Viennese Secessionism collection leads Christie’s March sale of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design


NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s sale of 20th Century Decorative Art & Design on March 8 will be highlighted by a collection of Viennese Secessionism from the Hollywood home of Ron Bernstein, and will include approximately 40 works by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and Eugene Gaillard, among others. Other sale highlights include French Art Nouveau Glass including pieces from the Pinhas Collection, lamps by Tiffany Studios, and decorative works from the Art Deco, Mid-Century and Contemporary movements. With approximately 180 lots, the sale is expected to generate in excess of $1.3 million. Ron Bernstein caught a passion for Viennese Secessionism after a pivotal trip to Vienna in the mid-1990s. Once a seasoned and accomplished collector of Arts and Crafts, in a startling turnabout, he set aside his exemplary collection and reinvented his Hollywood bungalow as a wondrous enclave of fin-de-siècle Vienna. With the help of a newly acquired collection of books on the