Tour the Halpern Judaica Collection at Sotheby’s with Senior Consultant Sharon Liberman Mintz
Looking for Chanukah gifts? Sotheby’s might not be the most budget-friendly place to look, but it will certainly fuel your inspiration! Abraham Halpern began collecting in the 1970s, and continued for almost 50 years. Mr. Halpern was also an enthusiastic lender to exhibitions, including the famed Sephardic Journey exhibition at Yeshiva University Museum, Ashkenaz: The German Jewish Heritage, and many others. The Halpern Collection represents the most important collection of Judaica to come onto the market in a decade, and the finest group of Judaic textiles ever to appear at auction. No other Judaica sale has boasted the breadth and comprehensiveness, temporally, geographically, and stylistically, that can be found here.
Sharon Liberman Mintz is the Curator of Jewish Art at the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary and specializes in the fields of Illuminated Hebrew manuscripts and rare printed books. Over the course of 30 years at the Library, she has curated more than 40 exhibitions, authored ten exhibition catalogs and has lectured extensively on a variety of topics in the fields of Jewish Art and rare Hebrew books. As the Senior Consultant for Judaica at Sotheby’s since 1995, Ms. Mintz has cataloged and appraised Hebrew books for Judaica sales worldwide for over two decades.