Christie’s has announced the sale of Brad Grey’s estate, famous billionaire Tv and movie producer, containing very masterpieces of design and art. Those works owned by the former Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures to be offered across Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening and Day sales on 17-18 May, and the Design sale on 5 June in New York
Brad Grey, the late Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, epitomised the Hollywood dream, rising from blue-collar roots in the Bronx to the pinnacle of one of Hollywood’s most eminent studios. A beloved figure in Los Angeles and beyond, he left an indelible mark on film and television.
‘People always say, “It must be so difficult,”’ Grey once mused of his prodigious career. ‘But it’s really not. You trust your instincts.’
Grey has a very prestigious collection of all best names of contemporary american art: works by artists such as Agnes Martin, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Prince, Cy Twombly, Ed Ruscha, and Richard Serra but also modern works of furniture and design by Jean-Michel Frank, Jean Royere, Alberto and Diego Giacometti, Francois-Xavier Lalanne, among others. Taken as a whole, the collection demonstrated the connoisseurship of a man fully immersed in the creative process, an exploration of the same aesthetic principles and storytelling that lie at the heart of filmmaking.
Some of those masterpiece that we will see already in next Christie’s May Post-War & Contemporary Art sales, include Agnes Martin, Untitled #7, executed in 1984(estimate: $4,000,000-6,000,000); Ellsworth Kelly, Four Panels, painted in 2012 (estimate: $1,800,000-2,500,000), Richard Prince, Untitled (check Painting) #13, executed in 2004 (estimate: $800,000-1,200,000); and Lee Ufan, From Point, executed in 1979 (estimate: $800,000-1,200,000).
While some Highlights in the upcoming Design sale will include Diego Giacometti, Low Table, circa 1970 (estimate: $250,000-350,000);Pierre Chareau, Pair of Armchairs, Model ‘MF732’, from the Grand Hôtel de Tours, circa 1924 (estimate: $200,000-300,000); and Francois-Xavier Lalanne, ‘Singe Avisé’, circa 2005 (estimate: $100,000-150,000).
Here you have some of the announced top lot from this collection