Bid on These Pieces at the Living Contemporary Art Auction
The preview for an art auction this week revealed five items for your collection. Even if you collect fake nipples.
By Jason Foumberg
April 22, 2013, 4:30 pm
Photos: Courtesy of wright20.com
The Tatlin Diamond sofa by Mario Cananzi and Roberto Semprini.
There are some hidden treasures and potential bargains in the Living Contemporary sale. That's true even if you’re not in the market (or the mood) to purchase a Tatlin sofa upholstered with Swarovski crystals (lot 147, estimate $10,000–$15,000; pictured above).
This spring, Living Contemporary features 325 art and decorative objects, some of which can be yours if you play your game right on auction day. That sale begins on April 25 at noon. But going on from now until then, there's a preview on view now at the Wright auction house in the West Loop.
Wright’s massive showroom is open to the public. You could call it the Museum of Random Contemporary Art and Design. The auction preview, which is free to attend, is the most unexpected (and temporary) exhibition of art and high-end design you’ll see in Chicago.
It’s like digging through an art collector’s closet. Below, I’ve highlighted several objects of desire from the preview and the forthcoming sale—along with reasons why it might be a prime time to buy them.