WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
 
Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Show translation options

Lot 533: LE CORBUSIER New York.

OLD MASTER THROUGH MODERN PRINTS

by Swann Auction Galleries

November 3, 2016

New York, NY, USA

Live Auction
Sold
Looking for the realized and estimated price?

Description: LE CORBUSIER
New York.

Etching, 1946. 90x140 mm; 3 1/2x5 1/2 inches, full margins. Signed, inscribed "ep. 1" and numbered 10/20 in pencil, lower margin. Dedicated to "Serge Wolf amicalement en souvenir de mon calvaire . . . Dec. '46 New York" in pencil, extreme lower left. A superb impression of this extremely scarce, early etching.

Serge Wolff was the Assistant to Glenn E. Bennett, Executive Officer of the United Nations Headquarters Planning Office, New York. Le Corbusier was in New York during the late 1940s, hammering out the final design plan for the UN Headquarters. His scheme was eventually combined with the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer's, under some duress, which accounts for Le Corbusier's dedication to Wolff "de mon calvaire" ("from my Calvary"), for what is the UN Headquarters today.

Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)