Impressionist & Modern Art
Auction of Impressionist & Modern Art on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11am
Featuring The Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection
Highlights Include Works by Alexander Archipenko, Jean Beraud, Bernard Buffet, Carl Frederick Frieseke, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, Theodore Robinson and George Tooker
NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle’s auction of Impressionist & Modern Art on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11am will showcase fine European and American paintings, drawings and sculpture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The offerings will span Academic and Barbizon art through Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to German Expressionism and early Modernism.
French artist Jean Béraud (1849-1935) specialized in delightful Paris street scenes featuring stylish gentlemen and ladies of the Belle Epoque strolling the city’s grand boulevards and public squares. This masterful painting from 1887 shows the Carrefour Drouot, a square formed by the crossing of five streets on the Right Bank, with all the sparkle and vitality of the artist’s best work (est. $400,000-600,000).
Born in Brooklyn, George Tooker (1920-2011) studied at Harvard University and at the Arts Students League, where he was taught for a short time by Reginald Marsh and became friends with Paul Cadmus. Property from a Prominent Philadelphia Collector, Laundress from 1952 is a rare example of the artist’s work in oil. It is an intimate scene of a woman and her three children on a rooftop in the city (est. $100,000-150,000).
The Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection
Doyle is honored to present The Marian Sulzberger Heiskell and Andrew Heiskell Collection as a highlight of the Fall season. A civic leader and philanthropist, Marian championed outdoor community spaces across New York and led a nonprofit organization responsible for restoring the 42nd Street theatres. She was instrumental in the 1972 campaign to create the Gateway National Recreation Area, a 26,000-acre park with scattered beaches and wildlife refuges around the entrance to the New York-New Jersey harbor. For 34 years, she worked as a Director of The New York Times, where her grandfather, father, husband, brother, nephew and grand-nephew served as successive publishers. Her work at the newspaper focused on educational projects. In 1965, Marian married Andrew Heiskell, the Chairman of Time Inc., whose philanthropies included the New York Public Library.
Highlights from the couple’s remarkable art collection include a group of works by Helen Frankenthaler and Carl Frederick Frieseke, as well as examples by Pierre Eugène Montézin, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Auguste Rodin and Georges Braque, and elegant furniture, silver and decorative arts. Read More
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