MODERN MADE | Modern Art & Post-War Design
Lyon & Turnbull’s next edition of MODERN MADE: Modern Art & Post-War Design, led by specialist Philip Smith, will feature a great range of Modern art and design.
The aim of Modern Made is to act as a showcase for the best of Modern Art across multiple disciplines including paintings, works on paper, design, and contemporary and studio glass and ceramics. By presenting a carefully curated display of works that reflect the creativity, interconnectedness, and importance of all the mediums in the 20th & 21st Centuries, it allows for reciprocal links and integral questions to be posed and examined.
At the heart of this idea are the connections between different artists in various mediums. Art education in the mid-20th Century encouraged hands-on learning across differing disciplines, influenced by educational principles forged at the Bauhaus in the early decades of the century that reached Britain and America by the 1930s. In Britain, whether at the Royal College of Art, Central School, or Camberwell School of Arts, for example, it was often the case that students attended lectures together, socialised and exchanged work, only towards the end of the day separating into their independent specialities.
The current edition of Modern Made is perhaps the most exciting so far and features at its core important collections of studio and contemporary glass, Italian design, and Modern British Art. Comprising two significant collections, the selection of post-war glass traverses the history of the movement and includes works by some of the most significant international figures in the school including Fulvio Bianconi, Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, Toots Zynsky, Yoichi Ohira, William Morris, and Massimo Micheluzzi. The array of techniques and colours is sure to provide a feast for the eyes.
Works by Gio Ponti, Ico Parisi and Pietra Chiesa highlight the diversity, creativity and innovation in Italian design practices in the pre-and post-war years. Significant sculptures by Leon Underwood, Lynn Chadwick, Robert Adams, Robert Clatworthy, and Elizabeth Frink reflect important and significant changes in Modern British Sculpture. Other collections to be featured in the auction and exhibition include a charming collection of works by Mary Fedden and Julian Trevelyan.
MODERN MADE | Modern Art & Post-War Design is part of Lyon & Turnbull’s April DESIGN series at the Mall Galleries.
Part of Lyon & Turnbull’s MODERN MADE DESIGN series at Mall Galleries
Auction Friday 30 April, 10am – Live Online Auction – No in-room bidding permitted