Thrilling Results at YSL-Bergé Sale

Editorial Staff Opinion

Attending the historic three-day series of sales of the collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé was always going to be an extraordinary experience.  And it was. Imagine queues lasting five hours for the public preview, which saw over 30,000 people waiting to get in.  In the rain.  Imagine holding a huge sale with an audience of 1500 under …

Eileen Gray Designs Poised to Set Auction Records

Editorial Staff Furniture & Decorative Arts

While the most iconic designs by Eileen Gray (1878-1976) are those that have been reproduced for decades—the black lacquer brick screen in MoMA’s collection or the circular chrome side table presently offered by Design Within Reach—the idiosyncratic architect and designer was also responsible for other unique and visionary examples of modernist design. Today, as part of the sale of the …

Rare Lincoln Speech to be Auctioned

Editorial Staff Art

On November 10, 1864, two days after northern citizens reelected him, President Abraham Lincoln addressed some 1,500 late—night supporters gathered outside the White House. Standing at the window over the north portico, Lincoln spoke from carefully prepared notes about the wartime turmoil that had “brought our republic to a severe test” and nearly jeopardized the national election itself. Although the …