Thursday May 22, 2014 | by Paulina Switniewska

Upcoming Bonhams auction will include many notable glass works from the Koteen’s collection

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As part of Bonhams upcoming 20th Century Decorative Arts auction on June 10th, 2014, there will be a number of significant works in glass from the collection of the late Sherley and Bernard Koteen, prominent Washington D.C.-area art patrons, collectors and board members of the James Renwick Alliance who died within a week of one another in February 2013. Starting at 1 P.M. at Bonhams' New York location on Madison Avenue, works by Judy Kensley McKie, Michael Lucero, Therman Statom, Ruth Duckworth, Rudy Autio, Betty Woodman, Albert Paley, and Dante Marioni will be coming up for bid. Mark Peiser’s paperweight glass vase, titled, Oak and Spanish Moss, will be up for sale at an estimated value of $12,000-18,000. Also present amongst those artists will be several pieces by Dale Chihuly from his Macchia series of glass vessels.

Of special interest are a number of sculptures by renowned glass artist William Morris, among them the multi-media piece Trophy Panel (valued at $200,000-250,000), and the multi-object Suspended Artifact: Baleen and Walrus Tusk (with an estimate between $70,000 and 90,000), and Laibon Man of the "Man Adorned" series (valued at $60,000-90,000). Bonham’s Director of 20th Century Decorative Arts Frank Maraschiello told the GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet that all eyes would be on the Morris work. “Following on the heels of what we did last June, we’re setting new records for William Morris pieces, including a major piece last December,” said Maraschiello. “We’ve gotten a good half-dozen strong lots of Morris for sale.”


20th Century Decorative Arts Auction
June 10, 2014, starting at 1 PM
580 Madison Avenue, New York, NY   10022
Tel. 212.644.9001

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