Ron Nagle - Design: Online Auction New York Thursday, February 22, 2024 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Barbara S. Rosenthal and Kenneth W. Juster, New York
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Stefanie A. Juster developed her love of art and discerning eye for the best examples of American Craft at a young age. The daughter of influential patrons Kenneth W. Juster and Barbara S. Rosenthal of Bellas Artes Gallery in New York, Stefanie grew up accompanying her parents to art exhibition openings, fairs, and auctions. Kenneth and Barbara quietly built their personal collection of ceramics, glass, wood, fiber, wearables, and jewelry during the 1980s and 1990s with their daughter’s welcomed help.

    Deeply passionate about the craft world, Kenneth and Barbara were part of the “Collectors Circle” of the American Craft Museum in New York-- now the Museum of Arts and Design. Barbara was also a Museum Trustee and Member of the Museum Committee of the American Craft Council. Together, Kenneth and Barbara cherished their close relationships with artists including Ron Nagle, and gallery owners including Doug Heller of Heller Gallery, as well as museum directors, curators, art dealers, and other collectors. According to Doug, “Their efforts to promote and preserve the achievements of materially-based makers was always motivated by passion, not profit.”

    Stefanie shares her father’s belief that art is to be shared and enjoyed, and her appreciation for this material is a product of her parents’ positive impact and generosity of spirit. Works from the Juster family collection can be found in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Racine Art Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Property from the Collection of Stefanie A. Juster


Incense burner

Glazed earthenware.
3 x 4 x 4 in. (7.6 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)

$2,000 - 3,000 

Contact Specialist

Benjamin Green
Associate Specialist, Design
Head of Sale, Design
+1 917 207 9090

Design: Online Auction

22 - 29 February 2024