An extraordinary volume of American art was sold in New York between the Ebsworth Collection, the inclusion of American art in the Contemporary Evening sales and the regular category sales in American art.This commentary by Marion Maneker is available to AMMpro subscribers. (The first month of AMMpro is free and subscribers are welcome to sign up for the first month and cancel before they are billed.)
American Art Sales Highlights
Jacob Lawrence, The Businessmen ($1.5-2m) $6.17mThis November was an unusual season for the American art category with so many works on offer in other sales. There were several works by Georgia O’Keeffe in the evening sales of Contemporary art, Jacob Lawrence had a star turn at Sotheby’s during their Evening sale, and the sale Barney Ebsworth’s collection of American art meant there was an additional day and evening sale of American art at Christie’s. By our count, when you add in the O’Keeffes and the Lawrence from the Contemporary sales and take away the artists sold in the Contemporary category from the Ebsworth sales, the total volume of American art was around $233m this month. Here’s how it breaks down:
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