Pennsylvania Modern & Contemporary Art
Freeman’s Pennsylvania Modern & Contemporary Art Department specialists use a combination of expertise and international exposure when working with both private buyers and discriminating collectors, an approach that maximizes results for every client. This dedicated team has established an international reputation for their sales of contemporary works at our Philadelphia-based auction house and online sales. Freeman’s specialists’ knowledge of art in this category, and its current market, is essential to the overall successful sales of original art, paintings, works on paper, and sculpture by Pennsylvania artists. Often taking center stage at these auction are works by such illustrious Pennsylvania names as Harry Bertoia, Elizabeth Osborne, and Bo Bartlett.
One of the defining and unique features of Freeman’s auctions of Modern & Contemporary Art is our sections devoted to Pennsylvania art. Artists like mid-century modernist Bertoia, Edna Andrade, and Warren Rohrer, who lived and worked in this state, are frequent highlights of these sales. Freeman’s is able to market these artists to local collectors who follow their work, while also exposing them to an international marketplace. As a result, we have set, broken, and re-set auction records for locally trained Bo Bartlett, a realist who studied at Philadelphia’s own Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Bill Scott, a contemporary Philadelphian artist with gallery representation in New York, is regularly featured, as are Elizabeth Osborne and Diane Burko.
Freeman’s has two Pennsylvania Modern & Contemporary Art auctions each year, and through our online sales we have become a leader in hosting online auctions for buying and selling contemporary art. For more information about buying or selling works of Pennsylvania Modern & Contemporary Art at auction, please contact one of our specialists.