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Drawn Together: The Collection of Marcia and Stanley Gumberg, featuring Modern Masterworks on Paper

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T his May, Sotheby’s is proud to present Drawn Together: The Collection of Marcia and Stanley Gumberg, featuring Modern Masterworks on Paper, a stunning group of Modernist and Contemporary paintings, drawings and sculptures. Assembled by Marcia and Stanley Gumberg with the utmost connoisseurship and exquisitely displayed in their Pittsburgh home, the seminal works in the Collection represent a visionary summary of both American Abstract Expressionism and European Modernism, the two defining pillars of 20th-century art. Notably, the Collection showcases an extraordinary grouping of 20th-century masterworks on paper at their most striking; from the vigorous lines of Arshile Gorky to the sweeping strokes of Willem de Kooning, the emphatic forms of Robert Motherwell to the lush surfaces of Philip Guston, these works on paper are revelatory of each artist’s true genius and skill. Beyond the caliber of the works on paper, the Gumbergs' unparalleled skill in integrating exceptional works across media creates thrilling dialogues within their Collection, juxtaposing such artists as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Georg Baselitz, Richard Prince and more in a manner both engaging and immersive.

To be offered in Sotheby’s sales across Modern and Contemporary art this spring and summer, the Gumberg Collection will be led by a selection of five works in our May 2022 Modern Evening Auction in New York. This curated grouping will feature Picasso’s richly rendered Mousequetaire à la pipe, buste alongside highlights from the Gumbergs' masterworks on paper, including Gorky’s Fireplace in Virginia and de Kooning’s Leaves of Weehawken, among others. An additional group of artworks, including Philip Guston’s Grove II from 1959 as well as a selection of modern masterworks on paper, will be offered in our May 18, 2022 Modern Day Auction. The Gumberg Collection will continue in the May 20, 2022 Contemporary Day Auction, featuring works by Joel Shapiro, Georg Baselitz and Richard Prince among others.

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