Few collections have been assembled with as much of an intrepid singular concept as the CAP collection. Before the word “globalization” had made its way into the common vernacular, the CAP collection was built on the conviction that the most interesting and radical artistic statements were to be found beyond the cosmopolitan hubs of New York and London – in the strate of Johannesburg, the strassen of Germany, the calles of Puerto Rico and many other regions of the world. As the collector has observed, “In a world that is moving closer towards globalization, I have noticed a powerful undercurrent that draws large segments of the world’s population closer to an affirmation of individual identity and specific perspectives.”
Further, the collection was assembled with a keen eye for innovation and quality. Passion + Transmission is an exceptional opportunity for collectors to acquire works by artists selected for their powerful, clear and unique voices. Featured are some of the most important of recent generations, including Christopher Wool, William Kentridge, Francis Alÿs, Tracey Emin, Sue Williams and Enoc Perez. Their works represent a cross-section of the most important movements of Contemporary Art being practiced today. As noted by David Breuer-Weil, “Art is an instinct, not a product. It never goes away, it is constantly regenerated. Viewing the CAP collection in total is like witnessing this regeneration.”
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this Collection will benefit the CAP Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to education, arts, medical research and the environment and strives to provide opportunities to individuals or groups who do not have the means to achieve their full potential without outside assistance. Sotheby’s is tremendously privileged to offer such a distinguished collection of International Contemporary art for sale and looks forward to sharing with you the extraordinary regenerative vision of the CAP collection.