The Jerry & Deena Kaplan Collection of Modern Art and Crafts | November 11, 2021
OCTOBER 21, 2021–With an eye for fine materials and a sharp sense of humor, Jerry and Deena Kaplan formed an important collection of contemporary American art and craft. Passionate, focused, and philanthropic collectors, they have donated works of art and given funds in support of their interests to such institutions as The Carnegie Musem of Art, The Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Yale University, and The Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Their extensive collection contains some of the greatest artists working in glass, ceramics, wood, textiles, and weaving. It embodies the whimsical, surreal, and serious. Included objects are Dan Owen Dailey’s Upside Down Man (Estimate: $25,000 – $35,000), William Morris’ Rhyton Vessel (Estimate: $20,000 – $30,000, Donald Keith Sultan’s Green Lilies, White Lilies, Yellow Lilies, Pink Lilies (Estimate: $15,000 – $25,000) and Jun Kaneko’s Dango (Estimate: $15,000 – $25,000).