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The Ann and Gordon Getty Collection at Christie’s New York

The Ann and Gordon Getty Collection, Christie's New York
Available now through October 24
The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection—a symphonic tour-de-force of masterpieces drawn from history’s most esteemed collections and from one of America’s most storied interiors—is now being sold at Christie’s New York in a series of landmark sales. Nearly 1,500 superlative works of decorative and fine arts will be offered by Christie’s from the couple’s San Francisco residence. Proceeds from the sales will benefit the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation for the Arts, dedicated to the support of arts and science organizations.

The series of auctions that include Asian art are as follows:

The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Volume 4 | Chinese Works of Art, English and European Furniture and Decorative Arts, Day Sale
In-person auction, October 23, 10am EDT
Through dedication and a sharp eye, Ann Getty created complexly layered and beautifully refined interiors. Volume 4 of the series of sales includes Asian works of art and showcases the contents of the more intimate spaces of the couple's Pacific Heights home's principal suite, the library, and the upstairs bedrooms, including the inimitable Turkish Bedroom. Highlights include English and European Furniture, maps, and important Chinese Works of Art.

The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Chinese and Japanese Works
of Art and Textiles

Online sale now through October 24
This curated sale of Chinese and Japanese works of art draws upon the Getty’s fascination with the historical interplay of European and Asian cultures. Like the Silk Road that connected East and West, in the Gettys’ collection there is a through line of mutual exchange between objects that look both forward and back. This online auction features Chinese Export porcelain and mirrors, Chinese furniture, lacquer and textiles.

The Ann & Gordon Getty Collection: Indian, Ottoman, Global Works of Art, Jewelry and Textiles
Online sale now through October 24
“I love the hunt,” Mrs. Getty once said, “and I especially love finding something exquisite, moving, rare, unexpected and rich with history.” This intrepid spirit would take the Gettys across the world in search of rarities, and travel’s influence on their collecting habits cannot be overstated. Eighteenth Century world trade and travel would become a major theme in their Pacific Heights home with an emphasis on Indian and Ottoman textiles and decorations. Sale highlights also include selections from Mrs. Getty’s collection of Indian and Mughal jewelry.

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