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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Modern Views: A Project To Benefit The Farnsworth House And Glass House

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is pleased to announce that 100 works donated to the Modern Views project to benefit Mies van der Rohe’s 1951 Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois and Philip Johnson’s 1949 Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut will be sold at Sotheby’s.

One hundred of the world’s greatest architects, artists and designers have contributed their work, a selection of which will be sold at auction on September 16th in Chicago, with the main collection being sold at Sotheby’s on October 6th 2010 in New York.

Among the works to be auctioned are examples of leading artists and architects of the 20th century as well as emerging and leading contemporary artists of the 21st century including -David Adjaye, Asymptote,Tadao Ando, Maarten Baas, Constantin Boym, Vija Celmins, Zaha Hadid, Fritz Haeg, Claes Oldenburg +Coosje van Bruggen, Sheila Hicks, Dirk Lohan, Gary Hilderbrand, Ronald A. Krueck, Richard Meier, Tashiko Mori, Robert Morris, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Ken Price, Ed Ruscha, James Rosenquist, David Salle, Paula Scher, Frank Stella, Al Taylor, James Welling, and Richard Woods.

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