Estate collections with American Craft, 20th Century Art + Design

Saturday, March 31, 2018
2018-03-31T11:00:00+00:00 2018-03-31T12:00:00+00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Estate collections with American Craft, 20th Century Art + Design 2764 East 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220 Ripley Auctions
Time: 11:00 am
Location: 2764 East 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220
More Info: 317-251-5635

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Featuring a monumental work with provenance by renown Saturday Evening Post illustrator, John Philip Falter, (American, 1910-1982).

with special collections from the estate of Ruben Eshkanian, (Armenian American, 1936-2016), an esteemed Knoll textile designer (1960s), art historian, Cranbrook graduate, and Philadelphia College of Art professor
American wood craft and 20th Century studio ceramics by Ed Moulthrop, Toshiko Takaezu, Rose Cabat, Clyde Burt, Melvin Lindquist, John Ward, Bennett Bean, Dorothy Feibleman, Edwin & Mary Sheier, Karl Martz, Jack Earl, Paul Soldner, Tim Mather, Wayne Higby, Richard DeVore, Don Reitz, Rudolf Staffel, Karen Karnes, and more.
Eshkanian collections include a portrait of himself by Lennart Anderson,  (American, 1928-2015), iconic MCM & Early American furniture, Italian master works, coptic & historical textiles, Asian art, sterling silver including Tiffany, Cartier, Allan Adler, and Buccellati service for 12.
Indiana artists include a collection of six early works by Harry Davis and an Otto Stark landscape.

Catalog preview is now available online. Items will be continuously added until day of sale.

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Eshkanian served for many years as Chairman of the Fibers Department at the Philadelphia College of Art, was a visiting artist at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and in 1972 received the Outstanding Educator Award.  Ruben’s textile works were featured in many exhibitions between 1957-85 and are part of the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art.  He hand-dyed the intensely colored yarns used in his large- scale, labor-intensive weavings, whose compositions of stripes show influences from Nepalese and Latin American textiles.  His professional life in textile design included working with Russel Wright, Jack Lenor Larsen, Knoll, Thaibok, and Cohama Fabrics. His designs were reviewed in the New Yorker and the New York Times.