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Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT

Art & Design

Sale 114 Lot 287

Louis Sullivan (1856-1924), designer
circa 1970s
glazed plaster
This design was originally used in the Auditorium Building in Chicago, Illinois and later used in Wright's home.
29 1/2"w x 1"d x 29 1/2"h

Similar examples can be seen in the collections of the City Museum of St. Louis, Missouri and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Catalog Note:
This example is one of twelve panels produced circa 1970s for the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois. The design was initially used in the second floor hotel lobby of the Auditorium Building circa 1888-89, where Wright worked as a draftsman for Sullivan. Sullivan gave Wright permission to use this design in his Oak Park home.

Estimate $400-600

Sold for $3,000