Bid Online for Rediscovered Hugh Ferriss Rendering of Chrysler Building Proxibid, a premier provider of live Internet auction broadcasting services, today announced that a rediscovered rendering of the Chrysler Building in New York City by world-renowned artist and archit
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Proxibid, a premier provider of live Internet auction broadcasting services, today announced that a rediscovered rendering of the Chrysler Building in New York City by world-renowned artist and architect Hugh Ferriss will be for sale at auction January 27th on the Proxibid Web site. The live auction will be managed by John Farkas and Connie Rose of Antiques and Estate Auctioneers, based in Wellington, OH.
The recently rediscovered print measures 38.5” by 16,” and is signed and dated with the signatures of W.P. Chrysler, William Van Alen, Frank B. Rogers, Louis M. Watson, Harry Gold and Stanley H. Ross. This print appears to be a previously undiscovered gem. It actually depicts Ferriss’ vision of the building just prior to its completion.
“This is a very rare opportunity for the high bidder on this unique item to join the select few who actually own a Hugh Ferriss rendering,” said John Farkas. “We are excited to be able to offer this historic item for bid at our live auction as well as online. Offering this auction in both formats ensures that everyone who is interested in bidding on this piece of history can do so.”
Hugh Ferriss was trained as an architect at Washington University in St. Louis. He was very talented in the field, but early in his career discovered that he preferred to create architectural renderings of other architect’s works, rather than designing his own buildings. His skill as an architect and his artistic talents as a delineator of architectural design soon led him to become an extremely sought after freelance artist and architectural illustrator. Ferriss is noted as having been the delineator for many famous buildings, including: the Woolworth Building in New York City, the Chicago Tribune Tower, The Chicago Board of Trade Building, and the Radiator Building in New York City. The vast majority of Ferriss’ works are housed in museum collections, such as the large collection held by Columbia University, making this auction even more exciting for collectors around the globe.
“We are thrilled to be working with Antiques and Estate Auctioneers to offer this auction to online bidders,” said Bruce Hoberman, CEO of Proxibid. “Proxibid is pleased to be able to bring this caliber of artwork to our online bidding community. Bidders from around the world will have the chance to own a piece of history, thanks to Proxibid.”
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