Art Deco | March 30, 2017 at 12:00 PM PDT (#O3)


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Auction ID: #O3

Auction Date: 03/30/2017
Auction Time: 12:00 PM PDT

# of Items: 20

About this auction

“There was going to be no more poverty, no more ignorance, no more disease. Art Deco reflected that confidence, vigor and optimism by using symbols of progress, speed and power.” -Robert McGregor

BNO is thrilled to present its Art Deco Auction, featuring a carefully curated selection of works that celebrate this popular style, including jewelry, sculpture, photography, posters, and fine art/serigraphs.

Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. It became popular in the 1920s and 1930s, and influenced the design of buildings, furniture, jewelry, fashion, cars, movie theaters, trains, ocean liners, and everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners. It combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.

Art Deco was a pastiche of many different styles, sometimes contradictory, united by a desire to be modern. From its outset, Art Deco was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism; the bright colors of Fauvism and of the Ballets Russes; and the updated craftsmanship of the furniture of the eras of Louis Philippe and Louis XVI; and by the exotic styles of China and Japan, India, Persia, ancient Egypt and Maya art. It featured rare and expensive materials such as ebony and ivory, as well as exquisite craftsmanship. The Chrysler Building and other skyscrapers of New York were the most visible monuments of the new style. The style came to an end with the beginning World War II.

Artists in this auction include art, sculpture and jewelry from: Tamara de Lempicka, Von Allen, George Hurrell, David Edward Byrd and Abby Modell


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