Top works by Andy Warhol include Liz(1964) at an estimate of $20,000-30,000 (Lot 48); Flowers(1970) at an estimate of $25,000 – 35,000 (Lot 65); and three variations from his Mao series, two estimated at $30,000-50,000 and one at $20,000-30,000 (Lots 51-53). Other highlights offered include Ed Ruscha’s Rodeo(1969) at an estimate of $6,000 – 10,000 (Lot 83); Wayne Thiebaud’s BlackSuckers1971 at an estimate of $15,000-25,000 (Lot 45); and Robert Longo’s Rick1994 at an estimate of $10,000-15,000 (Lot 76).
ROBERT MORRISON: A HISTORY OF THE COLLECTOR
Morrison began collecting at the age of 12, fueled by an early passion for graphic works of art and design. After graduating business school in the early 1960’s, Bob moved to New York City to pursue a career in advertising. There, he attended gallery shows and met some ofthe artists whose works he began to collect, including Warhol and Lichtenstein. He later moved to Philadelphia and became a nationally celebrated advertising executive, compiling more than 200 national creative awards over the span of his career.
“There’s no doubt that collecting contemporary art can be a wonderful passion. Maybe even an obsession. For me, it has always been both, and I have never regretted the journey.” –ROBERT J. MORRISON
Bob was also a dedicated philanthropist in Philadelphia, serving as a Board member and Chair of the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund. He also gave time and support to OutGivers, amfAR, and helped launch the WillPower Project. In 2007, in partnership with the Rockefeller Group, Bob created “The Fine Art of Tangible Assets,” a monograph and conversation discussing the transformation of collections into philanthropic capital, and more recently, helped launch an emerging art collectors’ group, Philly Stewards.
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