rico spends a lot of time getting to know its customers and learning the stories associated with their collections, and finds that these can be instrumental in sales.
“A question I get asked by almost all of my clients who preview is ‘Where did this come from’, so of course my favorite pieces to show are the ones with a story. Hilla Rebay’s paintings in This sale, for example, will certainly be topics of conversation for winning bidders. The Guggenheim Museum had them archived years ago following the death of its founder and the passionate relationship between Rebay, Solomon Guggenheim and Rudolf Bauer. Everyone loves a love triangle. “
For the uninitiated, buying at auction has a learning curve. For many, however, the benefits go beyond the added step of familiarizing yourself with a few new terms and procedures. Competing with bidders in Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, Australia for a pair of Elton John-style wiper sunglasses can be a singular experience. Aftermarket shopping is environmentally friendly, and live previews allow bidders to stop by the auction house and examine items in person. You can sit in a chair, make sure the color matches your expectations, and see what it looks like in a room before committing. The auction house encourages him. “Plus,” Baca says, “winning live audience bidders can pay and take their purchases with them, avoiding some of the shipping delays we’ve seen in retail recently,”
Palm Beach Modern Auctions is located at 417 Bunker Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, near Dixie Highway between Southern and Forest Hill. Their doors are open to previews this week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.modernauctions.com or call 561-586-5500 for details on the November 6-7 auction series. Consult the catalogs: Sat November 6 Modern + Contemporary Art & Design |
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