Ginny Williams was an avid art collector and dealer who revolutionized private and institutional art collection. An artist herself, Williams had an eye for detail, and her vision helped launch a successful career for many of her fellow women artists. The upcoming Ginny Williams Collection Evening Sale, offered by Sotheby’s, will commence a series of auctions throughout 2020 from Williams’ collection. Joan Mitchell was among the artists whose works dominate Williams’ collection. One highlight is a 1956 oil on canvas titled Liens Colorés. After completing school in 1947, Mitchell traveled to Paris. It was here that she composed Liens Colorés, a prominent example of her early style. The complicated brushstrokes, unobstructed flow of colors, and balancing white passages are notable features of this painting.
Also showcased is an early example of Robert Rauschenberg’s juxtaposed abstract work. This piece indicates the economic and industrial development of the southeastern United States. Transposing three-dimentional objects onto a flat surface, this piece was made with newspapers, oil, and fabrics. The auction will also present works from Lee Krasner, Ellsworth Kelly, and Donald Judd. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (18)
# of Lots:18
Price Range:$300,000 - $7,000,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Liens Colorés oil on canvas by Joan Mitchell.||
|State oil, newspaper, and fabric on canvas by Robert Rauschenberg.||
|Earth Green oil on canvas by Lee Krasner.||
|Purple Panel oil on canvas by Ellsworth Kelly.||
|Untitled’ aluminum with blue Plexiglas sheets by Donald Judd.||
|Yellow Dancer acrylic on panel by Richard Tuttle.||
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Fine Art
- Mixed Media
- Donald Judd
- Ellsworth Kelly
- Ginny Williams
- Joan Mitchell
- Lee Krasner
- Richard Tuttle
- Robert Rauschenberg
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