More New England With This Fascinating Video Short on Industrial Designer Eliot Noyes, His Home In New Canaan, and His Relationship With Alexander Calder.
Pioneering architect, designer, and visionary champion for American Modernism, Eliot Noyes is celebrated at Christie’s through his patronage of Alexander Calder. Listen to commentary from Brett Gorvy, Chairman and International Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s, as well as interviews with Fred Noyes, FAIA, son of Eliot Noyes and Gordon Bruce, Industrial Designer and Author of: Eliot Noyes, A Pioneer of Design and Architecture in the Age of American modernism.
This past May the two Noyes’s Calder mobiles went up for auction at Christies. (Both mobiles are featured and discussed in the above video.) Snow Flurry, 1950, fetched $10.4 million and set a new world auction record price for a Calder mobile. The second mobile, Untitled, 1957, fetched $6.4 million. Read the complete story of the Calder Auction at Forbes Magazine.