Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
DoneSat, Apr 24, 2004 10:00 AM EDT
Lambertville, NJ, USA
Brutten Herrick Collection - 20th Century Art
The Brutten Herrick Collection of Contemporary Art began in 1970, when Drs. Milton Brutten and Helen Herrick acquired their first works together. Within two decades, the collection comprised more than twelve hundred works representing three hundred artists. Over the years the Brutten Herrick Collection was widely exhibited at many institutions including Philadelphia Art Alliance and Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, The Clocktower in New York, and the Ben Shahn Gallery at William Patterson College in New Jersey. Selected works have been included in exhibitions at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania and numerous museum here and abroad. This exceptional offering of works from the 1960s through the 1980s, is presented to the market for the first time in this auction.
Preview Location: 287 North Union Street, Lambertville, New Jersey (Parking at Rago Arts & Auction Center, two blocks away). Preview Times: Saturday, April 17 through Thursday, April 22, from 12 noon until 5 pm; Friday, April 23, 12 noon until 8 pm; Saturday, April 24, 9 am until 12 noon.
333 North Main Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
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