Sotheby's celebrates 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.
The Garfield Collection is both broad and deep, featuring well established artists as well as lesser known ones, always with a dynamic exploration of their work within the printmaking medium. Their genuine curiosity and enthusiasm for discovery, of an artist or of an obscure impression, was steadfast, such that the diversity of the names was as remarkable as the survey of their works.
The Leslie & Johanna Garfield Collection of prints will be presented at auction across several sales in New York and London in 2023 and 2024.