“The Bauhaus Meets Mad Men” – Postwar Design by Franz Ehrlich Goes Under the Hammer Saturday, Feb. 5 The Cold War is Collectible: Postwar furniture by Franz Ehrlich rescued from an East Berlin apartment two years ago will go under the hammer this Saturday, February 5, 2011 in Lambertville, NJ.
exhibit at the Bauhaus in Dessau in 2008, called “Franz Ehrlich – The Moderate Functionalist.”
A later exhibit at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp memorial documented his work and involvement in the resistance while he was imprisoned there. Furniture by Ehrlich is in the collection of the German Historic Museum in Berlin and a few other institutions, but seldom comes onto the market.
The Museum of Modern Art in New York showcased the Bauhaus in an exhibit entitled, “Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity,” which ran through the end of January 2010.
The Rago Modern Auction begins at noon, Saturday, February 5 at the Rago Auction Center Annex, 204 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Phone (609) 397-9374. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Preview January 29-February 2 Noon to 5:00 PM. February 3 Noon to 7:00 PM. Doors open at 9:00 AM February 4 and 5.
For more information about the Ehrlich, Czech and East German items, contact Authentics. Phone (215) 991-9892. Email email@example.com. For information about the auction, on-site bidding, online bidding and other questions, contact Rago Auction Center.
Located one hour from Manhattan and Philadelphia, Lambertville is known as the Antiques Capitol of New Jersey, and is a top destination for antiques buffs, collectors, interior designers, dealers, set designers and artists.
Authentics is located at The People’s Store, Lambertville’s landmark antiques center, with over 40 dealers offering antique furniture, decorative arts, vintage, art and modern design.
Note: This information is furnished by the consigner Authentics, and is the sole responsibility of Authentics.