Wilson Trove Goes on the Block

A low African stool (height about 9 inches) has a $150 to $250 estimate. Paddle 8

Beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m., Paddle 8 will hold an auction of Robert Wilson’s own artwork as well as his personal collection of chairs.

Mr. Wilson told ARTINFO that his collection was being culled because he no longer had room to keep it all after moving out of his Tribeca loft. “Selling them, however, is like letting your children go,” he said. But he sees it as an opportunity for more people to enjoy them in a way he no longer can.

His loss is a gain for those fascinated by chairs of all periods, but particularly tribal and 20th century. He favors clean lines, whether it be a piece from the Shakers, Jean Prouve, or a tribal stool.

The auction will end June 30.

This folding chair was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Kalita Humphreys Theater in Dallas. It has an estimate of $1,000 to $1,500. Paddle 8
Shiro Kuramata's "How High the Moon" chair is constructed of nickel-plated mesh and has an estimate of $10,000 to $12,000.Paddle 8