Leslie & Johanna Garfield and the Joy of Collecting Prints


Sotheby’s is honored to present the Leslie & Johanna Garfield Collection of prints at auctions across several sales in New York and London for 2023 and 2024. The Garfields’ devotion to amassing an in-depth survey of fine prints and their steadfast commitment to art-related foundations was exceptional. These sales celebrate the extraordinary legacy of Leslie and Johanna Garfield’s obsession with prints. They had expansive eyes and were always open to new artists to complement their deep holdings of American woodcuts, British modernists, Jasper Johns, David Hockney, and British Pop. Over their lifetimes, they acquired more than 6,000 works on paper (plus a few paintings and sculptures), all because as Jo once noted, “We just really liked them.”

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