F ew collections so powerfully capture a moment in time and place, and history, as The David M. Solinger Collection. Assembled with a deft eye, singular passion and pursuit, The Collection represents the greatest achievements in art in both New York and Europe following the Second World War. The Evening Auction is led by iconic masterworks from the defining titans of Modernism, including Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Willem de Kooning, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, and Paul Klee. Reflecting the transatlantic dynamism between the greatest artists of the era, The Collection not only traces art history but foretells it.
David M. Solinger: A Vision Across Continents
The Collection also tells the story of David Solinger himself, and his enduring legacy of philanthropy and support for notable institutions inspired by a lifelong passion for art. As a highly successful and pioneering lawyer, his dedication and foresight within the field would lead him to become an expert specializing in the developing worlds of television, advertising and art law, preceding many of his peers. Later, as a trustee and then President of the Whitney Museum of American Art – the first from outside the founding family – he steered the museum from a small private institution to the internationally acclaimed museum it is today. And as a benefactor, he generously gave significant artworks to the Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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