Monday, August 1, 2016

Leslie Waddington's Pioneering Collection Offered at Auction

Leslie Waddington photographed in 1995, Camera Press/Photo Masi. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016
The Collection of Leslie Waddington will be offered for sale as a single-owner auction at Christie’s, London during Frieze week in October 2016. A celebration of some of the artists he most admired, the sale will feature works from his personal collection, assembled over many years. It includes pieces by 20th-century icons Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Milton Avery, Agnes Martin, Francis Picabia and Jean Dubuffet, as well as works by many of the contemporary artists he represented, and with whom he developed enduring friendships. [link]/>
Agnes Martin (1912-2004), Praise, 1985. Acrylic and pencil on canvas. 72 x 72 in (183 x 183 cm). Estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), Visiteur au Chapeau Bleu Avril 1955, 1955. Oil on canvas. 45⅜ x 35⅛ in (115.2 x 89.2 cm). Estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000