Modern masters lead Christie’s March sale of fine American paintings, drawings and sculpture

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the spring sale of Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture on March 1, featuring an array of works with notable provenance that are fresh to the market, including the Collection of Dr. Mark and Irene Kauffman. The sale offers outstanding and rare pieces by Jack Levine, Ben Shahn, and Max Weber, as well as a wide range of artistic movements, from 19th century paintings and 20th century Abstraction to American Modernism. The sale consists of 210 lots and is expected to realize in excess of $3.7 million. The cornerstone of the sale is the Collection of Dr. Mark and Irene Kauffman. The Kauffmans, who reside in Longboat Key, Florida, began collecting in the 1980s with assistance from some of the most renowned gallery directors in the country, enhancing their knowledge of 20th