2015-06-26 10:04:33

New York – Christie’s is pleased to present Masterpieces Of Art Deco: The Marsha Miro Collection as part of its 20/21 Design sale, taking place on December 9 in New York. Marsha Miro was first drawn to Art Deco in the early 1980s. She stepped into this field at a fortuitous moment when great pieces were coming to market, very often for the first time from estates or from the heirs of the clients for whom they were originally made. Auctions in New York and in Europe, notably in Monte Carlo, brought forth masterful examples of the creativity of the great designers of this golden era. Miro brought to collecting the informed intelligence and the rigor that has marked her approach to life and underpinned her other roles, as Art Critic for the Detroit Free Press, as Architectural Historian at Cranbrook, the educational community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, that is a National Historic Landmark, and as Founding Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, where she is currently Board President. In building her collection, Miro found exemplary objects and furniture that were capable of holding their own within the context of the 20th century paintings and sculpture that she displayed in her home. The success of her effort can be measured in the exceptional character of the pieces within the collection, examples deserving of the epithet ‘masterpieces’, from artists including Edgar Brandt, Eugene Printz, Ernest Boiceau, Pierre Chareau, Jean Dunand, Pierre Legrain, and Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann.
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