Jean-Michel Frank - Design New York Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Marc Lamouric, Paris
    Millon et Robert, Drouot Montaigne, Paris, "Art nouveau, Art déco," March 25-27, 1997 lot 172
    Acquired from the above

  • Exhibited

    "Jean-Michel Frank: un décorateur dans le Paris des années 30," Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, October 2, 2009-January 3, 2010

  • Literature

    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: un décorateur dans le Paris des années 30, Paris, 2009, illustrated p. 116

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot was exhibited at the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, from October 2, 2009 to January 3, 2010 in “Jean-Michel Frank: un décorateur dans le Paris des années 30”, curated by Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier and designed by Jacques Grange. The exhibition comprised furniture and objects created by Frank as well as Alberto Giacometti, Salvador Dalí, and Christian Bérard.

  • Artist Biography

    Jean-Michel Frank

    French • 1895 - 1941

    Working in Paris, New York and Argentina, Jean-Michel Frank designed subtle, exquisitely proportioned furniture and lighting for sophisticated interiors. His elite roster of patrons included the vicomte Charles de Noailles, the businessman and politician Nelson A. Rockefeller, the couturier Elsa Schiaparelli and the perfumer Guerlain, among many others. Against the backdrop of the interwar period, Frank designed calm, subdued interiors that offered refuge from the chaotic world. His furniture, which was often clad in vellum, bleached leather or shagreen, featured clean lines and served to complement the art collections of his clients, which included works by Picasso, Léger and Matisse.

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Rare Daybed

circa 1930
Bleached shagreen-covered wood, oak-veneered wood, silk satin.
29 1/8 x 71 x 27 3/4 in. (74 x 180.3 x 70.5 cm)
Underside impressed J.M. FRANK and 16013. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

$200,000 - 300,000 

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