Christie’s is setting the way back machine on the art market to the old way of doing business where estates were the backbone of sales. Leading this Spring’s sale of Contemporary art is Betty Freeman’s collection of Post-War and Minimalist art. You’ve seen the Hockney that’s estimated at a record price for the artist. In addition, there are several Lichtensteins, Sam Francis works, Dan Flavin sculptures and works by Warhol, Judd, De Maria and Cornell. Altogether it is an interesting and impressive–not to mention, highly personal–collection. Christie’s produced a video that allows us to see the collection as it was hung in Freeman’s house. A patron of avant-garde music, the art was seen often by other artists.
Betty Freeman: Legacy of a Patron (Christie’s)