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Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM CDT

Art & Design

Sale 129 Lot 183

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) for the Avery Coonley Playhouse
Riverside, Illinois, 1912
glass, zinc
displayed on a custom stand
window: 32 1/2"w x 17 1/2"h

Bud Holland, Chicago, Illinois
Private Collection
Christie's, New York, New York, 12 December 1997, Lot 51
Private Collection

Alofsin, Anthony, Frank Lloyd Wright: The Lost Years, 1910-1922, A Study of Influence, University of Chicago, 1993, p. 73

Hanks, David A., The Decorative Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, Dover, 1979, pp. 112-113

Hanks, David A., Frank Lloyd Wright, Preserving an Architectural Heritage: Decorative Designs from the Domino's Pizza Collection, E.P. Dutton, 1989, pp. 74-81

Heinz, Thomas A., Frank Lloyd Wright's Stained Glass & Light Screens: Glass Art, Gibbs Smith, 2000, pp. 103-104

Riley, Terence, Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1994, p. 165

Sloan, Julie L., Light Screens: The Complete Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright, Rizzoli, 2001, pp. 284-293

Catalog Note:
This window was authenticated by Julie Sloan in 2003. She believes this window came from the kitchen or "shop" as shown on the Avery Coonley Playhouse floor plan numbered 1201.014 in the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives at Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Windows from the Avery Coonley Playhouse are in the collections of several notable institutions, including: the Museum of Modern Art (New York, New York); the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, New York); the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, New York); the Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, Ohio); the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois); the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, Virginia); the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, Georgia); the Los Angeles County Art Museum (Los Angeles, California); and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, England).

Estimate $30,000-50,000

Sold for $37,500