2 May - 19 May 2022 | Online 21473

The Surrealist World of Rosalind Gersten Jacobs & Melvin Jacobs Online Sale

New York

2 May - 19 May 2022

The Surrealist World of Rosalind Gersten Jacobs & Melvin Jacobs Online Sale

Sale Overview

This May, Christie’s is honored to present The Surrealist World of Rosalind Gersten Jacobs & Melvin Jacobs. This collection was born from personal bonds with artists and a deep love of art. Many of the works were created from moments of spontaneous inspiration and creative collaboration, truly embodying the spirit of the Dada and Surrealist movements. An American fashion buyer and retail executive, Rosalind Gersten Jacobs was first introduced to Surrealism in 1954 by gallerist, patron and artist, William Copley, and his wife, Noma, and through the couple, she met Man Ray. This fateful meeting would mark not only the beginning of Rosalind’s lifelong journey of collecting, but it would chart her on a new path of artistic discovery, and launch a number of close-knit friendships with artists.

Accompanying the live auction, the online sale features additional works by leading artists of the 20th Century including Man Ray, René Magritte, Marcel Duchamp, Dorothea Tanning, Vija Celmins and Salvador Dalí and also includes a selection of jewelry by Noma Copley.

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Select highlights will be on view at our Rockefeller Center Galleries. We welcome you to view additional works by appointment only. Please contact Client Service at +1 212 636 2000 or info@christies.com to set up an appointment.

Viewing times:

30 Apr 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1 May 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
2 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
3 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
4 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
5 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
6 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
7 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
9 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
10 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
11 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
12 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
13 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
14 May 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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