Francois de Poortere, Head of Department, Old Masters, comments, “Known for his discerning eye and impeccable taste, Richard Feigen has always been a true visionary in the global art world. He has made countless and startling discoveries throughout his career and continues to champion the field of Old Masters. It is an honor to be offering several of his most cherished paintings.”
As a veteran art dealer, Mr. Feigen is renowned for his connoisseurship which spans from Italian paintings to contemporary art, and for counting top collectors and institutions around the world as his clients. His first gallery opened in Chicago in 1957 with a focus on Expressionism and Surrealism, and soon thereafter he opened his New York gallery in Soho specializing in contemporary art. He represented several artists early in their careers notably Francis Bacon, and in 1970 he organized John Baldessari’s first exhibition. With galleries in New York and London, Mr. Feigen was influential in placing important works at the Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, among other institutions. Mr. Feigen also authored a semi-autobiographical collection of essays TALES FROM THE ART CRYPT: The Painters, the Museums, the Curators, the Collectors, the Auctions, the Art.