It turns out that this blogger, pointing fingers in my direction, was not up to date on her artworld current events. Yesterday’s blog excitedly announced the auction of the Eames archives at Wright auction house in Chicago. However, while reading today’s New York Times, I came across an article by Eve Kahn (Lawsuit Filed Over Eames Archives, April 7, 2010) stating that a lawsuit has been filed by the children of Charles and Ray Eames who believe that John and Marilyn Neuhart have no right to sell the archives as they are not the sole owners. Richard Wright, the auction house’s owner, decided to pull the archives from the sale.
While the entire sale had not been canceled, since the archives were only one lot, the rest was sold with mediocre results . The sale’s total came in at $344,896.