Collecting is a way of life for Michael and Gabrielle Boyd.
The Boyds have amassed a collection that is unparalleled in scope and breadth encompassing everything from modern masterpieces and art to everyday furnishings, objects and books. On November 8th and 9th, Wright presents more than 600 works from their exceptional collection at auction.

Eileen Gray  Rare and Important Stool for Tempe a Pailla  $500,000–700,000

I. Masterworks  8 November 2018

Michael and Gabrielle Boyd collect modern masterpieces by the most influential artists, architects and designers of the 20th century. This sale includes rare works, items of historical importance and works with exceptional provenance by Eileen Gray, Gerrit Rietveld, Tony Smith, Pierre Chareau, J.J.P. Oud, Walter Gropius, Donald Judd, Ed Ruscha, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Man Ray, Oscar Niemeyer and more.

Works by Donald Judd and Pierre Chareau in the home of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd.

II. Room 10  8 November 2018

A room from École de Dieulouard is among the incredible masterworks from the Boyd's Collection. This complete, demountable structure, was designed by Jean Prouvé in 1952–1953 and is one of four rooms that were disassembled and sold in 2012. 

This architectural masterpiece has been reconstructed in our Chicago gallery and it will be featured in a dedicated catalog alongside detailed drawings, essays and more. 

Jean Prouvé  Room 10 from École de Dieulouard  $500,000–700,000

III. Life of Design  8 November 2018

Michael and Gabrielle Boyd live a life surrounded by interesting objects, furniture and art. Their discerning eye and unique aesthetic extends to nearly every aspect of living, from their extensive library and interior furnishings to their hobbies and interests. This extraordinary sale features everything from mid-century designs by Le Corbusier and Charles and Ray Eames to collections of skateboards, motorcycle helmets, guitars and amplifiers. 

IV. Word + Image  9 November 2018

Another facet of the Boyd’s fascinating collection is their acquisition of knowledge and their impressive library. Word + Image features nearly 300 lots and over 2500 books, posters, photographs and more. From surveys on architecture, art and film to posters and advertisements featuring Bridgette Bardot, Biggie and Tupac, or artists such as Ellsworth Kelly or Frank Stella, this sale touches on many of the 20th century’s greatest cultural moments. 


Works by Man Ray $30,000–40,000 each

International Style: The Boyd Collection

For more information about
these sales, please contact

312 563 0020
sales@wright20.com

Preview
1 – 8 November 2018
10 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday
12 – 4 pm Saturday

Auctions
8 & 9 November 2018
10 am central

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