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Contemporary + Modern

ART & DESIGN | Jan. 26 – Feb 10




Local pick up is at the Circle Auction office:

901 Woodswether Road, Kansas City, MO 64105
Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm.

Please bring a photo ID. Please fill out our winning bidder release form prior to picking up your item. 




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Circle Auction is proud to offer this unique and exciting assortment of modern design and contemporary art, assembled from various collections in Kansas City and around the region.

Headlining the modern design is a rare and impressive 1972 Paul Evans Studio sculpted bronze cabinet (read our article about it here). The line-up of furniture includes many of the 20th century’s greatest icons: an Eames lounge chair, Eero Saarinen’s Womb chair, a pair of Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chairs, Alvar Aalto’s Paimio chair, Harry Bertoia’s Bird chair, and an Isamu Noguchi coffee table. Explore a wide variety of American designs by Adrian Pearsall, George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Warren Platner, Milo Baughman, Paul McCobb, and Harvey Probber, and Danish modern designs by Ib Kofod-Larsen, Kai Kristiansen, Niels Koefoed, Erik Buch, and Sven Ellekaer. Decorative arts include a large screen of Higgins glass Rondelays, as well as lamps, rugs, and assorted objects.

Highlighting the contemporary and modern art is a 2003 suite of Allan McCollum graphite works entitled “The Recognizable Image Drawings,” as well as two iconic Edward Weston photographs, “Pepper #30” and “Two Shells.” Among the prints and multiples are works by Sol Lewitt, Robert Rauschenberg, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Joel-Peter Witkin, Roger Shimomura, William Wiley, Peter Max, Victor Vasarely, Yaacov Agam, John Buck, Sabra Field, and Leonard Baskin. Unique works by Moses Soyer, Val Bertoia, Wilbur Niewald, Dean Mitchell, Guy Anderson, Akio Takamori, Barbara Frets, Noel Rockmore, Paolo Soleri, Warren Rosser, Rita Blitt, Pascal Cucaro, and Michael Ott. Selections from the estates of painters Nick Vaccaro and Marleen Gold and photographer John Gutowksi.

Open House Auction Preview:

Thursday Feb. 8th 10am-8pm

Friday Feb. 9th 10am-8pm

Wine and cocktails from 4pm-8pm.

901 Woodswether Rd. Kansas City, MO 64105

Auction Highlight:

Included in Modern + Contemporary is a pair of Edward Weston gelatin silver photograph prints: Pepper #30 and Two Shells. Both pencil-signed by Cole Weston with the “Negative by Edward Weston” estate stamp to the reverse.

These are two of the more iconic Weston images with examples in the permanent collections of the MOMA, Tate Modern, and The Getty. 

View Weston’s. 

Auction Highlight:

Allan McCollum graphite on paper, suite of 24 images – Kansas and Missouri counties along state line. 

Explore the suite here.

Allan McCollum artist graphite suit sold by Circle Auction

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