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Event Date20 October 06:00 PM EDT | Live auction 21604

The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 1 | Important Pictures and Decorative Arts, Evening Sale

The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 1 | Important Pictures and Decorative Arts, Evening Sale

Sale Overview

On 20 October, Christie’s will present a dedicated Evening Sale of works from The Ann and Gordon Getty Collection. This sale will be the first in a series of four landmark live auctions devoted to this outstanding collection this fall. Proceeds from all sales will benefit the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation for the Arts, pledged to the support of arts and science organisations.

Together, Ann and Gordon Getty built one of the most important and diverse collections of fine and decorative arts in American history. The Evening Sale showcases the cornerstone works from this rich and varied collection. Old Masters, Nineteenth Century and Impressionist Drawings and Paintings, including works by Canaletto, Fragonard, Liotard, Blanche, Monet, Cassatt, Manet, and Matisse are presented in concert with masterpieces of English and European furniture by Vile, Chippendale and Grendey. Further highlights include sculpture by Clodion, porcelain by Sèvres, important Chinese works of art and and 20th Century Design, including masterpieces by Tiffany.

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Auction times
20 Oct 06:00 PM (EDT) Lots 1-60

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Sarah El-Tamer

Sarah El-Tamer

Vice President, Specialist, Head of Day Sales | Impressionist & Modern Art

Sarah El-Tamer is a Vice President and Specialist, Head of Day Sales for the Impressionist and Modern Art Department in New York. Sarah started at Christie’s in May 2010 in the Post-War and Contemporary Art department and joined the Impressionist and Modern Art department in July 2011. In June 2014, Sarah became the department's inaugural Head of Online Sales, successfully leading six consecutive 100% sold-by-lot 'white glove' Picasso Ceramics Online Sales. She was promoted to AVP, Head of Day Sale in January 2019, and has served as VP, Head of Day Sales since July 2022. Sarah received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in Art History and Economics. A native New Yorker with Lebanese heritage, Sarah is fluent in Arabic and French.
Elizabeth Seigel

Elizabeth Seigel

Vice President, Specialist | Private & Iconic Collections

Elizabeth Seigel is a Vice President, Specialist in Private and Iconic Collections. She joined Christie’s King Street in 2011, and in 2012 moved to New York as a specialist across Decorative Arts, focusing on English and European furniture, tapestries, porcelain and 19th century decorative arts. Since joining the Private and Iconic Collections team in 2015 she has helped to coordinate the landmark collections of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Betsy Bloomingdale, Joan Rivers, Peggy and David Rockefeller, and Jayne Wrightsman. Additionally, she has headed successful single owner sports memorabilia sales, most recently the 2021 auction Extra Innings: A Private Collection of Important Baseball Memorabilia. Liz graduated from Cornell University magna cum laude, and received her Master of Letters with distinction from Christie’s Education, London.
Deborah Coy

Deborah Coy

Senior Vice President, Head of Department | 19th Century European Art

Deborah Coy returned to Christie’s in 2011 as Vice President, Senior Specialist for 19th Century European Art. From 2009 until 2011 she was Head of European Paintings at another major auction house in New York, and from 2003 to 2009, she was Head of the 19th Century European Department at Christie's New York. Deborah also served for 15 years as Senior Fine Arts Appraiser in Christie’s Estates & Appraisals department, where her responsibilities included appraising paintings and drawings from all areas and centuries. In her current role, Ms. Coy is responsible for organizing the department’s sales, overseeing appraisals, and piloting long-term business and client development. Ms. Coy earned her B.A. in Art History from Wellesley College, an M.A. in Art History from Williams College, and holds a J.D. from Villanova University.

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