Christie's is pleased to offer the following selection of works from a Distinguished New York Collection. The works on offer are but a sliver years by collectors with unique vision, understanding and appreciation of a diverse range of artistic movements. There are many highlights and works of particular note within the collection, one that started with a passion and understanding of the extraordinary influence of Pablo Picasso over the entirety of 20th Century art. For this collector Picasso is absolute, the root from which everything else emanates and evolves--an undeniable influence. Before anything was or is added into the collection it has to be judged worthy of hanging alongside works by the Spanish master.