What Do You See? The Collection of Sidney Rothberg, Part I

by Freeman's | Hindman
February 27, 2024 12:00 PM EST
Live Auction

123 Lots

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Freeman's | Hindman

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Phone: +1 215.563.9275

Payment

Accepted Forms of Payment: American Express, COD (cash on delivery), Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

Successful buyers are invited to contact Megan Latona at [email protected] to discuss the best options for shipment and collection of property.

Please note that Freeman's requires written authorization to release property to anyone other than the buyer. Payment for shipping is handled directly with the shipping company.

Please note that all operations related to the processing of property--including drop-offs & pick-ups, billing & payment, cataloging & photography--will be managed through 1600 W. Girard Ave.

Freeman's | Hindman is proud to present the first two installments of the sale of The Collection of Sidney Rothberg on February 27 and 28. "A lifelong Philadelphian, Mr. Rothberg was known for his expert eye and impeccable taste," says Head of Sale Alasdair Nichol. "He regularly attended Freeman's auction, so it is not only fitting, but also emotional, to see all these gems presented in the city he liked so much." The event will be the occasion for collectors to discover important works by 19th and 20th century acclaimed artists such as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Milton Avery, Alice Baber, and Wayne Thiebaud. The sale title is a direct homage to Mr. Rothberg’s inquisitive mind since he would often playfully ask fellow art lovers for their interpretation of the works they admired together in a museum, gallery or auction house. To guide the collector through Mr. Rothberg's fertile mind and keen eye, Freeman's | Hindman Specialists have identified three distinct themes through which to view the unique temperament and impeccable taste of this important Philadelphia figure. Said Saranne Rothberg, Mr. Rothberg's daughter: "It's important the world gets to see these treasures, love them and live with them. This sale, and the rest to follow, are exciting for me because, like my father, I want to know: What do You See?" After a special exhibition in Paris, two highlights exhibitions in New York and a final event in Chicago, the full auction exhibition will be held in Philadelphia from February 16 to 26. See below for more information. Please note that parts of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to support free programs helping to improve the lives of cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers.
Buyer's Premium
$0-1,000,000: 32.0%
$1,000,001-4,000,000: 26.0%
$4,000,001+: 20.0%
Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $2,999 $200
$3,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $29,999 $2,000
$30,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 + $10,000

Conditions of Sale

Contract Information: All property offered and sold through Samuel T. Freeman & Co., ("Auctioneer", or "Broker", or the "Company") shall be offered and sold on the terms and conditions set forth in these Conditions of Sale. By participating in any sale, you acknowledge that you are bound by these terms and conditions.

Payment Information: If you were successful, Freeman's will email and post you an invoice that includes the hammer price + buyer's premium + sales tax (if applicable) + 5% 3rd party surcharge after the sale. You will also receive payment instructions.

Starting January 1, 2024, there will be a 3% surcharge added to all invoices paid by credit card.

We accept all major credit and debit cards, and you can pay online with a card or eCheck up to a limit of $25,000. For purchases over this threshold, bank transfer is the easiest way to pay.

Please note that payment is due within 10 days of the auction and is required prior to pick-up.

Shipping Information: Successful buyers are invited to contact Megan Latona at [email protected] to discuss the best options for shipment and collection of property.

Please note that Freeman's requires written authorization to release property to anyone other than the buyer. Payment for shipping is handled directly with the shipping company.

Please note that all operations related to the processing of property--including drop-offs & pick-ups, billing & payment, cataloging & photography--will be managed through 1600 W. Girard Ave.

Buyer's Premium: A Buyer's Premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. The Buyer's Premium shall be: 27% on the first $1,000,000 of the hammer price of each lot, 21% on the portion from $1,000,001 through $4,000,000, and 15% thereafter

Taxes on your purchase: Unless exempted by law, from the payment thereof, the purchaser will be required to pay any and all applicable state and/or local sales taxes.

All purchases made at Freeman's, therefore, will be subject to the Pennsylvania State and Local sales tax--currently at a combined rate of 8%, which is applied to the hammer price plus buyer's premium--unless the successful buyer submits the required tax exemption documentation. Those seeking exemption from sales tax must provide a valid certificate to Freeman's prior to outgoing shipment.

In accordance with Pennsylvania State law, if Freeman's or the buyer arranges for a lot/s to be shipped outside of Pennsylvania through an independent, third-party shipping company, Freeman's must collect Pennsylvania sales tax on the lot/s irrespective of the property's final destination. If the item is first delivered to any hired service provider (e.g. restorer, storage facility, etc.) located in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania sales tax will still be applicable and invoiced, even if the lot will ultimately be shipped out-of-state.

Condition Statement: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale. Samuel T. Freeman & Co. has made every effort to catalogue and describe accurately property to be sold. The Company, however, assumes no risk, liability or responsibility for the identification or authenticity or authorship, or weight, count, or measure of any property identified in its catalogue or lists of sale. This shall include, among others, the identity of the creator, the period, culture, source of origin, as the case may be, with which the creation of any property is identified in any publication.