You can own a piece of RBG’s art collection


Eleanor Davis (American, born 1983) For Justice Ginsburg, giclée print by Ruth Bader Ginsburg that hung in her chambers. All images courtesy of The Potomack Company.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s memorabilia and modern and decorative arts collections will be auctioned off next month to benefit the Washington National Opera – an institution the late Supreme Court Justice supported for years. (She even appeared in a production in 2016.)

The above cartoon of Ginsburg is by Eleanor Davis and hung in her chambers. Among the other lots set to go under the hammer at the Potomack Company in Alexandria:

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Madoura Plein Feu Earthenware Plate.
Glenna Goodacre (American, 1939-2020), holy song, Bronze of a child with a whistle. Goodacre designed the Vietnam Women’s Memorial and the obverse of the 2000 Sacagawea dollar.

This picture and the previous one: garden shed mink coat in natural black with Ruth Bader Ginsburg monogram in the pocket,
Carved black stained granite sculpture in Cubist style.

Other works of art will also be auctioned, as well as awards and recognition items that Ginsburg received at the plaza. Lots will be previewed April 12-26 at The Potomack Company Gallery at 1120 North Fairfax Street in Old Town. An online catalog will go online on April 12th. All proceeds from the auction benefit Washington National Opera.

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Andrew Beaujon


Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonians Late 2014. Previously at Poynter Institute, and Washington City Papers. His book A larger field awaits us: The Scottish football team that fought in the Great War was released in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.


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