Art as a Window to the Mind: The Collection of Gerald L. Lennard

New York | 14-17 May

In this episode of Expert Voices, Sotheby’s Chairman Oliver Barker and Art Advisor Laura Paulson explore the Gerald L. Lennard Foundation Collection, to be offered across Sotheby’s Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Auctions in New York. Passionately assembled by Gerard L. Lennard primarily in the 1970s and '80s, the collection embodies a cerebral preoccupation with the human psyche underpinned by Mr. Lennard’s intense curiosity about the motivations that drove artists to create. Included in the collection are rare examples from icons of 20th century painting, including Willem de Kooning's Untitled X, Francis Bacon's final portrait of his lover George Dyer, and the most comprehensive group of late works by Philip Guston ever to appear at auction. Proceeds from the collection will benefit the Foundation's ongoing mission.

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