Following the extraordinary success of the Property from the The Pincus Collection, and the Pincus Foundation, in May 2012, Christie's is pleased to be offering additional works from this esteemed collection.
Great partners in collecting, David and Gerry began to build their collection with artists from the New York School. Acquired four years after their marriage, one of their earliest acquisitions was Franz Kline's De Medici. This powerful and important picture led David and Gerry to eventually acquire works by Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Clyfford Still, and Mark Rothko.
David and Gerry loved collecting artists in depth and the collection was notable for representing an artist's work in paintings, drawings and sculpture. They had a deep appreciation for Willem de Kooning and acquired works throughout his career. Included in this sale are works from 1945 until 1987, showing the full spectrum of de Kooning's genius.
The collection continued to evolve and in the 1980's, David and Gerry became aware of the work of Anselm Kiefer, an artist who would become extremely important to the Pincus'. David and Gerry visited his studio on their many trips to Europe and Kiefer visited the Pincus' at their home in Philadelphia. Widely exhibited, Eisen-Steig, 1986, is one of the most powerful and imposing works from The The Pincus Collection.