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Event Date20 January 10:00 AM EST | Live auction 20689

The Collection of Peter and Barbara Goodman

New York
The Collection of Peter and Barbara Goodman

Sale Overview

Fresh to the market and brimming with color, the Collection of Peter and Barbara Goodman stands as one of the most astutely curated assemblages of American Folk Art. From masterpieces of American portraiture and early furniture forms with old surfaces to painted toleware and Shaker boxes, the Collection is remarkable for its consistent high quality with many of the offerings representing the “best in kind” of their type. The Goodmans were both artistically talented and their keen eye for beauty and insistence on pristine condition makes this one of the most exciting Americana sales to come to market in recent years.

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20 Jan 10:00 AM (EST) Lots 101-238

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Brought to you by

Cara Zimmerman

Cara Zimmerman

Head of Americana and Outsider Art | American Folk Art

Cara Zimmerman is a Vice President, Head of Americana and Outsider Art. Since joining the company in 2014, Cara has developed and expanded Christie’s Outsider Art sales, creating stand-alone auctions for the category and achieving world auction records for important Outsider artists including William Edmondson, William Hawkins, Bill Traylor, and Carlo Zinelli, among many others. She has also been instrumental in highly successful Folk Art sales, which have achieved top prices for works by artists including Edward Hicks, Ammi Phillips, Wilhelm Schimmel, and Samuel Addison and Ruth Whittier Shute.

Before joining Christie’s, Cara worked for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and served as Executive Director for the Foundation for Self-Taught Artists in Philadelphia. She has edited and written for catalogues published by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Ackland Art Museum at UNC Chapel Hill, San Jose State University, and the University of Delaware University Museums. Cara received her AB from Harvard University and her MA from the University of Delaware. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Delaware.

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