RELEASE: PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF EVELYN D. HAAS

MAJOR COLLECTION REVEALS THE DISCERNING EYE OF PROMINENT BAY AREA ARTS PATRON, OUTDOORSWOMAN AND PHILANTHROPIST, EVELYN D. HAAS DIEBENKORN’S STUNNING BERKELEY #59 AND A PIVOTAL EARLY PAINTING BY BARNETT NEWMAN STAR AMONG WORKS BY PICASSO AND THIEBAUD

Worldwide

Select highlights on view in San Francisco April 17-18 at the Hedge Gallery, and in
New York April 21-25 at Christie’s Rockefeller Center Lobby Gallery 
 

New York – Christie’s is honored to announce the upcoming sale of an outstanding private American collection of Modern and Contemporary Art: Property from the Collection of Evelyn D. Haas.  As a patron of the arts and philanthropist, Mrs. Haas immersed herself in a wide range of volunteer work and was a devoted leader of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, while also becoming a well-regarded art connoisseur in her own right. Notable for the extraordinary quality, rarity and important art historical status of the works, her collection includes Modern and Contemporary paintings and sculpture, as well as important works on paper and prints. Among the artists represented in her collection are Post-War artists Richard Diebenkorn, Barnett Newman, Vija Celmins, Richard Prince and Wayne Thiebaud, plus Modern artists Pablo Picasso, Raoul Dufy and Maurice Utrillo. Christie’s will offer paintings, works on paper, and prints from her collection across a number of sales in April, May and July, and several photographs in October, (see appendix for details). The total combined value of the works, which will be offered across seven sale categories, is estimated to exceed $9 million.

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