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Private Tour of "Cherchez la femme: Women and Surrealism"

  • Sotheby's 1334 York Avenue New York, NY (map)

Join us for a private tour of Cherchez la femme: Women and Surrealism, a selling exhibition that celebrates the women artists at the heart of the Surrealist movement, including Frida Kahlo, Meret Oppenheim, Dorothea Tanning, Elsa Schiaperelli, and Leonora Carrington.



The first exhibition of its kind in New York, Cherchez la femme brings together over fifty world-class works by international female Surrealists, both famed and obscure, introducing new audiences to these extraordinary artists and reclaiming their place in the history of Surrealism.

Leading the tour will be Edith Eustis, Associate Specialist, Impressionist & Modern Art, Andrea Zorrilla, Specialist, Latin American Art, and Laura McCarthy, Assistant Vice President, Private Sales. They will discuss the intersection of exhibitions and private sales and the importance of mounting an exhibition of women Surrealists, both for Sotheby's clients and for the art market at large.

The event will conclude with an informal reception at Seamstress (339 East 75th Street) hosted by POWarts steering committee members Rebecca Shaykin and Natasha Degen. Drink specials will be available.



Edith Eustis is an Associate Specialist, Impressionist & Modern Art at Sotheby's. She is responsible for researching, cataloguing, and liaising with outside experts for all parts of the Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sales. She works with a national and international client base on the consignment of works of art for sale and acquisition of works of art at auction and has worked on such important collections as that of Alex & Elisabeth Lewyt. She joined Sotheby’s in 2007 and became a member of the Impressionist & Modern Art Department in 2010.

Laura McCarthy is an Assistant Vice President of Private Sales at Sotheby's. She is a member of the management team responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the Private Sales business. She works closely with many Specialist departments across the company as well as executive management. McCarthy joined Sotheby’s in 2007 and worked in several departments, including 19th Century European Paintings, before joining Private Sales in 2012.