Glass Sculptures, Furniture, and Decorative Art Will Lead Akiba Antiques Sale

Published November 4th, 2020 by Akiba Galleries

“What I have always been involved in is human rights, the human struggle and the freedom of speech,” dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has said about his work. “If one person defends it, it benefits everybody.” Known for his outspoken criticism of oppressive governments, Ai has spent a career challenging power structures. In 2019, Ai drew upon his ongoing Study of Perspective photographic series to create 100 limited-edition colored Murano glass sculptures. One of those glass pieces will come to auction in Akiba Antiques’ upcoming Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide sale. Several other notable glassworks will be available, including face sculptures from Italian glassmaker Giuliano Tosi. The Modernist artist’s clients have included the Pope, Julia Roberts, David Beckman, and others.

Furniture collectors can consider a classic Charles and Ray Eames chair and ottoman set in this event. This piece was crafted by Herman Miller, Inc., the American production company that continues to make Eames furniture. It is composed of black leather and Brazilian rosewood. Also notable is a pair of Chinese carved chairs with stone inlay seats, Loetz iridescent vases, and a selection of vintage wristwatches. Find the full catalog and register to bid on LiveAuctioneers.

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