Krakoff Collection on the Block
A massive sale of designer objects, some with an East Hampton pedigree, will hit the auction block on Wednesday at Sotheby’s in New York.
“A Collection That We Dreamt Of: Art and Design From the Homes of Delphine and Reed Krakoff” is the title of the sale, objects from which will go on view at Sotheby’s beginning Saturday.
Mr. Krakoff is a designer who may be best known for reigniting the Coach brand and then failing with his own fashion line. He is currently the chief artistic officer of Tiffany & Co. Ms. Krakoff is an interior designer. The couple are known for buying and flipping houses that they have decorated in their unique and luxurious style.
Objects in the sale are from a townhouse in New York City, the Clark House in New Canaan, Conn., an 18th-century home in Paris, and Lasata in East Hampton.
Included in the sale is a Harry Bertoia sculpture that once stood on their grounds in East Hampton. Other objects of note include pieces by Damien Hirst, Diego Giacometti, Jean-Michel Frank, Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne, Jean Royere, Charlotte Perriand, and Mattia Bonnetti. Antiques on offer include 18th and 19th-century American and French furniture and prewar and postwar design and art. A “Burst” painting by the East Hampton artist Adolph Gottlieb was included in yesterday’s contemporary art sale.
In an intro to the section of the catalog devoted to Lasata, the designer Tory Burch described the house as “an ideal intersection of past and present. It maintains the original integrity of the property without feeling contrived.”
Standout pieces from the East Hampton property include Mattia Bonetti’s “Prototype ‘Miami’ Coffee Table” with an estimate of $30,000 to $50,000; two book covers hand-painted by the artist Kenneth Noland with estimates of $40,000 to $60,000; several Samuel Marx pieces, including a coffee table with an estimate of $50,000 to $70,000, and several Tiffany Studios lighting fixtures, including a 14-light “Moorish” Chandelier estimated to sell for $150,000 to $250,000.