Sélavy at Sotheby’s
This week we are sharing a current auction that caught our eye. Sélavy by Di Donna and Sotheby’s are have announced a joint selling exhibition at the Sotheby’s gallery in Palm Beach. This is the first collaboration between Sotheby’s and Sélavy by Di Donna, a shoppable online salon of art and design with a storefront window in Southampton, founded last year by Christina Floyd Di Donna and Emmanuel Di Donna.
The Sélavy at Sotheby’s Palm Beach salon is available to explore and shop instantly online and in person at Sotheby’s gallery at The Royal Poinciana Plaza from February 13 to March 5, 2021. The online catalogue shares some beautiful imagery of some well known classics and more contemporary finds.
We love these sculptural stoneware sculptures by John Born. Born is a ceramicist and founder of Humble Matter in Brooklyn, New York. Born’s aesthetic exhibits both a timeless and contemporary dimension, finding echoes in ancient Cycladic forms and modernist sculpture.
The philosophy behind Humble Matter, and Born’s practice in particular, centres on the notion that ceramics “not only serve as functional pieces but as talismans that ground us in the magic of everyday rituals in an increasingly dehumanised and digitised world.”
The winter residency at the Sotheby’s gallery is a homecoming for Sélavy co-founder Christina Floyd Di Donna, who was raised in Florida and who, along with her husband, Emmanuel Di Donna, began her career at Sotheby’s.
“I am delighted to bring Sélavy to the Palm Beach collecting community, and I am very excited for my friends, as well as the local art and design enthusiasts, to discover the unexpected combinations that are the hallmark of Sélavy,” said Christina Floyd Di Donna.
Another piece by Jean (Hans) Arp, Constellation is a bronze piece made in 1938 priced at €180,000
The croissant chair, chosen by us almost entirely for it’s name (!) is by Rogan Gregory and is priced at $36,000.
Above, John Born stoneware and birch side table above along side a Claude Conover Caak Pot from 1975.
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All images c/o Sotheby’s – Nicky’s World – February 2021