Phillips has announced the sale of works from the Estate of Howard Karshan. Over the course of nearly fifty years, Howard Karshan and his wife, Linda, assembled one of the most significant collections of modern and post-war paintings and works on paper. The collection encompasses an incredible array of works by artists ranging from Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Sam Francis, and Cy Twombly, to Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz and Bruce Nauman, among many others.
Painted in 1963, Richter’s Hande is estimated at between £2-3m. Other works from the Karshan’s collection included in the London Evening sale in October. Georg Baselitz’s Untitled 1967 work; Cy Twombly’s untitled work from 1969; Richter’s Busch from 1985. An additional 50 lots from the Karshans will be in the day sale with examples by Joseph Beuys, Signmar Polke, Blinky Palermo and Jean Dubuffet. There are also works by Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, Carl Andre, Robert Smithson, Raymond Pettibon and Wayne Thiebaud.