Paul Evans Furniture sells well at Sotheby's
With contemporary art prices soring
out of control this week.. it probably went almost totally unnoticed that at today's Sotheby's Design auction.. one of MAO's favorite furniture loves, had a piece sell for a shocking amount of money.
Lot 80, Paul Evans, This small 1960 cabinet sold for $157,000 (including the auction house premium)
But Dr. Quiz, and MAO got into quite a debate the other night...
The Quiz-ling asked.. Should Modern Furniture like this be selling for these crazy prices??
And my thought was.. could MAO name 10 well known (household names) designers in the world of Modern American Furniture...??
The answer was sadly no!
We came up with..
So, we guessed ..if a silly old, Blue and Orange Rothko can sell for a gazillion dollars..!! Maybe these modern design masters are still under valued?? Hmmm.... Maybe?? What do you think?
Also, if you're in The City, and are all Contemporary Art-ed out... be sure to check out The Modernism Fair this weekend at the Armory on 67th street and Park Ave...It might be a great place to find some under valued treasures!!
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