The Collection of Drue Heinz
London. A remarkable and rare opportunity for collectors and decorators alike; Christie’s London will present The Collection of Drue Heinz: Townhouses in London and New York with Interiors by John Fowler and Renzo Mongiardino, on 4 June in a dedicated collection sale. The collection of Drue Heinz reflects the innate eye and refined personal taste with which she assembled this incredible collection, which was largely amassed during her marriage to H.J. (Jack) Heinz II – CEO of the H. J. Heinz Company – from 1953 until his death in 1987. Mrs Heinz (1915-2018) was also a renowned philanthropist and throughout her life she enjoyed nothing more than taking on new endeavours, particularly those which helped to advance the work of a wide spectrum of emerging artists. Her spirit is very much reflected in her collection, and, as such, the proceeds from its sale will go to support her beloved Hawthornden Literary Retreat as well as various other charitable projects. From these and other benefactions one takes away the overall impression of a relentlessly energetic person who took a strong personal interest in projects that she felt were important and in particular ones which nourished the human spirit. Further highlights from the wider collection are being sold in Christie’s specialist sales throughout the year, including an important group of fine art to be offered in Christie’s Spring sales of Impressionist and Modern Art, Post-War and Contemporary and Latin American Art.