Christie’s Will Sell Two Collections During the November Impressionist and Modern Sales
Lindsay Pollock has the details on two collections–one from Alice Lawrence and the other from Rita Hillman–that will be auctioned at Christie’s this November. With a range of works from Morris Louis (left) to Rothko to Manet, Matisse (below), Magritte and Cezanne, the two collections will be the backbone of Christie’s Impressionist and Modern sale. Valued at $300 million, dealers are responding well:
“This is what the market wants,” said private dealer Franck Giraud. “These are the most desirable kinds of pictures — significant examples put together a long time ago.”
Carol Vogel’s report in the NY Times has this quote from Guy Bennett:
“It’s a glimpse into the taste of two collections that tell the story of the birth of 20th-century art,” said Guy Bennett, international co-head of Christie’s Impressionist and modern art department.
Rothko, Manet Owned by Two Widows Join $130 Million N.Y. Sale (Bloomberg)
Inside Art: Estate Troves on the Block (New York Times)
Christie’s Press Release for Fall NY Auctions