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  • Literature

    Klaus Weber, ed., Die Metallwerkstatt Am Bauhaus, exh. cat., Bauhaus-Archiv Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, 1992, p. 34, figs. 35-37; Magdalena Droste and Bauhaus Archiv, Bauhaus: 1919-1933, Cologne, 1993, p. 179 for the mirror ball depicted on the cover of the 1931 Bauhaus wallpaper catalogue; Jeannine Fiedler and Peter Feierabend, eds., Bauhaus, Cologne, 1999, p. 136; Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman, Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2009, p. 297, figs. 41314 for the mirror ball depicted on two covers of 1931 Bauhaus wallpaper catalogues

  • Catalogue Essay

    Originally conceived as “Church Bells, Doorbells, and Other Bells,” the theme party held by the Bauhaus on February 9, 1929 evolved into the “Metallisches Fest,” a celebration before Marianne Brandt left her post as head of the metal workshop.

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Mirror ball for the “Metallisches Fest,” Dessau

ca. 1929
Mirrored glass, chrome-plated metal.
11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm.) drop, 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm.) diameter
Produced by the Bauhaus Metallwerkstatt, Germany.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $16,250

Design

25 May 2011
New York