Sotheby's American Art sale on 21 May will present an exceptional group of paintings, sculpture and works on paper. Among the highlights is Edward Hopper’s Shakespeare at Dusk, an evocative depiction of the Central Park Mall at twilight that belongs to the artist’s celebrated series of New York cityscapes. Additionally, we will be offering a preeminent and widely exhibited group of nineteenth century Hudson River School paintings (All That Is Glorious Around Us: Property from an Important American Collector) that is led by Sanford Robinson Gifford’s A Lake Twilight, a dramatic depiction of the nation’s landscape at the brink of the Civil War. We are also proud to present Milton Avery’s Two Figures on Beach from The Collection of Elaine Attias, two Frederic Remington bronzes Sold by the Art Institute of Chicago, and important works by African American artists Jacob Lawrence, Horace Pippin, and Hale Woodruff.
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