Modern & Contemporary Art
Freeman’s Modern & Contemporary Art department has extensive experience selling important works from a range of movements, including École de Paris, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Pop. Freeman’s has had notable successes with Modern & Contemporary works across many disciplines and from the market's most sought after artists.
Latin American Art
African American Art
Artists & Designers of Interest:
Zao Wou Ki
In recent years, this department has won the consignment of numerous corporate and private collections of artwork, achieving exceptional sell-through rates and exceeding pre-sale estimates, including: A Life at the Chelsea: The Stanley Bard Collection, The Estate of Jack Wolgin, The Estate of Richard Oldenburg, and The Lehman Brothers & Neuberger Berman Collections.
Freeman’s has demonstrated time and time again that we are skilled in marketing and showcasing collections, garnering international attention and achieving competitive prices, often in excess of those realized for comparable works offered in other venues.
Our most recent auction of Modern & Contemporary Art achieved over $1 million, just shy of it's pre-sale high estimate and with an impressive 95% sell-through rate. In the past year, the department has maintained an average sell-through rate of 92%.
Curious about the value of your collection?
“As a Trusted Financial Advisor we were tasked with an emotional exercise of assisting our client of 30 years dispose of an art collection created with the love of his life. Freemans came to the rescue with their deep knowledge, sensitivity and superb implementation. The professionally produced catalog blew us away. The auction results exceeded our expectations. Freeman’s is a force in their industry. They deliver!”
—Joy Soodik, Manageing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, Clarfeld Financial Advisors
Single-Owner Collection Successes
18 Works from the Bachman Collection
Sell Through: 89%
Final Sale Total: $2,070,625
Pre-Sale Estimate: $1,566,000 - $2,524,000
The Stanley Bard Collection: Life at the Chelsea
Sell Through: 91%
Final Sale Total: $1,971,531
Pre-Sale Estimate: $1,253,400 - $1,838,500
The Robert J. Morrison Collection
Sell Through: 99%
Final Sale Total: $1,485,837
Pre-Sale Estimate: $688,025 - $1,060,750