Sotheby’s to Sell Shigeru Ban Pavilion
Noted fine art auction house, Sotheby’s, announced today that it will offer the Artek Pavilion by famed architect Shigeru Ban as part of its June 14, 2008 sale of Important 20th Century Design.
The prefabricated pavilion, which is made primarily from recycled materials and has been exhibited in Milan, Helsinki and Miami is expected to fetch US $800,000/1.2 million. Offered by Pvoenentus, the majority owner of Artek, the proceeds from the sale will be donated to arts and culture affiliated charities.
James Zematis, Senior Vice President and Head of the 20th Century Design Department at Sotheby’s, said, “Shigeru Ban’s Artek Pavilion is a timely symbol of sustainability. We are proud to be offering a masterwork that will be studied in future classes of 21st century architecture.”
The sale coincides with MoMA’s much-anticipated exhibition on domestic prefabricated architecture.