Arthur Jay Edelman met his beloved wife of 66 years, Theodora, while studying at Sarah Lawrence College through the G.I. Bill. Shortly after graduation, the couple joined Teddy’s family leather tanning business, Fleming-Joffe. It was here that Teddy and Arthur identified a talented, young graphic designer: Andy Warhol. Warhol would remain a dear friend of the Edelman family throughout his lifetime and contributed the iconic chair artwork used in Edelman Leather advertisements for decades.
The Edelmans would launch their eponymous leather brand in 1981 and were titans in the field of interior design. Edelman Leather presented the quality and innovation of its visionary founders.
The Edelman family residence, Alligator Farm, in Ridgefield, Connecticut showcased the couple’s passion for art and design and their personal collection included important examples of Tiffany Studios lamps, old master paintings and Andy Warhol artworks.
Sotheby’s is honored to be entrusted with the sale of works from the Teddy and Arthur Edelman Collection.
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