Christie – Auction Block

Christie – Auction Block – Brief Article

Vanessa Silberman

A Frank Lloyd Wright lamp recently sold at Christie’s for nearly $2 million after less than a minute of furious bidding. One of the four losing bidders was an anonymous collector who planned to buy the lamp in order to return it to the 1903 Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, Ill., (now a museum) for which it was specifically designed. The price was more than double the record for any Wright design, setting a new world auction record for the artist and the second highest price at auction for any work of 20th-century decorative arts.

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