NEW YORK – The eagerly-awaited new Manhattan gallery and offices of Heritage Auction Galleries will open at 445 Park Avenue (at 57th Street) Sept. 1, 2010.
The expansion of Heritage, the world’s third largest auction
house, into the New York City market comes at a time when many major
auction firms are contracting. The Dallas-based firm also opened a
Beverly Hills, Calif., gallery and salesroom earlier this year.
“The New York City area is home to many of the top collectors and
collections, and the center of the art and antique market,” said Greg
Rohan, President of Heritage. “It’s a perfect fit with our increasingly
expanding services, and the best possible place for us to serve the art
and high-end collectible needs of our clients. I can think of nowhere
else we’d rather be opening a new gallery right now than right in the
heart of Manhattan’s auction district.”
“Heritage is distinguished by its superb sales catalogs, unequalled online resources
for buyers and sellers and transparency in how we do business. We have a
non-stop auction rotation that features the very best across 30
categories including rare coins, collectibles, fine art, jewelry,
comics, movie posters, rare wine, sports memorabilia and much more,”
The first auction to take place under the auspices of Heritage Auctions
New York City will be the company’s Oct. 16 Signature® Illustration Art
Auction at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion (The Ukrainian Institute), 2
East 79th Street. It will feature some of the very best illustration
pieces Heritage has ever offered, including works by Maxfield Parrish,
Norman Rockwell, Gil Elvgren, J.C. Leyendecker and one of the most
iconic pieces of illustration art pieces to come on the market anywhere
in years, Garth Williams’ original graphite and ink on paper drawing for
the cover of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, 1952.
One of the most talked about features of Heritage’s new Manhattan venue
will be the Heritage Window on Park Avenue, which will feature a
continually rotating selection from upcoming Heritage auctions, across
all of the firm’s categories.
“We expect the Window to become a regular attraction for both collectors and everyday New Yorkers alike,” said Rohan.
The offices on Park Avenue at 57th will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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