Beloved by the artists and institutions they support, Sherry and Joel Mallin have, over the last three decades of their joint collecting careers, assembled a collection that is unique in breadth, vast in scope, and distinctly personal - a mirror to their curiosity, warmth and deep friendships within the art community.
From the moment that Joel and Sherry were reunited in the 1980s, art became their life. As their relationship blossomed, art was central to their conversation: a work by Christo which hung in Joel’s home triggered conversations about the different things that might be happening within it, proving that art really is whatever you want to make of it. Together, they joined an art class where they made long-lasting friends with whom they would tour the New York galleries every week for the next 21 years.
Now, as the Mallins part with the 15-acre sculpture-filled grounds, the purpose-built 10,000 square foot ‘Art Barn’ and their magical home at Buckhorn Park, the hundreds of works that adorned its various spaces will come to auction at Sotheby’s, to be offered between October 2022 and 2024.
Among the various offerings will be a landmark dedicated sale, in February 2023, of some 31 outdoor sculptures from Buckhorn Park. Featuring works by Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Anthony Gormley, William Kentridge, Richard Serra, Jaume Plensa and Joel Shapiro.