Colin Gleadell did a little sleuthing on the Architect’s Eye collection that Christie’s announced this morning:
The description perfectly fits the work of Austrian architect, Harry Glück, who died 13 months ago aged 91. Amongst his earliest successes embodying these principles were the leafy, terraced apartment blocks, Alterlaa, built in Vienna between 1973 and 1986. From there it is not difficult to find images on the internet of Glück seated at home with three peaceful Giorgio Morandi still lives on the wall behind him – all in the sale.
Christie’s details some of the other works on offer from the collection:
Further highlights include Pablo Picasso’s Figure(1930, estimate: £3,000,000-5,000,000), a portrait that plays with form to give the face a sculptural quality reflected in Bacon’s deconstruction of human form in Three Studies for a Portrait. These are offered alongside Giorgio de Chirico’s rare and early, melancholic mannequin-figure portrait Testa di manichino (1916-17, estimate: £800,000-1,200,000), Fernand Léger’s visionary, machine-inspired portrait L’usine (Motif pour le moteur) (1918, estimate: £900,000-1,200,000), Giorgio Morandi’s highly subtle, architectural still life Natura morta (1942, estimate: £600,000-900,000), and Joan Miró’s sharply defined geometric painting Tête d’homme (1931, estimate: £700,000 – 1,000,000). The works will be on view in Hong Kong (5 to 8 February 2018) and New York (8 to 15 February 2018) before being exhibited in London from 20 February to 6 March 2018.