Gaetano Pesce - Design Masters New York Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    "L'Azienda Eclettica," Domus, no. 617, May1981, p. 46
    Marie-Jeanne Geyer, Gaetano Pesce: 1975-1985, exh. cat., Musée d’Art Moderne de Strasbourg, 1986, p. 62, no. 51, p. 63, nos. 49-50 for a preparatory drawing and the preliminary model in the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
    France Vanlaethem, Gaetano Pesce: Architecture, Design, Art, Milan, 1989, p. 41 for the preliminary model, p. 76 for the designer pictured with the work

  • Catalogue Essay

    Gaetano Pesce ordered the present unique sofa for his personal collection. It is 10% larger than the earlier examples.

    Tramonto a New York

    "When I came to New York for the first time, I found the city full of energy. But on a subsequent visit, I felt that its vitality was less strong. I thought that the lack of it was the sign of decadence of this city. Sometime later I saw that the energy was back and New York was still the capital of twentieth century. Anyway I wanted to mark this impression with an object and so I made the "Sunset of New York" that at the time of the production was titled "Sunset in New York." Gaetano Pesce

Property from the Collection of Gaetano Pesce


Unique "Tramonto a New York" sofa

designed 1979, produced 2012
Fabric, painted wood, painted metal, casters.
46 1/2 x 120 x 44 in. (118.1 x 304.8 x 111.8 cm)

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,000

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Design Masters

New York Auction 15 December 2015 5pm