Wednesday will sure be a treat as the MFAH has a free lecture, Inspiring Design: 20th and 21st Century Design Masterworks, Rarities and Oddities, from Tiffany Studio to Studio Job with James Zemaitis of Sotheby’s. Details to after jump…

From MFAH website:

Free Lecture
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
6:30PM
followed by a reception

Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet

Speaker: James Zemaitis, Sotheby’s, Senior Vice President
Senior Business Development, North America
20th Century Design

When it comes to the auction market for design, not all masterworks are created equal. Why is one Noguchi stool worth $100,000 and another Saarinen stool worth $10? Join Sotheby’s James Zemaitis as he discusses issues of provenance, rarity and the fluctuations of the market using case studies ranging from American mid-century modern to the evolving contemporary design market.

Free lecture presented in partnership with The MFAH Design Council at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Photo credit: James Day for The New York Times

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