Lot 104: Eames Office
New York World's Fair Panels (2)
Custom designed for the IBM Pavilion, New York World's Fair
Each image (vis.): 30.5" x 21.75"; Each frame: 32.25" x 23.5"
Provenance: William "Bill" Miner, Monrovia, California (acquired directly from the New York World's Fair, 1964);
Thence by descent
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Photograph caption: Photograph taken by Ray Eames on the set of Tops (1969). William Miner (top left) and Charles Eames (top right) Photo © Eames Office, LLC (eamesoffice.com) (Photograph not together with lot)
William Miner was the Chief Exhibition Designer for the Eames Office from 1968 to 1972. He originally worked for DMI and was sub-contracted to work with the Eames Office for the New York World's Fair. In 1972 Miner accepted a position to be a Chief Exhibition Designer and coordinator for the Smithsonian Institution, and eventually went on to hold the same position for exhibition spaces at the Library of Congress.