Phillips de Pury & Company Announce The World of Muriel Brandolini Auction

Phillips de Pury & Company New York, announce ‘The World of Muriel Brandolini’, an interiors auction, on OCTOBER 21, 2011, 10AM, celebrating the life and work of decorator Muriel Brandolini. A blaze of color on the fall calendar, Brandolini’s sale will include works from her wide-ranging collection of decorative arts, contemporary design and fine art, as well as examples of her own signature line of furniture.

A devotee of eclecticism, Brandolini embraces many styles; works on offer will include 19th-century decorative arts, early 20th-century Viennese modernism, postwar Italian design, and limited edition works by contemporary mastersRon Arad,Martin SzekelyandPierre Charpin, among others. Acclaimed artistsYves Klein,Takis, andRoss Blecknerwill accompany rising starsMax SnowandOberto Gili.

The ‘Queen of Color’, Brandolini will splash her signature style across Phillips de Pury & Company’s walls. On this occasion, she will decorate a series of rooms at450 Park Avenue, the contents of which will be on the block at the end of the exhibition.

“Muriel’s energy is irrepressible—and catching. Her sale, and the events leading up to it, will be a bright spot this fall. It will be a unique opportunity to step inside her world, and linger there.” Alex Heminway, Director of Design,New York, Phillips de Pury & Company.

“My aim for this sale and exhibition is to transport people into my dream world. My hope is that they realize that there are no rules to follow and that a great design piece is great no matter the era or designer…what matters is its beauty and integrity.”Muriel Brandolini, Designer.

‘The World of Muriel Brandolini’ will coincide with Rizzoli’s publication of the same name and will offer for sale many works illustrated in her forthcoming book. Brandolini will host Rizzoli’s onlyNew York book signing at Phillips de Pury & Company from 6PM – 8PM, October 18.

Margaret Russell, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest, will moderate a panel discussion the following night, October 19. Participants includeMuriel Brandolini,Simon de Pury, andClémence Krzentowskiof Galerie Kreo,Paris, who will discuss the joys and challenges of collecting art and design.

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