Auction of Property from a Park Avenue Collection on November 11, 2020
Pablo Picasso's 'Jacqueline au Chapeau de Paille' Achieves $62,500
Lots 1 - 37 of the Prints & Multiples Auction
NEW YORK, NY --Doyle's auction of Prints & Multiples on November 11, 2020 commenced with the successful sale of Property from a Park Avenue Collection.
Highlighting this exceptional collection was was Pablo Picasso' (1881-1973) Jacqueline au Chapeau de Paille, color linocut, 1962, that achieved $62,500, surpassing its $40,000-60,000 estimate. Also noteworthy was Paul Gauguin’s (1848-1903) Te Po, woodcut, 1893-4, that realized $18,750, over its estimate of $10,000-15,000, in addition to works by Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Georges Braque.
The genesis of this collection was one of passion and artistic endeavor. The Collection was started in the 1950’s by a man with no formal education who found a way to satisfy his interest in aesthetics and his desire to enhance his intellect. He was self-made with enough wealth to retire early, and turned his interest from business to art collecting. He chose Impressionist art as his area of concentration, quickly setting his focus on Prints. He began visiting Museums, attending lectures, going to art galleries, subscribed to periodicals about Prints and in particular, Impressionist artists. He learned how to read French since at the time, many of the periodicals were in that language. This passion was consuming and it expanded to his daughter and his grandchildren who spend hours discussing art with him and became collectors as well.
The Collection represents the efforts of two individuals who throughout their lives, thrived on the beauty of Matisse, Chagall, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin, and other significant Impressionist artists. The Collection was purchased from art galleries, dealers and auction houses over the course of years. Many works were bought and sold. What remains today are those pieces which father and daughter enjoyed the most and retained for themselves. The art was viewed daily on the walls of their homes, a constant reminder of the joy in collecting and the beauty each piece conveyed.
The Collection was offered as a featured section comprising 1 - 37 of the Prints & Multiples auction on November 11, 2020. Read More