The Schulhof Collection Heads to Christie’s This Fall
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Christie’s New York has announced it will be selling artwork from the Schulhof Collection across several sale categories this fall. The private collection features an outstanding range of Modern, Post-War and Contemporary works from artists such as Yves Klein, Sol Lewitt, Cy Twombly, Robert Ryman, Richard Sera, Joan Miro, Ellsworth Kelly and Pierre Soulages.
Hannelore and Rudolph Schulhof began buying art in the 1950s, developing close relationships with the artists and museums and quickly establishing themselves as highly-regarded collectors. Rudolph passed away in 1999 and was joined by his wife in February of this year, a death which sparked intense speculation as to the fate of their 350-work collection. Many of the works were donated to the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, as well as the Israel Museum, of which Rudolph was a founding director. More than 60 works from their collection will be sold through Christie’s.
A preview of the collection will take place at the Schulhof home in Kings Point, Long Island on September 22-23. After that, a selection of highlights will travel to London, Paris and San Francisco before arriving at the Christie’s Rockefeller Center location for a special exhibition.
Photos courtesy of Christies & TAN