Comedian Jackie Gleason was a huge UFO buff, even going so far as to build his upstate New York house in the shape of a flying saucer. Years later he claimed that President Nixon took him to Homestead Air Force Base in Florida and showed him the bodies of dead extraterrestrials who had landed on earth.

I Knew Jim Knew, Jim Walrod

Rad Light at Patrick Parrish Gallery

These lamps were in no way meant to be utilitarian. They were mass produced as expressions of art by the most innovative designers working at the time and were beautiful objects. Just don't try to read a book by them!

Jim Walrod on Rad Light

Ettore Sottsass 1917–2007

Ettore Sottsass is one of the most significant designers and architects of the late 20th Century, his bold and colorful, Post Modern aesthetic enlivening objects, furniture and interiors and influencing design around the world. Born in Innsbruck, Austria in 1917, Sottsass and his family moved to Turin, Italy in 1929 so he could study architecture at the Politecnico di Turino. He graduated with a degree in architecture in 1939 but he was called to serve the Italian army during World War II and he spent most of the war in a concentration camp. Upon his return in 1945, he worked for his father, Ettore Sottsass senior, an architect practicing in Turin, before relocating to Milan to curate a craft exhibition at the 1946 Triennale.

Auction Results Ettore Sottsass

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