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You can now buy a Picasso from the private collection of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Written by Zoe Sottile, CNN

It’s not just a screen print by German artist Josef Albers.

This is a serigraph by German artist Josef Albers that once belonged to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

And now fans of the justice, nicknamed RBG and who died in 2020 at the age of 87, can bid on Albers’ screenprint and other unique works of art from his personal collection.

The lot includes pieces from Ginsburg’s extensive private collections, including ceramics and drawings by Pablo Picasso, bronze sculptures by Glenna Goodacre, and silkscreen by Albers. The collection also includes a number of pieces by Native American and Indigenous artists, such as a tile made by Alaskan native Ed Mighell and a sculpture by Inuit artist Anita Issaluk.

The sale is administered by The Potomack Company, an auction house based in Alexandria, Virginia.

The Potomack Company also auctions personal items from Ginsburg’s Watergate House and Chambers, such as a mink coat and her 2002 National Women’s Hall of Fame medal.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, according to The Potomack Company. The late Justice maintained a passion for opera throughout her life, even appearing on stage in cameo roles with the Washington National Opera.
“We remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg: an unwavering patron, a cherished critic, a supernumerary worthy of standing ovations, and our greatest advocate,” the Washington National Opera wrote on its website after her death.
If Ginsburg’s previous library book and papers sale is any indication, this auction will be a success: Items from Ginsburg’s library were auctioned for a total of $2.3 million in January .

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