Contemporary Art

Property from the Private Collection of Robert Motherwell and Renate Ponsold Motherwell

By Sotheby's

A collection that traces the development of Modern art as it evolved from Surrealism to post-war Abstract Expressionism could only have been amassed by someone who actively participated in these circles and contributed to their legendary output. The veritable treasure trove that is the personal collection of Robert Motherwell and his wife, Renate Ponsold Motherwell, exemplifies the deep peer-to-peer relationships amongst the most significant pioneers of these artistic movements. Beginning with Max Ernst’s Le Roi jouant avec la reine to be offered in the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening auction on May 16th and continuing through the Impressionist & Modern Art Day auction on May 17th, the Contemporary Art Day auction on May 19th and subsequent sales in the fall, Sotheby’s is honored to present works from the Private Collection of Robert Motherwell and Renate Ponsold Motherwell that illustrate the continuum that is abstraction as it moved from Europe to America in the 20th century. 
 

Property from the Private Collection of Robert Motherwell and Renate Ponsold Motherwell will be on exhibition in Sotheby's New York galleries from 5–18 May.

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