Design Trust 20th Anniversary Raises 325K at Christie’s
Last week, more than 500 designers, architects, and patrons of the arts packed into the James Christie Room, the largest auction salon at Christie’s in New York. The draw was the
Design Trust for Public Space
‘s 20th Anniversary Art + Design Benefit Auction, which raised $325K, surpassing
last year’s total
by more than $30K. Funds raised by
the sale’s 60 lots
—many secured with the help of
editor in chief and event chair Cindy Allen, a longtime supporter of the annual event—will go to support the organization’s work in unlocking the potential of
New York City’s shared spaces. This year’s platinum anniversary was also a special salute to the Design Trust 20/20, an honor roll of 20 public space champions that together tell the story of Design Trust’s lasting impact on NYC.
Among the furniture, photographs, sculptures, paintings, prints and drawings on view and for sale, this year’s highest selling lot was a
photograph by Barry X Ball
, which went for went for $4,000. For the lucky bidders, there were many steals to be had in art and design, including a trendy Lindsey Adelman chandelier valued at $8,000 (sold for $3,200), a sculpture by Nancy Fried valued at $5,000 (sold for $2,500), and an Erica Stoller sculpture valued at $1,200 (sold for $600).