Wright presents a curated selection of modern art and design from the collection of the late architectural photographer, John M. Hall. Tucked into an intimate Manhattan apartment, Hall's subtle, refined collection shows the ease with which iconic 20th century designs were meant to be lived with.

I’m rather classically oriented. I learned to look at the world in black and white and that was a lot about form, space and line.

John M. Hall

 

The Collection of John M. Hall

John M. Hall was an architectural photographer for publications including New York Times Magazine, Elle Decor and Architectural Digest. He saw his work as "telling the story" of what architects built and his process was to "go from the overall to the details," with a keen eye for the subtleties of line, form and shadow. Hall lived with art and design that reflected his refined sensibilities: simple, livable furniture by Eames, Knoll and Aalto, the clean lines and smooth surfaces of 1930s Streamlined Moderne lamps, china and glassware and minimalist works on paper by Robert Mangold and Richard Serra.

 

It’s like writing a good sentence; you need to have it as clean and clear and simple as possible. To see something that is very refined, very special — it excites you.

John M. Hall

The Collection of John M. Hall

Auction / Chicago
10 September 2020
11 am central

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