Collection by Erika Heet

Modernism Show

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The 2011 Modernism Show, held in the cavernous Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport, brought both rarities and new interpretations within the category. From works by Gio Ponti and the Lalannes to new pieces by emerging artists created over the last 10 years, the stock again exemplified the dealers’ ability to constantly renew the parameters of modernism.

After first attempting to display this 1950 Gio Ponti silver service for eight on his booth’s dining table and finding...
Downtown displayed a cache of circa 1956 chairs by Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier’s less-famous cousin, made for the...
Front and center at Dragonette was one of an edition of eight Hosta chairs by Claude Lalanne, named for the plant and...
Show newcomer Ma(i)sonry, out of Napa Valley, brought a contemporary Stingray rocker by Thomas Pedersen.
At Grain’s booth, rugs by Karen Kimmel made between 1999 and 2001 in collaboration with Oakland’s Creative Growth...
Adesso filled a corner with a 1950s jacaranda desk by Joaquim Tenreiro, a 1950s Louis Kalff table lamp and a Kalmar...
At NOHO Modern, new work by Brussels-born, Los Angeles–based Jean Claude Wouters, who photographs, then paints on, then...
The focal point at Dallas-based Sally Rosen 20th Century Collections was a leather-topped Alessandro Mendini/Zanotta...
Sputnik Modern, also out of Dallas, showed a pair of signed, numbered and very heavyweight 1970s Scaccomatto chess...
Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) displayed a 1997 Steven Litchfield chair created as an homage to Marcel Duchamp’s...
From Albuquerque-based Palette Contemporary Art and Craft, a 1952 Crosley white dashboard radio.
Reform Gallery dedicated its entire booth to industrial designer Paul McCobb’s mid-century Planner Group furniture.
A 1958 BMW motorcycle with a Steib sidecar, from the Steve McQueen motorcycle auction, at Off the Wall Antiques.
Jewelry designer Curtis Jeré made this copper wall sculpture in the 1970s, from Route 66 West in Palm Springs.
At Fat Chance, a six-foot-tall sculpture created by Tony Duquette in the 1990s from one of his 1970s brooch designs.
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