Specialist, Post War & Contemporary Art
Bonhams is delighted to offer the Estate of Melvin S. Rosenthal, a private collection featuring exceptional examples by some of the leading artists of the twentieth century, taking place alongside our Post-War & Contemporary Art auction, on 16 November in New York. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Rosenthal acquired a collection of exceptional quality by the leading artists of the day including Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Ed Ruscha, amongst others. He built and designed his homes in Malibu and Los Angeles around his art collection, each masterpiece curated to echo the vistas and passages of sea and sky, complementing the views of the Pacific Ocean and Hollywood sign. Exuberant works by Jean Dubuffet, Frank Stella, Fred Eversley, Donald Sultan, Adolph Gottlieb, and Jean Metzinger round out the auction.
HANS HOFMANN (1880-1966) Let There Be Light (And the Sun Beautiful as She Was and Pregnant – Scattered Her Colours All over the Earth) 1955-1961. Sold for US$3,300,375 inc. premium
9 lots available