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Thursday, October 19, 2017

NEW YORK | Moveable Feast: Frances Beatty

Date(s): October 19, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM  EST - 9:00 PM  EST

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Members | $225
Guests | $250


ArtTable is very pleased to invite you to a special Moveable Feast dinner with Frances Beatty and Allen Adler in their Upper East Side apartment to view their eclectic collection of over three hundred works of art, including paintings, prints, sculpture, works on paper, and medals. Frances Beatty, Chairman of the Art Advisory firm Adler Beatty, studied art history at Vassar College and Columbia University, where she developed her passion for Spanish art and Surrealism. Her husband Allen Adler began collecting in his mid-twenties, before the two met, with an early interest in contemporary art and Japanese prints. After graduating from Princeton and Harvard Business School, Allen began studying art and art history as a collector, while working in the film and financial industries.

Frances and Allen's collection, a product of their uncanny, similar taste, is driven by figurative emotion. They have travelled extensively to build their collection, acquiring a range of works spanning many periods and regions. The collection includes a group of German Expressionist prints by Otto Dix, Erich Heckel, Emil Nolde, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. In addition to their vast collection of Renaissance and Baroque medals, they have amassed a collection of small skulls carved in ivory, wood and bronze. Highlights from their collection of German sculpture include two 16th century German works: a standing Deacon from the workshop of the master Tilman Riemenschneider, and a sculpture of a young woman from a Southern German Lüsterweibchen.
Most recently, Frances and Allen have been actively collecting Spanish sculpture of the 17th and 18th centuries by such masters as Gregorio Fernández, García Brothers, and Cristóbal Ramosa. Their collection of works on paper includes those by draughtsmen Albrecht Dürer and Henry Fuseli. Artists such as Jean Dubuffet, James Rosenquist, Bill Viola, and Anselm Kiefer are also represented, drawing a thread from historical works to Modern and Contemporary art.

Moveable Feasts are a series of intimate and festive fundraising dinners in the home of distinguished collectors and collections. Join your hosts for convivial evenings of great food and great art. Proceeds from these dinners will support ArtTable's career development programs. 

Thanks to longtime ArtTable member Frances Beatty and her husband Allen Adler for hosting this program. 

Image credits: 
Otto Dix (1891–1969) Procuress, 1923, lithograph, 23-1/2 by 18 inches 
Henry Fuseli (1741–1825) The Witches Floating Above Macbeth and Banquo, 1780s, pen and ink wash over black chalk on paper, 18 by 24-1/4 inches

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