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21st Century studio & industrial design in our landscapes and transitional spaces

Presentation by Jad Attal of Rago Arts and Auction Center on studio and industrial design objects for our outdoor living spaces. $10 (1 hr)

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Few of us in densely populated states and cities have the opportunity to think about what we might place on our lawns or patios that reflects who we are and how we live. During his roughly decade long career with Rago Arts and Auction Center, Jad Attal has helped bring to market, and successfully sell, thousands of midcentury modern pieces of furniture, sculpture and art, only a small portion of which were intended for outdoor use. 

Join in the conversation, where Attal will share some of those pieces and discuss in detail the intention of the artist or designer in how they were to be used. For example, is the piece a unique commission or a mass-produced item and what are the implications? Is the piece made of stone, steel, bronze and the like, and why? How has each piece aged through the years of exposure to the elements and how has that oxidation, or lack thereof, affected its characteristics? What are today’s collectors and designers looking for when considering such pieces? 

Since 2008 Jad Attal has been a modern design specialist in the 20th/21st Century department at Rago Arts and Auction Center where he has been instrumental in the growth and success of this department, bringing scores of record-breaking lots to an international collectors’ market.


Things to Know

This event is for all ages.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.


Event Check-in Location

Modernism Week CAMP Theater, 230 Museum Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Paul Evans Steel patchwork sculpture, 1964.,Willy Guhl / ETERNIT (Switzerland) Pair of hour glass-shaped architectural pottery planters., Christopher Hiltey; Large exterior interactive mobile sculpture "Moondance," New Jersey, 2012; Welded steel, polychrome enamels.,Harry Bertoia (1915 - 1978); Sculpture Screen from a set of ten executed for the First National Bank of Miami, Pennsylvania, 1959; Melt-coated brass over steel., Walter Lamb; Brown Jordan, Pair of chaises longues (no. C4700), USA, 1950s; Bronze, nylon rope., Paolo Soleri (1919-2013), Brutalist verdigris bronze bell, USA, ca. 1970s. 

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