Latin Art + Design

May 10, 2024  14:20  |  News

Latin Art + Design

Lot 103 – LINA BO BARDI, MARCELO FERRAZ + MARCELO SUZUKI (Brazilian, 1914-1992, Brazilian, b. 1955, Brazilian) ‘Girafa’ chair, ca. 1990. Estimate: $12,000 – $15,000.
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BILLINGS is excited to present Latin Art + Design on May 18, 2024, at 10 AM PDT. This sale features a curated selection of modern and contemporary art, 20th-century design furniture, and decorative arts, along with rustic and colonial pieces from Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, and Mexico. Explore the catalogue, register, and pre-bid .


Sale highlights include:

– A rare set of three ‘Cubo’ seating elements by Brazilian designer Jorge Zalszupin

– A unique large-scale ceramic work titled ‘Ruby Tuesday’ (1981) by Mexican-American ceramicist Raul Coronel

– The rare ‘Girafa’ chair designed by Lino Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz, and Marcelo Suzuki in 1986 for Casa do Benin, Salvador de Bahía

– Artworks by Latin modern artists Francisco Zuniga, Rufino Tamayo, and Elias Rivera

– Contemporary pieces by Jose Fors, Reinaldo Sanguino, Pablo Helguera, and David Serrano

– Silver works by Los Castillos, Jean E. Puiforcat, Matl, and Jose Anton, representing Mexico’s rich silversmithing tradition

– Several fibre artworks by Mexican-American artist Tanya Aguiniga, including ‘Soft Rock’ seating elements and ‘Rope’ lights

– A handmade ‘Caged Saint’ sculpture by iconic Mexican artist Pedro Friedeberg

Don’t miss this chance to acquire unique examples of fine Latin American design rarely seen on the market. Preview the items in person the week before the sale or at the preview party the night before the auction at the BILLINGS Art District warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles. Bidding is available live online, in person, by phone, or absentee.


Latin Art + Design

Lot 108 – PEDRO FRIEDEBERG (Mexican, b. 1936) ‘Caged Saint’ sculpture, 1970s. Estimate: $5,000 – $7,000 ©


BILLINGS Latin Art & Design Auction 2124 Sacramento Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021 Auction: May 18, 10am Preview: May 11, 9am – 2pm; May 13-17, 10am – 4pm Preview Party: May 17, 6pm – 9pm.

Founded in 2015 to fill a gap in Los Angeles’ design market, BILLINGS provides a platform for the sale of quality modern design, furniture, art, and decorative objects. Their quarterly auctions feature 300-400+ lots, spanning from the pedigreed to the anonymous, classic to unusual, and rare to noteworthy. Focused heavily on mid-century modern selections from the 1960s to the early 2000s, BILLINGS’ catalogues include a wide range of American and international art and design.

BILLINGS’ live auctions are accessible online, with options to bid in person, online, as an absentee, or by phone — registration and pre-bidding open three weeks before each sale.