We already covered one auction of CNET founder Halsey Minor's
prodigious art collection but he has far more to unload. The first sale with auction house Phillips de Pury brought in $21,049,050.
Now Phillips de Pury has announced the highlights
from its June 9th New York Design auction which will offer additional works from The Halsey Minor Collection. On May 13, Marc Newson's prototype Lockheed Lounge went for nearly $2.1 million, now the lucky buyer could buy a matching piece, Newson's Pod of Drawers, 1987. The piece, estimated to sell for $300,000-400,000 features riveted aluminum panels on a bombé style chest. Other pieces include several elegant works from architect and decorator Paul Dupré-Lafon. A drop-front writing cabinet, veneered with Macassar ebony and finished in Hermès leather, ca. 1940, is estimated at $100,000-150,000.
It's been a busy few weeks for Minor. As ArtInfo reports
, a Manhattan federal judge ruled that Minor owes Sotheby's
$6.6 million for paintings that he won at auction and never paid for but a San Francisco jury found that Christie's
owes Minor a little more than $8.5 million for delaying the return of Richard Prince paintings that he had consigned to the auction house in 2008. When Minor handed the paintings to Christie's he owed the auction house $12 million for other works he had won at auction. The auction house held onto the paintings, perhaps hoping to use them as leverage. After the art market plummeted, Minor sued Christie's saying the auction house prevented him from getting the maximum profit for his holdings.