Raymond D. Nasher

Always Wanted to Own Ray Nasher's Art Collection? Now's Yer Chance.

Those Friends of Unfair Park wondering what to do with the spare change scrounged from their couch, take note: Sotheby's in New York is set, this Friday, to auction off some 200 pieces in the collection of Ray and Patsy Nasher, among them works by Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein's, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Keith Haring. (You'll have to register at the auction house's site to see details; it's free, though, and totally worth it.) Says the Associated Press this afternoon: "The works are expected to bring in a total of more than $30 million, with [Picasso's] The Kiss alone estimated to fetch $10 million to $15 million." It comes with a free hug, however. Far more reasonable: Donald Lipski's 1947 piece Building Steam #105, with the opening bid at $800. --Robert Wilonsky


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