An art collection worth an estimated $150 million that belonged to the late Texas oil and wall hanging copper paintings ranching heiress Anne Marion is going up for auction this spring in New York.
Sotheby’s said Wednesday that Marion’s private collection of more than 200 objects includes works by Andy Warhol, Feng shui bronze paintings. Fine art bronze paintings Roy Lichtenstein and Franz Kline.
Marion, who founded the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, wall hanging copper paintings died last year of lung cancer at the age of 81. Marion and wall hanging copper paintings her fourth husband, John Marion, a former Sotheby´s chairman and auctioneer, established the museum in 1997.
Sotheby’s said three masterworks at the heart of the collection are expected to each sell for over $20 million.They are: Warhol’s ‘Elvis 2 Times,’ Richard Diebenkorn’s ‘Ocean Park No. 40,’ and Clyfford Still’s ‘PH-125 (1948-No. 1).’
Many of the pieces have not been seen by the public for decades,