A few extremely important Frank Lloyd Wright-related items are set to be auctioned off in the coming weeks. The Swann Auction Galleries has a rare original 1927 drawing for a proposed cover design for Liberty Magazine. The Wright Auction house (no relation to Frank) has three items of note: An original Imperial Hotel chair, a section of decorative frieze from the Dana House, and an original chandelier from the Adelman House in Phoenix.
It's a real shame this chandelier is no longer in the house it belongs to (apparently it was sold by an owner at some point in a private sale). Perhaps it can find its way back home...but at a $30,000 - $50,000 auction estimate, that's not likely. Follow the links above to see all the items.
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Heads up! Don't miss "A Night with Wright and Ware" on Thursday, May 23, 6 to 8 p.m. It's the opportunity to view Frank Lloyd Wright's stunning Arthur Heurtley House, which is featured in Chris Ware's graphic poster that he designed for the Historical Society. Tour the home, enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres, and meet Oak Parker Chris Ware. Click here to order tickets.
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I thought PrairieMod readers would enjoy seeing a book plate designed for the library of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Rayward-Shepherd House (aka "Tirranna") that was in a book I recently picked up. I believe it depicts the entry gate from the house in graphic style. Anyone else have a Wright-related book plate to share?
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For those readers who could not make this year's Wright Plus Housewalk (which took place Saturday May 18, 2013) then you're in luck, the Forest Park Patch will be highlighting houses from the walk all this week. As a start, read about the Goodrich House (an early Wright design) here.
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To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and the 40th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, which owns and operates the Home and Studio, 2014 is designated as the Legacy Year.
To mark the Legacy Year, the Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk in Oak Park, Ill. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 will be an “All Wright” event featuring eight private homes and three public buildings all designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. More after the jump...
The Wall Street Journal reports that there are 20 Frank Lloyd Wright homes for sale across the country--with some are available at a markdown. However, owning an architectural work of art comes with some significant drawbacks if you're not ready for it. Read more here.
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