A Celebration of Art Deco: Masterworks from the Collection of Dr. Stephen E. Kelly Evening Sale

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A Celebration of Art Deco: Masterworks from the Collection of Dr. Stephen E. Kelly Evening Sale

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A Celebration of Art Deco: Masterworks from the Collection of Dr. Stephen E. Kelly Evening Sale
Auction: Wed 9 Dec 2020
Exhibition: to Wed 9 Dec 2020
By Appointment

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Sotheby’s is honoured to present A Celebration of Art Deco: Masterworks from the Collection of Dr. Stephen E. Kelly. The collection is, at its essence, a true celebration of the modernity, sophistication, richness, and aesthetic innovation of the artistic movement that defined the first half of the 20th Century. The impeccable quality of the collection is owed to the unbridled passion and unparalleled connoisseurship of its architect, Dr. Stephen E. Kelly. Over the course of his decades-long career as a leading ophthalmologist on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Dr. Kelly’s love of Art Deco flourished as he sought the highest quality works by such masters as Eileen Gray, Jean Goulden, Armand-Albert Rateau, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, and Jean Dunand, among others. His passion for the material suffused his life and, after retiring from his medical profession, translated into his second career as a gallerist. Beyond his success both in medicine and art, Dr. Kelly was known by all as the consummate gentleman, a philanthropist, and a true and spirited admirer of the arts. His collection celebrates both the very best of Art Deco and the story of a quintessential collector who pursued his life-long passion with great vigor, exacting standards, and integrity. A Celebration of Art Deco: Masterworks from the Collection of Dr. Stephen E. Kelly will be presented across two auctions on December 9 and 10.

Following the guidelines for the Phase Four reopening of Manhattan, we are able to accommodate clients in our building by appointment only. The exhibition for this sale will open on 5 December and will close on 9 December at 5PM. To schedule an appointment please click here or contact appointmentsNY@sothebys.com or +1 212 606 7171. You can read more about our safety requirements here.

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