Material Culture understands the unique challenges and opportunities of auctioning large single owner collections and estates. Where others may seek to cherry pick a limited group of high value items, we strive to see the bigger picture and tap its potential for making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. We invite all interested parties to contact us to discuss how Material Culture can best serve your practical and logistical needs while enhancing the value of the total package of items you wish to sell. Please contact us by email: expert@materialculture.com, or call our auction department at 215-438-4700

The GlaxoSmithKilne LLC, Fine Art CollectionThe GlaxoSmithKline Collection:
456 lots offered, 456 sold

 

 

The Kristina Barbara Johnson EstateThe Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate:
987 lots offered, 967 sold

 

 

Direct From The Eye: The Jonathan Demme Collection of Self-Taught ArtThe Jonathan Demme Collection of Self-Taught Art:
1048 lots offered, 931 sold

“I’m so grateful to Material Culture for conceiving of this auction as an exhibition, an event where anyone who shows up will get to see this “quirky” collection in full display. Artists whose work I first encountered in the dusty attics of the Centre d’art or the Iron Market, both in Port-au-Prince, or in the Jacmel Artists Co-op, will now be in a show in Philadelphia!”

—Jonathan Demme

silver_shop_cat_coverThe Silver Shop, Princeton, New Jersey:
1095 lots offered, 1034 sold 

Estate of Alexander R. Raydon, Raydon Gallery, New York, NY:
889 lots offered, 860 sold

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection

The Bob Brand and Liz Werthan Collection:
888 lots offered, 840 sold

 

 

Private Vorhees, New Jersey Collection:

Private Pennsylvania Collection:

eileen_ford_cat_coverThe Eileen Ford Estate:
320 lots offered, 318 sold

 

 

The Bill Liske Collection, Colorado:
189 lots offered, 180 sold

Private New York Estate Collection:
208 lots offered, 190 sold

The Aaron Fine Estate, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania:
889 lots offered, 860 sold

The George Anderson Collection, Philadelphia:
235 lots offered, 232 sold