Gray's to auction Richard E. Jacobs Group art collection
Gray's Auctioneers is honored to have been selected to auction the remaining corporate art collection of the Richard E. Jacobs Group, Westlake, Ohio. Dick Jacobs, along with his brother David, were national real estate developers. They were instrumental in the renaissance of downtown Cleveland. The Jacobs' were also well known for owning the Cleveland Indians baseball team from 1986 to 1999. Their tenure marks the one of the team's most successful periods, twice reaching the World Series (1995 and 1997) and winning five consecutive divisional championships (1995-1999).
Gray's will be auctioning the group's art collection on June 28th starting at 11am. Lots 1 & 2 are large format, fine art color photographs by Joel Sternfeld (b.1944). Sternfled's photography chronicles roadside America, continuing in the tradition that was initiated by Walker Evans in the 1930s.
Jim Dine, the American pop artist from Cincinnati, Ohio (b.1939) has one of the highlighted lots in the auction at Lot 70. It is an over-sized woodcut, 'The Kindergarten Robe' from 1983. Frank Stella's (b.1936) offset lithograph 'Shards III', 1982, Lot 71 and two important silk screens by Jackson Pollack are also featured at Lot 72 & Lot 73 in the auction, along with a well-rounded collection of Cleveland based artist's works, original lithographs and etchings.
The collection wil be available for preview online by June 16 at graysauctioneers.com and on exhibition for live preview at Gray's Detroit avenue showrooms from June 22-28, weekdays 10am - 5pm and Saturday 12-4pm. The showrooms are closed on Sundays. For more information, please contact Gray's Auctioneers.
- Shamus Dickinson