Peter Stuyvesant collection to be auctioned in Amsterdam

  • March 01, 2010 17:45

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One of the key works of the auctioned collection: The fall, by Mike Kelly. Photo: Sotheby's.

In the 1960s, a cigarette factory in The Netherlands was adorned with contemporary art, mostly big and colorful abstract paintings, in an effort to inspire productivity among the workers.

On March 8, 163 masterpieces from this coveted corporate collection will be on the auction block in Amsterdam. Sotheby's will hammer down key works by Karel Appel, Robert Mangold, Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley, and others. Estimates are said to be conservative.

 

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