1000 Ways of Seeing: The Private Collection of Stanley J. Seeger {Video}


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Fossilized dinosaur eggs, Winston Churchill’s armchair, Orson Welles’ working draft for Citizen Kane, ‘Al Capone’s’ Cocktail Shaker, an 800-year-old stained glass window from Canterbury cathedral – welcome to the extraordinary world of Stanley J. Seeger, one of the great collectors of our time.

This spring, Sotheby’s presents 1000 Ways of Seeing: The Private Collection of Stanley J. Seeger.

1000 Ways of Seeing will take place in London on 5 and 6 March 2014. In this video, Sotheby’s staff choose their favorite works from the auction’s 12 curated thematic chapters, starting with this selection in the first of three short films.

Consisting of 1000 lots curated into the 12 thematic chapters, the sale spans 250 million years of history, representing over 50 countries and 25 collecting categories. One of the most ambitious and wondrous sales Sotheby’s has had the opportunity to present, it features an exceptional breadth of artists, makers and designers across the fields of fine and decorative art, including Pablo Picasso, Diego Giacometti, Gustave Courbet, Leon Bakst, Peter Lanyon, Sir Edwin Lutyens, Paul de Lamerie, Tiffany and Baccarat, to name but a few.

Whimsical, humorous and historically resonant, the sale is a celebration of human ingenuity and imagination, and of the remarkable vision and mind behind it.

Click here for auction details.

CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with five offices in Dallas, Uptown, Ranch and Land, The Ballpark and Southlake.

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