Celebrating John Cheim's Visionary Collection: A Life of Beauty | Spotlight

New York | 15 – 16 November 2023

The Collection of John Cheim is a singularly exceptional grouping of works that capture an all-encompassing vision and curatorial spirit. Together, the collection reflects decades of a life spent championing artists, their vision and the objects of stunning beauty which result.

This November, Sotheby’s will offer a selection of works from the Collection of John Cheim across the Contemporary Evening Auction and Contemporary Day Auction, allowing for a rare glimpse of the extraordinary gallerist, curator, and visionary who reshaped the New York art world. The Evening Sale group will be led by Joan Mitchell’s Sunflowers as well as works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louise Bourgeois, Lynda Benglis and Alice Neel. A further selection will be offered in a single-owner sequence in the Contemporary Day Auction by artists including Jenny Holzer, Ron Gorchov, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alex Katz, Sean Scully, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol and many more.

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