Major Private Collection to Highlight Christie’s Sale of American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

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NEW YORK, NY.- A vibrant flower study by Georgia O’Keeffe consigned direct from the Santa Fe museum dedicated to the celebrated artist’s work is just one of the highlights of Christie’s upcoming sale of American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture on December 1 in New York. Prominent private collections with ties to some of America’s most trusted brands form the backbone of the 149-lot sale, which includes works from the Collection of Charlotte and R. Philip Hanes, Jr., the CEO Emeritus of Hanes Companies; the Collection of Henry Luce III, the late publisher of Time and Fortune magazines; the Estate of John V.A. Murray, grandson of Esquire Magazine founder William H. Weintraub; and the Estate of Irene Mennen Hunter, the late philanthropist and daughter of Mennen Company founder William Mennen. The total sale, which includes major works by John Singer Sargent, Georgia O’Keeffe, Milton Avery, George Bellows,