is likewise packed with desirable works by important artists. One to note is a 1944 still life with a basket of lobsters by Theodoros Stamos entitled “Beachscape”. This work has been held privately in the Boston area since it was originally purchased in the early 1950s. There’s also a striking steel maquette entitled “Celebration” by Louise Nevelson that originally came from the Medici-Berenson Gallery in Florida. Another impressive work in the sale is “Miami Desde Fisher Island” painted by Chilean artist Guillermo Muñoz Vera in 2003.
• Saturday, November 10 through Thursday, November 15, 12–5 p.m. and by appointment. Open 12-7 p.m. on Friday, November 16. Doors open at 9 a.m. the day of the sale.
• Rago’s is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Directions online at ragoarts.com.
• Telephone, absentee, online bidding available for those unable to attend.
• Printed catalogues: Post-War/Contemporary Art: $20; 19th/20th C. American and European Art: $20 (or both for $30). Available in late October by calling 609.397.9374 or e-mailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• View a complete online catalogue with color images at ragoarts.com as of October 29th.
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• About Lydia Winston Malbin: Lydia Winston Malbin, daughter of the great industrial architect Alfred Kahn, began collecting in the late 1930's under the tutelage of Alfred Steiglitz. After WWII, Mrs. Malbin began making trips to Europe to acquire art. She credited several people with early and enormous influence upon her career as an art collector. Among these were Stieglitz, who she met on her first visit to New York City, dealer Rose Fried, and Alfred Barr, Jr., who introduced her to many of the artists she would collect, such as Constantin Brancusi and Gino Severini. During a 1951 collecting trip, Mrs. Malbin and her first husband, Harry Winston, began purchasing the Futurist art for which her collection is renowned, a number of which are for sale at Rago’s. Mrs. Malbin collected contemporary art until her death. She was also a scrupulous archivist of her collection.
• About Rago Arts and Auction Center: Since 1994, Rago's has served thousands of sellers and buyers with a singular blend of global reach and personal service. Originally specialists in 20th century design, today Rago's expertise covers centuries of fine art, decorative arts, furnishings, jewelry and ethnographic property. It is a world-class venue through which to buy and sell. It is also a destination for those who seek to learn and share knowledge about art, antiques and collecting, offering free valuations for personal property (from a single piece to collections and estates), appraisals and auction exhibitions in house and online. Rago's, the largest and leading auction house in New Jersey, is located midway between Philadelphia and New York.