In another season, one without a flurry of art collections landing all at once, Sotheby’s announcement of the sale of Martin Zweig’s art collection. Zweig’s dramatic rise as a stock market guru began with a newsletter and reached its apogee when he predicted the 1987 crash on television the weekend before. In later years, Zweig was best known for owning the triplex apartment atop the Pierre hotel on Fifth Avenue in New York.
Zweig’s art includes a rare fully worked Cézanne still life estimated at between $7-10m and Gustave Caillebotte, La Place Saint-Georges estimated at between $4-6m. The rest of collection contains two works by Degas, Après le bain with a $5-7m estimate and a steeplechase scene Avant la course estimated at between $3-5m. Finally, there are three works by Renoir to round out the collection with a combined low estimate of $4.8m.