5,000 Drawings by Architect Michael Graves Go to Princeton Museum, Virus-Ridden Laptop Sells for $1.3M
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5,000 Drawings by Architect Michael Graves Go to Princeton Museum, Virus-Ridden Laptop Sells for $1.3M

Michael Graves, “Denver Public Library Main Facade Sketch” (image courtesy Princeton University Art Museum) The Princeton University Art Museum has acquired a set of 5,000 drawings by the architect and designer Michael Graves. Graves once wrote a lament titled “Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing” for the New York Times , arguing that hand-drawn modeling should not go the way of the dinosaur in the age of computers: “Drawings are not just end products: they are part of the thought process of architectural design.” Michael Graves, “San Pietro in Frascati” (1961) (image courtesy Princeton University Art Museum) Christie’s Hong Kong ‘s spring auctions, the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale and Afternoon Sale , brought in approximately HK$2,550,000,000 (~$327,000,000) with several pieces from Asian artists leading the lots. Zao Wou-Ki’s “Triptyque” (1987-88) was the biggest ticket item, selling for HK$178,000,000 (~$22,780,405). The Chinese-French painter’s pieces “17.01.66” (1966) and “21.04.64” (1964) went for HK$98,550,000 (~$12,557,733) and HK$27,725,000 ($3,532,858) respectively. Joining his work at the top were pieces by his Chinese-French contemporary Chu Teh-Chun’s “No. 229” (1966), which sold for HK$38,395,000 ($4,892,482) and Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara’s “Sleepless Night (Cat)” (1999), which sold for HK$34,925,000 (~$4,450,318). The Christie’s Important […]

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