T his November, Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Auction is honored to present an extraordinary collection of works ranging from the formations of American Pop to today. Anchored by an exceptional selection of works from the most distinguished private collections across the globe, the sale will feature works from the Collection of Douglas S. Cramer, the Collection of Jay I. Kislak, and the Collection of John Kaldor. Each work in the aforementioned collections showcases the incredible vision and profound influence of these notable patrons. The sale will provide a historical context in which to offer the most well-established artists from the period such as David Hockney, Alma Thomas, Helen Frankenthaler and Donald Judd, as well as a platform to present an exemplary assortment of works by Contemporary and living artists such as Julie Mehretu, Elizabeth Peyton, Amoako Boafo and Jonas Wood.
Sotheby’s is honored to be offering 15 works from the Collection of John Kaldor – ranging from the Post-War period to present. A dedicated collector, patron and supporter of contemporary art, Kaldor has been integral in bringing innovative art to the Australian public for over half a century through his nonprofit organization Kaldor Public Art Projects.
Collector Jay I. Kislak (1922–2018) lived an extraordinary—and extraordinarily productive—life. He brought remarkable energy and passion to a wide array of endeavors— education, aviation, business, philanthropy and most importantly, art collecting. Highlights from the Kislak Collection in the Contemporary Day Auction include works by Josef Albers, Robert Indiana, Pat Steir and Joan Mitchell.
Jay I. Kislak: An Extraordinary Collection
Sotheby’s Modern Day Auction will focus on works that capture the spirit of the various ways in which artists of the late 19th century and first half of the 20th century dared to challenge established norms of artistic practice to create a new and wholly modern vision of art. The first session of the sale unites these critical artistic movements and features work by artists such as Alexander Calder, Sam Francis, Jean Dubuffet, Willem de Kooning, William Baziotes and Joseph Cornell.