Contemporary Art

An Artistic Home: The Collection of Aviva & Jacob Baal-Teshuva

Sotheby’s is honored to present An Artistic Home: The Collection of Aviva & Jacob Baal-Teshuva. Representing more than fifty years of collecting by this remarkable couple, renowned author and art critic Jacob and well-established artist Aviva, the collection is a veritable treasure trove of Modern and Contemporary Art which spans the 20th Century from Chagall, Léger and Picasso to Yves Klein, Dubuffet and Christo. The full catalogue will be available and the bidding will commence online 30 November at 12PM ET.


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