Sotheby's will sell a multimillion-dollar collection of Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson
ARTinvestment.RU   28 февраля 2020

In the auction catalog Sotheby's Contemporary Art Evening and Day Contemporary Art will be presented 26 works, with a total value of $55 million, of this collection

Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson is known not only as one of the most influential collectors of the twentieth century in the United States, but also as patrons. In 2011, the family of Anderson gave at Stanford University 121 works of postwar art, including important work by Jackson Pollock "Lucifer", worth about $100 million.

26 works from the family collection Anderson, is presented at Sotheby's for the second part onto the art-рынок heritage couples. In 2018, after the death of Harry, a part of the collection, approximately 200 lots were sold at auction Christie's and then was able to earn about $ 49,9 million

Top-лотами among the lots offered at Sotheby's, experts called a graphical composition "green, blue, Green" (1969) and Mark Rothko paintings Clifford still's "1947-Y-No. 1" — is a typical example of abstract expressionism in the works of this artist.

Lisa Dennison, Chairman of Sotheby's Americas, commented on the upcoming auction: "we are honoured to present works from the extraordinary collection of Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson. The choice of works of art that Sotheby's will offer its customers in may this year, reflects the best of what Hank and Mu (nickname Harry and Mary Margaret. — AI.) considered one of the best collectors." In the selection of 26 works will be on the idea of the compilers of the catalogue, and participants in the selection of works that trace the history of the formation of postwar American art.

the pre-Auction exhibition, which in detail can be considered the masterpieces from the collection of Anderson, will open to the public in the gallery at Sotheby's New York today, February 28 and will close on March 5. Then the best lots in this auction will tour in Los-Анджелес, San-Франциско and London. Auctions Contemporary Art Evening and Day Auctions of Contemporary Art will be held may 13 and 14.

Source: sothebys.com, crainsnewyork.com



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