[Images by Kate Carr via Christie's]
The art collection belonging to the late Sidney and Frances Brody goes on sale at Christie's in New York next month, but the collection is famous for (among many other things) being so perfectly shown off in the Brodys' Holmby Hills house, a residence designed by architect A. Quincy Jones and interior designer Billy Haines. Christie's calls it "a tour de force Modernist home," combining "two fashionable contemporary styles: California mid-century Modernist architecture and sophisticated Hollywood Moderne décor." The Brodys commissioned the house in 1949 when they were in their thirties and new to Los Angeles. Before the sale, photos of the home were hard to come by (here's one by Julius Shulman), so for that, thanks to Christie's.
· A History of the Brody Collection [Christie's]
· Brody Collection Going, But LA Will Keep a Few Things [Curbed LA]