Sotheby’s to Sell “The Former Peter Stuyvesant Collection” in Amsterdam

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Karel Appel - "Tête Tragique", signed and dated 61 - Oil on canvas, 229.5 by 299.5 cm. / Est: 120,000 - 180,000 EUR - Photo: Sotheby's.

AMSTERDAM.- Sotheby’s announced that it will offer
for sale 163 works from the former Peter Stuyvesant Collection, property of
British American Tobacco Netherlands (BAT), on Monday, March 8, 2010 at
Sotheby’s in Amsterdam.
The works from the collection to be offered for
sale are estimated to realize in excess of €.4 million. The collection is the
largest collection of Post War and Contemporary Art ever to come at auction in
the Netherlands. Starting in the late 1950s it became famous as the
Peter Stuyvesant Collection and now consists of more than 1000 works created by
artists from over 40 countries.