Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Auctioning Brooke Astor's Stuff

Next month Sotheby's will auction off items from the late Brooke Astor's Park Avenue duplex and her country place, Holly Hill. Above, a detail from her portrait by Aaron Shikler,  expected to fetch $10,000-$20,000.

Below, a portrait of an Aberdeen Angus bull by Herbert Haseltine. Like Shikler, Haseltine was popular with the high-society set, and Astor owned a number of his bronzes.

Will collectors be eager to acquire Astor's knick-knacks? We'll see.

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