Sotheby’s Emily Fisher Landau Collection auction of the big collection to come to market this season, led by Picasso’s “Femme à la montre” (1932), with Léger, Ligon, Dubuffet, and Albers, is on view at Sotheby’s New York in the Upper East Side from Wednesday, November 1, 2023; for auction on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 6pm. 🇺🇸 🇫🇷 🇩🇪 🇲🇽 🇪🇸
Emily Fisher Landau was one of those New York art ladies who shaped the narratives of 20th-century art, especially at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
She built her collection from the 1960s to the 1980s using funds from the insurance settlement of a jewel heist. It contains masterpieces of 20th-century art. Seeing it is an education in art history.
She defined her collector’s vision through Joseph Albers. The German Bauhaus colorist, and educator of many American contemporary artists at Black Mountain College, had a direct connection with Latin American art. In the “Joseph Albers in Mexico” exhibition at the Guggenheim, Lauren Hinkson, Associate Curator Collections, noticed similarities in ancient architecture and Albers’ geometric art from his personal photos of his trips to Mexico and Peru. Ancient American designs were one of his inspirations.
It’s special to see a collection of this calibre. It’s on view with more great auction art at Sotheby’s this November.
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