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Featured Works from the Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion


S otheby’s is honored to present works from the collection of legendary philanthropist and collector Mrs. John L. Marion. A testament to her taste and foresight, the present selection of works encapsulates the essential achievements of Post-War Abstract painting and places these masterpieces in dialogue with the very best of American Pop. Taken together, the collection reflects myriad developments that took place over the course of the Twentieth Century and testifies to its creator’s extraordinary vision. The private collection of visionary philanthropist, renowned art collector, and legendary Texan Anne Marion (1938-2020) will be unveiled for the first time at Sotheby’s this spring. Widely celebrated throughout her lifetime, both for her generous support of cultural institutions, critical contributions to education and healthcare, and for her passion for the life and traditions of the American Southwest where her family had been rooted for generations, Anne Marion held a fabled status among art lovers and ranchers alike. And yet, despite the public-facing nature of her support for so many leading American museums, the treasures of Anne Marion’s own private collection have remained – until now - largely unknown. Sotheby’s forthcoming exhibition and sale of that collection will therefore represent, for many, the first opportunity to appreciate the exceptional caliber and scope of the collection of a woman who – whether for art, horses or business – had a keen eye and a sense for picking winners.

American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion

Auction Calendar

American Visionary: The Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion May 2021
Contemporary Art Day Auction May, 2021
Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale 2021
American Visionary: Fine Jewels from the Collection of Mrs. John L. Marion May 2021
American Art May 2021
Old Master Paintings May 2021
19th Century European Art Spring 2021
Style Summer 2021

S otheby’s was pleased to showcase a selection of Mrs. Marion’s Jewelry in Dallas, Houston and Fort Worth at the end of April 2021. Visit the sale page to browse the pieces.


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