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Pioneering Philanthropists: Mamdouha & Elmer Bobst

Prominent New York philanthropists Mamdouha and Elmer Holmes Bobst amassed a stunning collection of art and jewels, which will be sold this spring to benefit the causes the couple supported during their lifetimes, notably New York University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The American University of Beirut and Princeton University. Among the Impressionist paintings that the Bobsts acquired in the 1960s are works by Monet, Renoir and Bonnard, which have remained untouched for half a century. Jewels from Mamdouha Bobst’s personal collection include bold, colourful pieces, featuring mid-century signed jewels from iconic firms such as Van Cleef & Arpels and Harry Winston to rare pieces by coveted designers Marianne Ostier and Donald Claflin. 

Learn more about the Bobst collection and view the sales calendar, here.