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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 259

First open of post-war and contemporary art

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 agosto 2014

contemporary artNew-York – Christie’s is pleased to present a selection of works from a prestigious Canadian collection to be sold in New York in September. Assembled by Arlene Goldman and George Hartman over the past ten years, approximately 100 works will be sold during the First Open live auction on September 23rd as well as the First Open Online sale from September 18th to 30th. With estimates ranging from $1,000 to $500,000, this sale will offer works for the seasoned and new collector alike.
ARLENE GOLDMAN AND GEORGE HARTMAN Goldman and Hartman became well known international collectors with an appetite for cutting edge, experimental art, often selecting artists in the early phase of their development. They have championed artists with passionate conviction by donating numerous important works to leading Canadian art museums. David Altmejd’s breakout 2007 Venice Biennale installation, “The Index,” as well as large-scale works by Marcel Dzama, Jonathan Meese, Wangechi Mutu have been gifted to the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; while works by Thomas Houseago and Folkert de Jonge among others, have been donated to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. They also gave over 100 works to The Glenbow Museum in Calgary. Highlights from the Goldman and Hartman collection include works in all media that reflect Twenty-First Century tendencies of experimentation, often embracing global cultural tendencies emanating from Europe and Africa as well as Canada and the United States. “This is Now: Property from the George Hartman and Arlene Goldman Collection” accurately reflects the adventuresome and keen eye of collectors operating at the forefront of the international art world.

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