Los Angeles, CA— June continues to be a busy month at Moran’s. On June 25th, 2024, at 10:00am PDT, John Moran Auctioneers will be presenting ReDesigned, their third auction this month! Featuring more than 300 lots, this sale has an exciting and eclectic collection of styles and genres from Mid-Century, Postmodern, Hollywood Glamor, Hollywood Regency, 70’s Chic Revival, and Industrial—an interior designer’s dream! Offerings include a fine collection of art glass, multiples, oil paintings and sculptures. Highlighted artists are Eyvind Earle, Romain (Erté) de Tirtoff, Sam Francis, LeRoy Neiman, Joan Miro, Tarmo Pasto, and Kelly “Risk” Graval. Esteemed designers like Christian Liaigre, Philippe Starck, Hans Wegner, Isamu Noguchi, and Tobia Scarpa are featured. Rounding out this must-see auction is a Wurlitzer “Bubble” jukebox and lot 1317, Chris Hemsworth’s People’s Choice Award!  

Lot 1063: Bjorn Rye (1942-1998), River Scene $3,000-5,000

Lot 1063: Bjorn Rye (1942-1998), River Scene $3,000-5,000

Definitely the standout of the sale is the Wurlitzer model 1015 “Bubbler” 78 rpm jukebox. Manufactured by The Randolph Wurlitzer Company and designed in 1946 by Paul Fuller, this jukebox, lot 1180, has 24 playable selections for 78 rpm vinyl records and features upper bubble tubes and opposed color wheel tubes. Standing at 59” H, this blast from the past comes with an estimate of $6,000-8,000.
  
Among the eye-catching selection is an impressive variety of fine art. Leading the category, a work by the Californian artist, Bjorn Rye (1942-1998). An example of his landscapes, for which he is most known, is lot 1063, River Scene, estimated $3,000-5,000. Other works include Curt Walter’s “Beach at Puerto Vallarta”, lot 1210, valued at $2,000-3,000, “The Lavendar Church” by Eyvind Earle, lot 1028, estimated $1,000-2,000, and with a $1,000-2,000 estimate, lot 1179, a striking work by Kelly “RISK” Graval titled, “Measure Up”—comprised of rulers, neon lights, and spray paint.

Lot 1099: An Andrew Martin

Lot 1099: An Andrew Martin "Barbarossa" armchair $1,000-2,000

This sale is filled with interesting and unique decorative items that will liven up any space—such as a “Haas Monster” porcelain incense burner (the smoke comes out of the monster’s horns!) by the Haas Brothers, lot 1076, estimated $1,000-2,000. There will also be a lovely midcentury Japanese ikebana basket by Kadota Niko, lot 1134, valued at $700-900, a Kathryn McCoy large quartz bowl, lot 1072, estimated $700-900, and lot 1144 is a contemporary blue “Bubble” glass vase by Arik Levy, having a $500-700 estimate.
  
Collectors will be drawn in by the fine and decorative art but are sure to stay for the furniture! A favorite is the stylish Andrew Martin “Barbarossa” armchair, lot 1099. Estimated $1,000-2,000, the chromed metal geometric lounge chair comes with brown leather back and seat cushions. Need more seating? Go with lot 1215, the “RAYN” sectional sofa by Philippe Starck for Dedon. Designed in 2015, and estimated $700-900, this sofa has white powder coated metal for the frame, armrests, and feet, features pale ecru vinyl ribbons woven in a horizontal pattern with light blue fabric seat and back cushions, and even comes with seven throw pillows! There will also be a midcentury “Andre” coffee table for Knoll by Afra & Tobia Scarpa, lot 1083, estimated $600-800.
  
To view the sale and register to bid, go to www.johnmoran.com. 

— Brenda Smith, John Moran Auctioneers 

“Definitely the standout of the sale is the Wurlitzer model 1015 “Bubbler” 78 rpm jukebox. Manufactured by The Randolph Wurlitzer Company and designed in 1946 by Paul Fuller, this jukebox, lot 1180, has 24 playable selections for 78 rpm vinyl records and features upper bubble tubes and opposed color wheel tubes. ”
Lot 1180: A Wurlitzer model 1015

Raimonds Staprans (b. 1926), "Blue Skies, Red Paint" $100,000-200,000

Upcoming Auctions

John Moran Auctioneers is continuing their 2024 lineup with the Modern + Contemporary Fine Art auction, Tuesday, June 11th, followed by the ReDesigned sale, Tuesday, June 25th, 2024. Be sure to mark your calendars for these upcoming auctions so you don’t miss out on the action, and the treasures!      
  
Modern + Contemporary Fine Art: Tuesday, June 11th | 12:00 pm PDT 
ReDesigned: Tuesday, June 25th | 10:00 am PDT 
Traditional Collector: Tuesday, July 30th | 12:00 pm PDT  
Art + Design: Tuesday, August 13th | 12:00 pm PDT  
Fine Jewelry & Timepieces: Tuesday, September 17th | 12:00 pm PDT  
 
For upcoming highlights, online catalogues, and more information on these sales, visit Moran’s website: www.johnmoran.com and follow us on social media: @johnmoran_auctioneers. Along with our website, bidding is now available online via Moran’s new mobile app, Moran Mobile, available on both iOS and Android operating systems. You may also choose to bid by phone or absentee.        
 
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