Sep 29, 2009
Bonhams & Butterfields was honored to present The JZ Knight Collection on September 27, 2009. Amassed over a decade, the Collection featured eclectic and unique examples of period furniture, decorative arts, carpets and paintings from the 17th through 20th centuries with a particular focus on European and American elegance.
Each item offered during the 500-lot sale was personally selected by Knight to reflect her passion for rare and unique items. Featured works from the auction included a discerning selection of 20th Century design as well as a diverse array of European furnishings, decorative arts, carpets and paintings. The Los Angeles sale brought over $1-million dollars and attracted an array of celebrity clientele.
“Bonhams & Butterfields was pleased to offer the Collection of JZ Knight. Knight’s passion for beauty and quality were represented throughout the offering, in all facets of the auction. Strength was seen in the market for 20th Century works and European paintings as well as Continental decorative arts,” said Andrew Jones, Los Angeles Director of European Furniture and Decorative Arts at Bonhams & Butterfields.
“I have enjoyed a passion for collecting the works of geniuses. I connect with the artist, the craftsman, or painter. This Collection represented a life long passion of mine. Each piece featured in the September auction had its own story and exquisite history — I cherished them all. After years of requests to part with my Collection, I have agreed to share it with those who have a keen insight into the beauty and genius of each piece.”
- JZ Knight speaking about he collection
According to Jones, “Robust bidding was seen in 20th Century section of the auction. The highly sought after works represented a romantic vision of the period with emphasis on Belle Epoch and Art Nouveau periods.”
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Sep 25, 2009
An exclusive viewing and reception of the The JZ Knight Collection tonight in Los Angeles. The Heart and Soul of a Collector The JZ Knight Collection at Bonhams & Butterfields auction will take place on Sunday September 27, 2009.
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Sep 10, 2009
An Unique & Rare Invitation or Opportunity
Bonhams’ The JZ Knight Collection
Catalogue Now Online
Sunday 27 September 2009 at 10am
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“I have enjoyed a passion for collecting the works of geniuses using my unique gifts and abilities. I have the remarkable ability to go back in time and connect with the artist, the craftsman, or painter. Feeling their creativity inside me, I began collecting a variety of beautiful and rare items. This has been a life long passion of mine. Each piece of my vast collection involved a unique journey of acquisition. Each piece has its own story and exquisite history — I cherish them all. After years of requests from private collectors and famed auction houses to sell or release parts of my collection, I have agreed to share them with those who can have keen insight into the genius and beauty of each piece.” – JZ Knight
Bonhams & Butterfields is pleased to announce the September 27, 2009 auction of The JZ Knight Collection. Amassed over a decade, the Collection will feature eclectic and unique examples of period furniture, decorative arts, carpets and paintings from the 17th through 20th centuries with a particular focus on European and American elegance.
Each item on offer during the 500-lot sale has been personally selected by Knight to reflect her passion for rare and unique items. Featured works from the Los Angeles-based auction include a discerning selection of 20th Century design as well as a diverse array of European furnishings, decorative arts, carpets and paintings.
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Sep 2, 2009
The Municipality of Capilla del Monte together with the Tourism Department are pleased to give JZ Knight a certification of thanks for visiting their city and also as an acknowledgment for her career.
JZ Knight is traveling to Argentina in mid-September to bring Ramtha for the first time ever to South America.
Ramtha: Return to the Campaign Workshop Argentina
Capilla del Monte is honoring her in a brief ceremony to transmit their love and affection that the people of the area have for her, open to the public (no charge) and will be held on September 11 at 1PM at the “Enrique Muiño” theatre (the local cinema), with a capacity of 450 seats. The mayor of Capilla del Monte, Mrs. Rosanna Olmos, will present the honorary certificate. Secretary of Culture and Education Horacio Ruiz and Fernando Diz, Coordinator of the the Press and Tourist Office will also be in attendance.
Simultaneous language translation will be provided.