Sotheby’s to Offer Property from The Collection of New York Gallery Owner Allan Stone

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NEW YORK, N.Y..- This spring, 50 years after the founding of The Allan Stone Gallery, Sotheby’s will offer property from the collection of renowned New York dealer Allan Stone. Works will be presented in two volumes on the evening of Monday, 9 May 2011, the night before Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening sale on 10 May. Volume I will comprise outstanding examples by the key artists represented and collected by Stone and highlights include works by Willem de Kooning, John Chamberlain, Franz Kline, Joseph Cornell, and others. Volume II will be dedicated to the West Coast artist Wayne Thiebaud, whose work was first championed by Stone in New York more than forty-five years ago. The two sales are estimated to bring more than $35 million* and go on view in New York beginning 6 May 2011. “Like Leo Castelli and Sidney Janis, Allan Stone was considered one