Ron Arad

A Rare 'Concrete Stereo'

Found at Christies, London
Masterpieces of Design and Photography, Lot 126
06.Mrz - 06.Mrz.2019
Estimate: 15.000 - 25.000 GBP
Price realised: 47.500 GBP
executed by One-Off Ltd., London
concrete, rubber, electrical components, steel rods, acrylic, comprising turntable, amplifier and two floor-standing speakers
turntable and amplifier each 16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm.)
each speaker 35 ¾ x 8 x 8 in. (91 x 20 x 20 cm.)
Designed 1984, executed 1986. This work is from the production of approximately 10 examples.
Other examples of 'Concrete Stereo' are currently in the permanent collections of:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London;
SFMoMA, San Francisco;
Acquired directly from the designer by the present owner, 1986.

Upper estimate price exceeded by 90 %.

This artwork by Ron Arad achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in London in March 2019. In the Masterpieces of Design and Photography auction, the work A Rare 'Concrete Stereo' sold for GBP 47,500.00 (€ 55,131.81) - well above the upper estimate of GBP 25,000.00. However, buyers have had to dig much deeper into their pockets for other works by Ron Arad - we have observed the highest auction result to date for the work London Papardelle, which sold at auction in October 2008 for GBP 139,250.00 (€ 177,493.79).

Oberer Schätzpreis um 90 % übertroffen

Dieses Kunstwerk von Ron Arad erzielte im März 2019 bei Christies in London einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion Masterpieces of Design and Photography wurde die Arbeit A Rare 'Concrete Stereo' für GBP 47.500,00 (€ 55.131,81) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von GBP 25.000,00. Für andere Arbeiten von Ron Arad mussten die Käufer allerdings auch schon deutlich tiefer in die Tasche greifen – das bisher höchste Auktionsergebnis haben wir für die Arbeit London Papardelle beobachtet, die im Oktober 2008 für GBP 139.250,00 (€ 177.493,79) versteigert wurde.

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