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Strong art market yields record prices from international bidders in Florsheim/Goldberg: An Extended Conversation. Sales total $1,647,132
90% sold by lot
96% sold by value
Lillian Florsheim
Lillian Florsheim
The Artist
Lillian’s artistic production took place late in her life; she began studying art in the late 1940s in her fifties and she continued to work until her eighties. She began with painting courses taught by Rudolph Weisenborn and George Buehle, both in Chicago. After viewing a work by Max Bill at the Art Institute of Chicago she became more interested in abstract work...
Bertrand Goldberg
Bertrand Goldberg
The Architect
One of several Americans who studied at the Bauhaus, Bertrand Goldberg is unique for his extensive and productive architectural career that spanned from the 1930s into the 1990s. Born in Chicago, Goldberg first went to Harvard before going to study at the Bauhaus in Germany, working briefly in the small office of Mies van der Rohe in Berlin. After returning to Chicago, he started his own firm in 1937...
Maxims de Paris
Maxim's de Paris
The Goldberg family brought the famed Maxim’s de Paris to Chicago in the early 1960s, introducing haute-cuisine, in what had been to date a steak and martini town...