The Cultured Life

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6pm

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID): NYSID Auditorium | 170 East 70th Street, NYC
Tickets: $12 general public, $10 seniors and non-NYSID students, NYSID students are free. Reception will follow the lecture. To learn more about other public programs this month click hereRSVP (to purchase tickets in advance).

You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by Helen W. Drutt. English Rooms of Revelation, Environments of Contemporary Crafts. Helen W. Drutt English is founder/director of her eponymous gallery in Philadelphia (1973-2002), among the first galleries in the United States to champion the Modern and Contemporary Craft movement.

In 1973 she developed the syllabus for the first college-level course in the history of that field, and over the past 45 years, her archives have been an international resource for scholars and institutions. Author and curatorial consultant, she has lectured internationally, served as a panelist for the NEA, and received awards and honorary degrees. She is a trustee of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; serves on the American Committee, National Gallery of Australia; and Indian Art Committee, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her lecture will explore the placement of contemporary crafts in domestic environments ranging from a Richard Meier home to an 1847 townhouse.

Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale To Be Led by a Masterpiece from Pablo Picasso’s Greatest Series
Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 5 November 2012 in New York will be led by an exceptional example of Pablo Picasso’s seminal images of Marie-Thérèse Walter. Painted in March 1932, the year that is recognized as the pinnacle of Picasso’s near-century long production, Nature morte aux tulipes is one of the artist’s most powerful representations of his iconic muse. The work is a synthesis of the two main media – painting and sculpture – that Picasso utilized in depicting his young lover, in which he transforms her image into a divine object of adoration. Nature morte aux tulipes carries a pre-sale estimate of $35/50 million*, and will be on view in Hong Kong from 4 – 7 October and in London from 10 – 16 October before returning to New York for exhibition beginning 1 November. 
Sotheby’s will offer another stunning example of Picasso’s portraits of Marie-Thérèse in the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 5 November. A separate release is available for Femme à la fenêtre (Marie-Thérèse) from 1936, which carries a pre-sale estimate of $15/20 million.

Contemporary, Old Master, Impressionist & Modern Works To Be Auctioned in New York and London In Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 
Sotheby’s will hold the sale of eleven works from the estate of Greek shipping magnate George Embiricos in a series of auctions to be held from November 2012 through March 2013 in both New York and London. Highlights on offer from the legendary collection will include: Francis Bacon’s Study for Head of Isabel Rawsthorne, to be sold in the Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 13 November 2012 in New York (above); Portrait of Mariano Goya by Francisco de Goya, which will lead the New York auction of Important Old Master Paintings on 31 January 2013; and a group of seven paintings, sculpture and works on paper by Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore and others that will highlight the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on 5 November 2012 in New York. Works will be exhibited in Hong Kong, London and Doha this month, before returning to New York in November, and the entire offering is estimated to bring in excess of $30 million.
FULL CALENDAR OF SALES: Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale - New York, 5 November 2012 Contemporary Art Evening Sale - New York, 13 November 2012 Important Old Master Paintings - New York, 31 January 2013 Old Master Paintings & Sculpture - New York, 1 February 2013 Prints - London, 19 March 2013.

Iconic Warhol Images to Lead Sotheby’s Prints Sale in New York
November Sale to Include 10 Complete Andy Warhol Sets 
Sotheby’s bi-annual Prints sale in New York on 1 and 2 November 2012 will feature 10 complete sets by Andy Warhol, comprising many of the most iconic images of 20th Century art, highlighted by the vibrant, fluorescent Marilyn Monroe. Other complete Warhol sets to be offered include: Mao, Flowers, Endangered Species, Myths, Electric Chairs, Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century, Hammer and Sickle, Camouflage, and Flash – November 22, 1963. Highlights from the sale will be on view at Sotheby’s New York headquarters beginning on 28 October.

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