SOTHEBY'S NEW YORK
The Magna Carta parchment was created in 1297 and has become the foundation stone of modern democracy. Our brief was to transform the large New York gallery into a sanctum for this single document. Powerful calligraphic extracts from the text were printed onto silk banners flanking the passage into an octagonal main chamber where dramatic lighting drew visitors into the room. Following world-wide interest, the Magna Carta sold for over $20 million.