Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

Modern + Contemporary Art & Design, Spring 2021

Sat, May 15, 2021 12:00PM EDT
Lot 40

Crea Elephant & Mr Maria Bunny Lamps, Paige Rense

Estimate: $100 - $150

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: (1)Mr Maria; (1)Ramin Razani, Officina CREA
Marking(s); notes: marking(s) both
Country of origin; materials: Holland, Italy; polyurethane, polyethylene
Dimensions (H, W, D): largest: 20.5"h, 9.75"w, 9"d
Additional Information: Lot is comprised of two contemporary animal-themed lamps. The Mr Maria "Miffy" lamp is made in the image of the rabbit in the Dutch picture book series of that name, written by Dick Bruna. The "Hannibal the Elephant" ZzzooLight has two brightness settings.

This lot is from the Palm Beach estate of Paige Rense Noland (1929-2021). The author, editor and self-made businesswoman served for thirty-five years as editor-in-chief for Architectural Digest magazine. After retiring in 2010, she dedicated her efforts to writing and published books on her time with the magazine and its evolution, the work of her late husband, artist Kenneth Noland, and on animal rescue. She was honored by the Humane Society of the United States in 2014 for her work eradicating puppy mills.

Spring 2021 Auction Series
Saturday, May 15th: Selections from the Palm Beach Estate of Paige Rense Noland (Session I)
Saturday, May 15th: Modern + Contemporary Art & Design (Session II)
Thursday, May 20th: Editions & Photography (Session III)

Live previews begin May 3rd, Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm ET. Please direct any questions and/or consignment inquiries to


very good, a couple faint surface marks, very little wear