A Beautiful Reality: The Fine Art Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Rifkin

December 5, 2022 12:00 EST
Location: Freeman's




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Freeman’s presents A Beautiful Reality: The Fine Art Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Rifkin on December 5, an important single-owner sale that brings late-19th and early-20th-century American art to market. With 39 lots comprising primarily painting, but also works on paper and sculpture, A Beautiful Reality features works by major artists linked with the Ashcan School and its legacy, including William Glackens, John Sloan, George Luks, Reginald Marsh, and Charles Burchfield. The sale is led by two striking canvases: George Bellows’s Portrait of August Lundberg, and William Glackens’s Afternoon in Provence (Woman and Child on Donkey), a jewel-like painting executed during the artist’s eight-year stay in France. A Beautiful Reality puts the refined collecting sensibilities of Arnold and Sandy Rifkin on full display, with an elegant selection of not only Ashcan School artists, but also fine examples of Modernism and Illustration Art, including works by Marguerite Zorach and Eyvind Earle, offering collectors both wide range and keen focus.



The exhibition will be on view at our 2400 Market Street location from November 21 to December 5, from 9 AM to 5 PM, by appointment only. The exhibition space will be open until 11:30 AM on December 5. Please contact Raphaël Chatroux at rchatroux@freemansauction.com to make an appointment.  

Name: Raphaël Chatroux
Email: rchatroux@freemansauction.com
Telephone: 267.414.1253

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American Art and Pennsylvania Impressionists (39)


Reginald Marsh (3)

Charles Ephraim Burchfield (2)

William Glackens (2)

Leon Kroll (2)

Jerome Myers (2)

Everett Shinn (2)

George Bellows (1)

George Luks (1)

John Sloan (1)


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