Friday, February 2, 2018

Sotheby's to offer the Richard R. & Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art

A Thangka Depicting Rinchen Zangpo. Tibet, circa 1200, 93 x 72 cm. Estimate $1.5/2 million. Courtesy Sotheby’s.
NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present The Richard R. & Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art. An unrivalled compilation of painting and sculpture, the collection of art from the Himalayas, ranging from the 12th through the 18th centuries, is one of the most significant to come to auction. With highlights now on view in a special exhibition at Sotheby's Zurich office, the full collection will be unveiled in the auction house's New York headquarters on 15 March, ahead of the dedicated auction on 22 March at 10am. Richard R. and Magdalena Ernst noted: “From the moment we laid eyes on the thangka of four Arhats in Kathmandu, we knew that Tibetan Art would form the heart of our collection.[More]