Elizabeth Strafford Christie’s Sale
SALE AT CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK NOV 1st, 2018
Elizabeth Stafford (1928-2018), known as Mimi, was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. While working for the State Department in Germany, she met her husband in France and they lived in Paris from 1961-76, before settling in New York. While living in Paris, she transformed their apartment into an authentic 18th Century French home, which was frequently opened for international museums and cultural groups. The couple generously lent their collection to the New Orleans Museum of Art in 1966 with an exhibition called Odyssey of an Art Collector, to raise funds after hurricane devastation. Mimi was a Fellow at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and a benefactor to the Frick Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, the Morgan Library, and the Metropolitan Opera and her collection was lent extensively around the world.