Jean-Michel Frank - Design New York Monday, December 14, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Hotel Horizonte, Mar del Plata, Argentina, circa 1940
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Mo Teitelbaum, The Stylemakers: Minimalism and Classic Modernism 1915-1945, London, 2010, pp. 212, 243

  • 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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Pair of table lamps, from the Hotel Horizonte, Mar del Plata, Argentina

circa 1940
Painted wrought iron, paper shades.
Each: 20 in. (50.8 cm) high including shade
Produced by Comte, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $31,250

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New York Auction 15 December 2015 1pm