Christie’s to auction The Steven A. Greenberg Collection, Masterpieces of French Art Deco

Christie’s to auction The Steven A. Greenberg Collection, Masterpieces of French Art Deco on December 12 and 13, 2012, in an evening and day sale.

This museum-quality collection chronicles a unique chapter in the history of 20th Century design, focusing in depth on some of the most distinguished artists associated with the historic Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in 1925 – Jean Dunand, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, and Jean Dupas. Two important lacquer screens by Eileen Gray, perfect complements in their rarity and stature to the works of these artists, constitute another key facet of Steven Greenberg’s collection. With approximately 210 lots, the sale is expected to realize in excess of $15 million.

Steven A. Greenberg was a genuine connoisseur whose passion for the subject was sparked in the 1970s when he bought his first pieces on a trip to Paris. He applied himself with energy, focus and determination to create a superb collection that celebrated both the sophisticated style and the meticulous craftsmanship of great French Art Deco. And he did so from an American perspective, appreciating the influence of the great French artists on American design. His office was situated for many years in the Art Deco styled Rockefeller Center.

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