He was not only a great architect, but also a great collector, Danish architect Jørn Utzon (1918-2008), most notable for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia was also a collector. As he collaborated with such design legends as Arne Jacobsen, Charles and Ray Eames, Alvar Aalto, and Le Corbusier, he often purchased works directly from them in addition to his art collection that consisted works by Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, and Pablo Picasso. His collection was recently sold by Copenhagen-based Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers and the highlight was a 1960 tapestry by Le Corbusier, given to Utzon by Le Corbusier while the two collaborated on a suite of tapestries for the interior of the opera house; it was sold for DKK 2.1 million, setting a record for Le Corbusier’s tapestries. Above, pair of chairs designed by Alval Aalto in 1947.
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