Sotheby’s may appear an uncommon option to promote objects from Richardson’s assortment, contemplating that he opened the New York workplace of its rival, Christie’s, in the 1970s. Ms. Wanger stated that each homes competed for the sale however that the 2 grandnieces who’re his heirs “just felt very strongly about Sotheby’s.”
One of the Picasso prints is “Picador et Taureau,” a 1959 linoleum minimize of a bullfight. Picasso inscribed it to Richardson when he gave it to him in 1960, the yr he left the south of France, the place he had lived since 1952. Sotheby’s presale estimate is $25,000 to $35,000.
“Self-Portrait: Reflection” is by Freud, the figurative painter who died in 2011 at 88 (and whose grandfather was Sigmund Freud). Phoebe Hoban, the creator of “Lucian Freud: Eyes Wide Open,” stated in an e-mail that Richardson and Freud first encountered one another on the Slade School of Fine Art at University College, London, in 1942. Sotheby’s estimated that “Self-Portrait: Reflection” would promote for $70,000 to $100,000.
Another Freud etching to be offered is a portrait of David Dawson (presale estimate, $25,000 to $35,000). Ms. Hoban stated that Richardson had advised her that “David was many different things to Lucian, not just a studio assistant and a primary subject, but a best friend.”
Ms. Bartow stated the Warhol Jagger, inscribed by the artist “to John R,” was one in all 10 in a sequence that was completely different from the well-known Marilyn Monroe photographs. Each picture of Mr. Jagger was completely different, not like the Monroe set, the place solely the colours modified from picture to picture.
Ms. Bartow stated Richardson would have seen. “As a scholar who made his living through his eyes rather than just through reading things and interviewing people,” she stated, “he had the intelligence to see that this was a different approach by the artist.”