Amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, museums, galleries, and auction houses have temporarily closed their doors to the public, and many exhibitions have been postponed for weeks until the lifting of a government-ordered shut down to stem the spread of the pandemic. But Chicago based Wright (and its New York/New Jersey-partner Rago, with which it merged business operations in 2019) will proceed with its much anticipated April 2nd auction of "Important Italian Glass," with individual estimates up to half a million dollars and rarely seen works by Carlo Scarpa, Nicolò Barovier, Tomaso Buzzi, and Ercole Barovier, among the more than 100 works available for sale.
He further explained that though the online auction will be taking place in real time, all elements [of the sale] are produced remotely so everyone is safe during this time."
The April 2nd "Important Italian Glass" auction features more than 130 works created by Murano’s master glass blowers and designers.The auction features remarkably rare examples never before seen on the market and includes works by:
Rago/Wright is one of the industry's leading auction houses, and specializes in 20th century art and design. For more information, please visit their website. Previews are available by appointment by calling 312 563 0020, or emailing:
Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.