Discover the final instalment of the Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection as Christie’s and the estate of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen proudly present a groundbreaking sale of seven paintings by three iconic artists.
This monumental collection made auction history in November 2022, and now the third and final instalment is set to take place during Spring Marquee Week in New York City.
The Highlights of the Collection
The group of paintings set to be sold includes seven exquisite examples by David Hockney, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Edward Hopper.
Two of the highlights in the group are White Calico Rose by Georgia O’Keeffe and The Gate by David Hockney, each with an estimated value of $6,000,000 to $8,000,000.
The group is expected to achieve in excess of $30,000,000 in total.
A Personal Connection
Paul G. Allen had a deep commitment and passion for each artist in his collection, acquiring artworks thoughtfully across various periods and series for the artists he loved.
This select grouping offers an in-depth look at Mr Allen’s interest and taste, particularly for David Hockney and Georgia O’Keeffe.
These artworks also demonstrate Allen’s lifelong connection to New Mexico, from the state’s stunning vistas and rich cultural history to where Microsoft was founded in 1975.
Philanthropy and Legacy
As with the November sales, all of the estate’s proceeds from this sale will be dedicated to philanthropy, in accordance with Allen’s wishes.
His philanthropic contributions of more than $2.65 billion during his lifetime deepened our understanding of bioscience, shared art, music, and film with the world, tackled epidemics, helped save endangered species, explored the ocean floor, and invested in more vibrant and resilient communities.
A Life Motivated by Love of Ideas
Allen’s life was motivated by a love of ideas and making the world a better place.
His passion for art led him to publicly share pieces from his collection through dozens of loans to museums worldwide and exhibitions, including the renowned Seeing Nature exhibit that toured nationally in 2016.
Don’t miss your chance to witness the final chapter of Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection. The tour will start at Christie’s Hong Kong from March 20-22, 2023, with the final sale taking place during Spring Marquee Week in New York City.
In conclusion, the final instalment of the Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection is a groundbreaking sale that showcases the passion and dedication of a true visionary.
Allen’s legacy will continue to make an impact for generations to come, and this final grouping of artworks provides a unique and personal look into his interests and tastes.
Don’t miss your chance to witness history in the making at Christie’s Hong Kong and New York City.