Joseph H. Hirshhorn: Collector for A Nation - An Online Sale

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Joseph H. Hirshhorn: Collector for A Nation - An Online Sale

New York

Joseph H. Hirshhorn: Collector for A Nation - An Online Sale
Auction: Mon 23 Mar - Thu 2 Apr 2020
Exhibition: to Thu 2 Apr 2020
temporary closure


Sale N10314

23 March – 2 April 2020 | New York | full auction details


This auction will be an online-only sale taking place between 23 March and 2 April at 12:00p.m. EDT. All successful buyers will be contacted to discuss options for shipment and collection of property – please note that global shipments are currently experiencing delays. While our New York building is currently closed, our staff is available to assist you at any time; please see contact information below.

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has been a leading voice for Contemporary Art and culture since its opening in 1974—providing some of the first exposure to the field for visitors to our nation’s capital. Undiminished by time, the Hirshhorn’s collection has remained continually relevant through its innovative programming. Today the museum embodies the forward-thinking and prescient vision of its founder, Joseph H. Hirshhorn. A Latvian-born immigrant whose family moved to New York when he was eight years old, Hirshhorn started his career on Wall Street before becoming a successful financier and philanthropist. While Hirshhorn’s first purchases were two Dürer etchings, he eventually turned his attention to 19th- and 20th-century American painters, early modernists and Contemporary Art. His generous donations over time of more than 12,000 works to the Museum included permission to deaccession works through the authority of the Board of Trustees; with all proceeds going into acquisition funds for new works of art. Joseph H. Hirshhorn: Collector for a Nation showcases the breadth of Hirshhorn’s expansive collection, including highlights from existential modernist Jan Lebenstein and sculptor Sorel Etrog. The sale promises bold yet accessible examples of 20th century abstraction from Lily Harmon, Jacques Dupont and Jack Leonard Shadbolt, as well as an extensive assortment of sculptures from Chaim Gross, Shay Rieger, Sarah Jackson and others.  

For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+1 212 606 7000

For all enquiries please contact:

Elizabeth Goodridge

Associate Vice President


American Art

+1 212 606 7280


Colton Klein

Associate Cataloguer

American Art

+1 212 606 7280


Emilia Alvarez

Specialist Assistant & Content Coordinator

Impressionist & Modern Art

+1 212 894 1980


Julia Sylvester

Associate Cataloguer & Online Sale Coordinator

Impressionist & Modern Art

+1 212 894 1752


Elizabeth Horner

Administrator, Online Sales

Impressionist & Modern Art

+1 212 894 7441


Daniela Lazo-Cedré

Associate Cataloguer

Contemporary Art

+1 212 894 1382


Kacie DeSabla

Associate Cataloguer and Sale Coordinator

Contemporary Art

+1 212 894 1816


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