Unique Art Sale Benefits Kinsey Institute
Kaufman Financial Corporation CEO and Indiana University alumnus Barton L. Kaufman is turning part of his special collection of LeRoy Neiman originals into an ultimate gift for the benefit of The Kinsey Institute. In an article in the Indianapolis Business Journal in April, Kaufman discussed how the Kinsey movie released in 2004 made him more aware of Alfred Kinsey's groundbreaking research and the Institute's continuing work. As an IU alumnus, Kaufman admired then-President Herman B Well’s unwavering support of sex research, which gained him national respect as a champion of academic freedom.
Kaufman commissioned his unique collection of original paintings of famous sports figures over the past 30 years, choosing subjects who interested him personally. The 26 paintings in the sale include stars Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, and Superbowl MVP Peyton Manning, and art experts have estimated the collection may have a value of as much as $5 million.
The sale kicked off Memorial Day weekend with a display of the paintings in Las Vegas. Proceeds of the sale will ultimately benefit the Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, The Kinsey Institute, and IU athletics. You can view the Kaufman collection of Neiman paintings online at the Indianapolis Business Journal website, http://www.ibj.com/html/kaufman_collection.html
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