On October 30, Freeman’s will proudly present the Collection of Philadelphia Pop Art Collector and Philanthropist, Robert J. Morrison, whose extensive collected works include prints and multiples by Pop Art icons such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Frank Stella, and Jim Dine.
“Robert Morrison was a generous, witty man and an intellectually curious collector. His collection was built around iconic Pop works but also included invitations, posters and ephemera that together tell the story of a lifelong collector and ad-man who loved a witty turn of phrase and a colorful, effective image. Bob was drawn to the democratic nature of Pop art, and loved nothing more than to share his collection with others.”—HEAD OF SALE, ANNE HENRY
The core of Morrison’s collection is comprised of graphic works by two of the most important and influential artists of the Pop Art movement — Andy Warholand Roy Lichtenstein. Top works by Roy Lichtenstein include Sweet Dreams Baby!(1965) at an estimate of $60,000-100,000 (Lot 26); Crying Girl(1963) at an estimate of $30,000-50,000 (Lot 6); and Shipboard Girl (1965) at an estimate of $30,000-50,000 (Lot 32).