Jerome H. Stone succeeded in turning a family business into a multi-billion dollar firm, Stone Container Corporation.  A long-time civic leader and philanthropist in Chicago, Mr. Stone was a primary fundraiser in the efforts to build the current Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.  His greatest achievement, in 1970, turned a grassroots effort into the national organization now known as the Alzheimer’s Association.  He shined a beacon on a little known disease, which is today recognized globally. Together with his beloved wife Evelyn, the couple built an outstanding Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art collection drawn exclusively from leading dealers of the day and unseen in public for more than 40 years.

AUCTION VIDEO

Jerome H. Stone was a dedicated philanthropist and a discerning collector. Working with renowned dealers such as Pierre Matisse and Sidney Janis, Mr. Stone assembled an extraordinary group of works by 20th century masters including Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger, Alberto Giacometti and Joan Miró. David Norman, Co-Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art, Worldwide and Jeremiah Evarts, Head of Evening Sales, Impressionist & Modern Art, New York, introduce the Stone Collection which will be presented as a major highlight of Sotheby's spring season, beginning with the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 5 May in New York.

AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS

FERNAND LÉGER
La Roue bleue, état définitif
ALBERTO GIACOMETTI
Buste de Diego (Aménophis)
JOAN MIRÓ
L'Oiseau encerclant de l'or étincelant la pensée du poète

AUCTION CALENDAR

The Art of Inspiration: The Jerome H. Stone Collection will appear in the following Sotheby’s auctions in 2015:

Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale
New York, 5 May

Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale
New York, 6 May

Contemporary Art Day Auction
New York, 13 May

Contemporary Art Auctions
Paris, 2-3 June

    

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