NEW YORK – Meet four young tastemakers invited by Sotheby’s to shop our June sale of Contemporary Art. Choose your favourites from our online catalogue or at the preview exhibition in our galleries.


Hannah Bronfman & Brendan Fallis
Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis have taken the DJ, fashion and entrepreneurial worlds by storm. The couple have provided music at events for some of the most high-profile fashion brands in the world, including Christian Louboutin, Fendi and H&M, as well as Ebay, Moët-Chandon and UNICEF. This past autumn, Brendan released his single “Day and All Night,” featuring Kate Moss. Between them, the couple has been featured on the pages of glossies such as GQ, Vanity Fair, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. Brendan is also a partner in a talent management firm and two startups, an E-commerce site and a coconut water brand, Waiola. Hannah co-founded the app Beautified. A former dancer, Hannah favours dynamic art. “I’ve always been drawn to pieces with a lot of movement,” she says.

CINDY SHERMAN, Untitled #105, 1982, Estimate $40,000–60,000
LUCIEN SMITH, Duck, duck, goose, 2013, Estimate $5,000–7,000
ESTEBAN VICENTE, Untitled, circa 1950, Estimate $5,000–7,000
RICHARD PRINCE, Untitled, 2011, Estimate $8,000–12,000


Robert Blumenthal 
Robert Blumenthal opened his namesake gallery on Madison Avenue in February. A collector of contemporary art for more than a decade, Robert passionately supports the careers of emerging artists. He has also been involved with various institutions including LA MOCA, the Bass Museum and MoMA. Robert’s collection includes historical pieces by Chris Burden, Isa Genzken and Robert Heinecken but is predominantly focused on work created within the past ten years. The expansive sculpture garden of his Miami residence features a work by Sam Falls – “an innovator,” says Robert, who includes a fabric work by Falls in his selections.

JIM SHAW, I was drawing a friend of mine..., 1998, Estimate $2,000–3,000
JEFF KOONS, Puppy, 1998, Estimate $6,000–8,000
SAM FALLS, Untitled (Red, Topanga, CA), 2012, Estimate $12,000–8,000
RICHARD TUTTLE, Pt. Drawing No. 38, 1974, Estimate $5,000–7,000


Chrissy Crawford
Chrissy Crawford is the founder of ArtStar and Little Collector, two online platforms for discovering and collecting contemporary art at affordable prices. Little Collector collaborates with artists to create art specifically for children and produces free art events for families. Chrissy has worked at the Aspen Art Museum and David Floria Gallery, as well as in advisory and curatorial capacities for a range of collectors, galleries and institutions. Chrissy collects work by Mickalene Thomas, Laurie Simmons and Andrea Mary Marshall. “I particularly collect work by female artists, especially naughty females,” says Chrissy, who chose a provocative Barbara Kruger text-and-photo piece from the sale.

BARBARA KRUGER, Untitled (My Face is Your Fortune), 1982, Estimate $35,000–45,000
TOM SACHS, Pandaba, 2010, Estimate $5,000–7,000
MAIKE ABETZ & OLIVER DRESCHER, Instant Karma, 2005, Estimate $6,000–8,000
KEHINDE WILEY, After El Greco's The Annunciation, 2009, Estimate $3,500–5,000