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On Collecting: Erving and Joyce Wolf

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28 March 2023

18 minutes


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In the latest episode of Monocle’s production for Sotheby’s, we learn about oil and gas pioneers Erving and Joyce Wolf, who were passionate collectors of American art and design. Over a marriage spanning seven decades, the couple amassed a collection of more than 1,000 objects and pieces in their Fifth Avenue apartment – which are now coming to auction. Their son, Mathew Wolf, Sotheby’s senior vice-president and co-worldwide head of 20th-century design, Jodi Pollack, and design historian Charlotte Fiell reveal what makes these pieces so covetable.

28 March 2023

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