The Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale

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The Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale

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The Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale
Auction: Mon 29 Jun 2020
Exhibition: to Mon 29 Jun 2020
By Appointment

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Sotheby’s is honored to offer more than 450 works from the celebrated collection of Ginny Williams across a series of sales throughout 2020, beginning with a dedicated evening auction to be held in New York on 29 June.

29 June 2020 | New York | full auction details

 

A pioneering collector and gallerist born in rural Virginia in 1927, Ginny Williams was a larger-than-life personality and dynamic force in the contemporary art and photographs communities in Denver, Colorado, where she lived and worked from the late-1950s onwards, as well as on the East Coast, including her time on the boards of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

 

As an avid photographer herself, who studied with Austrian-American photojournalist and photographer Ernst Haas, Williams’s collecting journey began with classical figurative photography, which led her to open the Ginny Williams Gallery in Denver in the 1980s. She later developed a passion for collecting Abstract Expressionist and Contemporary art, with a particular focus on the work of pioneering female modernists such as Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell, Lee Krasner, Alice Neel, and Louise Bourgeois, whose career she impacted as both patron and friend. By the time of her passing in 2019, Williams had assembled the largest collection of works by Bourgeois in private hands, set the auction record for Helen Frankenthaler, and amassed an extensive collection in which the majority of works are by women artists.

Williams’s collection of works by trailblazing female modernists will form the centerpiece of the Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale – immediately preceding the Contemporary Art Evening Auction – on 29 June. Additional dedicated auctions include Photographs from The Ginny Williams Collection this July, featuring the work of Diane Arbus, Dorothea Lange and Tina Modotti alongside iconic images of the early-20th century by Edward Weston and Herbert Bayer, as well as The Ginny Williams Collection Online Sale, open for bidding this summer. Property from the Ginny Williams Collection will highlight a number of various-owner auctions throughout the year, most notably a group of nearly 50 works offered in our Contemporary Art Day Auction on 30 June. 

For assistance with bidding and registration, please contact:

+1 212 606 7414

bids.newyork@sothebys.com

For all enquiries please contact the Contemporary Art department at +1 212-606-7254

Grégoire Billault

Senior Vice President

Head of Contemporary Art

Grégoire.Billault@sothebys.com

Amy Cappellazzo

Chairman, Executive Vice President

Fine Arts Division

Amy.Cappellazzo@sothebys.com

Leslie Prouty

Senior Vice President

Senior Specialist

Contemporary Art

Leslie.Prouty@sothebys.com

Michael Macaulay

Senior Vice President

Senior International Specialist

Contemporary Art

Michael.Macaulay@sothebys.com

Saara Pritchard

Senior Vice President

Senior Specialist

Contemporary Art

Saara.Pritchard@sothebys.com

David Galperin

Senior Vice President

Head of Evening Sale

Contemporary Art

David.Galperin@sothebys.com

347-404-8805

Kelsey Leonard

Associate Specialist

Contemporary Art

Kelsey.Leonard@sothebys.com

Lucius Elliott

Associate Specialist & Researcher

Contemporary Art

Lucius.Elliott@sothebys.com

646-420-4644

Carly Gamson

Researcher

Contemporary Art

Carly.Gamson@sothebys.com

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