S otheby’s is pleased to present Madeline and More: The Whimsical World of Ludwig Bemelmans, a charming group of paintings, illustrations and sketches by the beloved artist Ludwig Bemelmans. The sale features a selection of works related to the artist’s timeless Madeline series along with illustrations for some of his lesser known publications including The High World, Marina and Parsley. This thoughtfully assembled group originally belonged to a private collector who was close friends with Bemelmans and acquired many works directly from the artist. We are honored to offer the collection on behalf of his family and pay tribute to their extraordinary friendship.
This auction is live for bidding starting on 17 February 2021 and lots will begin closing at 10AM EST on 3 March 2021 Following the guidelines for the Phase Four reopening of Manhattan, we are able to accommodate clients in our building by appointment only. The exhibition for this sale will open on Saturday, February 27th and will close on Tuesday, March 2nd at 5pm. To make an appointment please call: +1 212 606 7171 or email appointmentsNY@sothebys.com.