edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 8/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
Sotheby's in New York is auctioning off Geoffrey Beene's furniture, paintings, and sculpture. The late designer, who died last September, was known for forward fashions, such as a ball gown inspired by football jerseys, but his taste in decoration was retro and classic. The sale includes a trio of 1950's oak stools by Jean Prouvé, a 1950's bronze sculpture by Ferdinand Parpan, and surrealist collages, drawings, and paintings by Jean Arp, Salvador Dalí, and Man Ray. All came from Beene's apartment in New York and his house on Long Island, and a portion of proceeds will go to charities funded by his own foundation. September 23; 212-606-7000; sothebys.com.