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Anne Henry

Anne Henry
Vice President, Department Head
267.414.1220

 

Alasdair Nichol

Alasdair Nichol
Vice Chairman
267.414.1211

 

Aimee Pflieger

Aimee Pflieger
Senior Specialist
267.414.1221

 

Shannon Jeffers

Shannon Jeffers
Department Administrator
267.414.1231

 


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 Departmental News

Strong Prices Realized at Freeman's Spring Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

Strong Prices Realized at Freeman's Spring Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

 
Pousette-Dart Fetches $362,500 at Freemans Modern & Contemporary Art Sale

Pousette-Dart Fetches $362,500 at Freemans Modern & Contemporary Art Sale

 
Traded for a Car, Fresh Paalen Painting Arrives at Auction After 60 Years

Traded for a Car, Fresh Paalen Painting Arrives at Auction After 60 Years

 
Freeman's Modern & Contemporary Sale a Success

Freeman's Modern & Contemporary Sale a Success

 
Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

 
Modern & Contemporary Art Auction Achieves Nearly $2 Million

Modern & Contemporary Art Auction Achieves Nearly $2 Million

 
Minimalist Chic: Estate of Janet Brown

Minimalist Chic: Estate of Janet Brown

 
Freeman's to Sell Model of Claes Oldenburg's Landmark Clothespin A major feature among treasures from the estate of eminent Philadelphia philanthropist Jack L. Wolgin

Freeman's to Sell Model of Claes Oldenburg's Landmark Clothespin A major feature among treasures from the estate of eminent Philadelphia philanthropist Jack L. Wolgin

 
Modern & Contemporary Art Auction Exceeds $2M

Modern & Contemporary Art Auction Exceeds $2M
Scrushy Collection Totals $672,790, Works by Bo Bartlett Realize $323,735
 
A Rare Glimpse of Bo Bartlett Freeman's to offer rare works by Bo Bartlett from a Private Collection

A Rare Glimpse of Bo Bartlett Freeman's to offer rare works by Bo Bartlett from a Private Collection

 
HealthSouth shareholders to sell art from the Scrushy collection at Freeman's

 
Press Release: Contemporary Collectors across Continents

 
Press Release: Lehman Brothers Art Collection Makes Over US$2.2 million at Freemans Auctioneers

 
Press Release: Freemans Auctioneers Sell Remainder Of Lehman Brothers Art Collection With No Reserves

 
Press Release: Modern & Contemporary Art Auction Results From 11/1/09 and Top Ten Lots

 
Press Release: Freeman's Sells First Part of Lehman Brothers Art Collection For US $1.35 Million

 
Press Release: Freeman's Auctioneers to Sell First Part of Lehman Brothers Art Collection

 
Press Release: Freeman's Modern & Contemporary Sale Results

 
Press Release: Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

 
Press Release: Modern and Contemporary Art
November 2nd, 2008

 Departments

Modern & Contemporary Art

The team of specialists Vice Chairman Alasdair Nichol has built is one of the largest outside of New York City. Anne Henry, Head of the Modern & Contemporary Art Department, competed with several major New York City and international auction houses to win the plum consignment of the Lehman Brothers Collection. The sale was arguably the most talked-about collection of the fall, 2009 auction season. On the heels of this success, Freemans secured the Neuberger Berman Collection in 2010. Under the management of Mr. Nichol and Ms. Henry, both of these corporate collections achieved an exceptional 100% sell-through rate, bringing over $2.5 million, and more than doubling pre-sale estimates.


With two sales a year in May and November, Modern & Contemporary auctions have added unprecedented numbers of new bidders, and more than eighty world auction records to Freeman’s list of successes. It also confirmed our reputation as a "safe pair of hands" when it comes to the often sensitive issue of deaccessioning corporate collections. Modern & Contemporary auctions are comprised of a carefully selected mix of works from a range of movements, including École de Paris, Surrealism, Pop, and Abstract Expressionism. Freeman’s has had notable successes with sculpture including works by Lipchitz, Noguchi Bertoia, Botero, and Calder. Freeman’s is also committed to promoting established, mid-career, or emerging artists originally from the Philadelphia area. The works of Vincent Desiderio, Bo Bartlett, Bill Scott, Edna Andrade, and Warren Rohrer have resulted in impressive auction results.

Highlights from recent auctions include:

  • Lucio Fontana, "Concetto Spaziale" sold for $1,161,000
  • Claes Oldenburg, "Model for Clothespin" realized $373,000
  • Harry Bertoia, "Sound Sculpture"sold for $295,000
  • Alexander Calder, "Red Bull" sold for $530,500

Freeman’s auctions attract an international audience. Our team of specialists is able to provide advice on the current market and help clients achieve the best results by reaching a world-wide buying base. We are known for continually offering quality material, welcoming consignments, from single objects to entire collections, and responding with discretion and expertise. Please contact a member of our Modern & Contemporary Art Department if you have any questions about our upcoming sales, or wish to discuss buying or consigning your modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, or prints.