I have collected here all the information from the Sotheby’s auction catalog for the Forbes Normandie Panels auction on June 6th, 2017. Including the text, articles, images, etc.
HOT HOT HOT! March 2017 update. We now have new graphics and some new details about this upcoming auction.
I have been so excited to receive so many emails about the Normandie Panels by Jean Dupas which many of you can see I have become slightly obsessed with.
This one came from Robert H. of Peekskill, NY I believe these are a part of his personal collection.
Nearly all of these are pieces are adjacent to large groupings.
Most are part of the Chariot of Thesis. One tiny far flung piece is from the Chariot of Poseidon.
The Forbes Gallery which was located on Fifth Avenue between 12th and 13th St. in Greenwich Village went dark in November 2014. Then Forbes sold the building to NYU. I want to know: what happened to the art in the galleries?
UPDATE MAY 2017: Found them!! Coming up for auction, GREAT article in the NYT here
This anonymous person works in New York City and has quite an amazing story about the Normandie panels. (Check out my home page for the Dupas panels here.) I look forward to hearing and meeting this collector soon. For now, take a look at his panel which he is considering selling:
Featuring composite graphics, a recent Sotheby’s sale, NY Times on the Forbes acquisition in 1981, and an art dealer friend.
Composite graphics of all the panels together
From the website The Gilded Juggernaut, shared to me by Anna McD.
Drawings for Etched Glass Murals by Jean Dupas.
Commissioned for the SS Normandie.
WOW!! I’m excited to share these beautiful photos from the website of Schindler Metalworks: Installation of SS Normandie Verre Églomisé Collection. It features a custom installation of twelve panels in Houston, Texas.
Thanks to reader Richard A. for alerting me to these. Do you have pictures or know whereabouts of additional Normandia panels? Email me!
Installation in Houston, TX from a private collection