October 6, 2004
Christie’s Chicago hosted a fantastic event on Georg Jensen silver for Chicago Bauhaus and Beyond in their beautiful gallery in the landmark 2.8 million-square-foot highrise John Hancock Center, on the 38th floor overlooking Lake Michigan. Special thanks to CBB member Paula Kowalczyk of Christie’s for hosting the event, and to Jennifer Pittman, Vice President and Specialist, Silver Department, for her excellent gallery talk, At the Forefront of Modernism: The Master Designers of Georg Jensen Silver, covering the history and importance of pieces on display.
The elegant setting and reception included private viewing highlights from the upcoming auction: 100 Years of Georg Jensen: Magnificent Silver from the Rowler Collection. Over 50 incredible items were on display from the collection of more than 500 pieces.
A genius of silver design in his own right, Georg Jensen had an uncanny ability to employ designers whose avant-garde creations propelled the firm to stylistic leadership throughout the 20th Century.