The Master, Judd Tully, reminds us just how good the Robert and Ethel Scull art collection was by highlighting the upcoming Acquavella show of 40 works once owned by the couple:
One of the works on display, Willem de Kooning’s Police Gazette, 1955, brought $180,000 at Sotheby Parke Bernet in 1973. Years later, gallery patriarch William Acquavella acquired it for $2.2 million and eventually resold it to Steve Wynn for $12 million. Most recently, hedge funder Steven M. Cohen bought it from David Geffen for $63.5 million. Also on display are Jasper Johns’s Double-Flag, 1962; an early James Rosenquist, Untitled (Blue Sky), 1962; and Andy Warhol’s Red Airmail Stamps, 1962.
Driven to Collect (ArtInfo.com)