Holocaust survivor's art collection on sale for $213m
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) - The art collection of a Holocaust survivor who became one of the foremost Pablo Picasso dealers goes on sale in New York next month for an expected US$170 million (S$213 million).
The 160 drawings, paintings and sculptures owned by Jan Krugier include Old Masters and 20th century European masterpieces, as well as Latin American and African art.
Auction house Christie's expects the collection to fetch around US$170 million when it goes under the hammer as individual lots on November 4-5.
The highlights include a Kandinsky autumn landscape from 1911 expected to sell for up to US$25 million, as well as Picasso drawings, paintings and sculptures.