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Eleanor Davis (American, b. 1983) For Judge Ginsburg, print of Ruth Bader Ginsburg hung in her apartments. All images courtesy of Potomack Company.

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

The Ginsburg cartoon above is by Eleanor Davis and it hung in her apartments. Among the other lots that will go under the hammer of the Potomack Company in Alexandria:

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Madoura full-fire earthenware plate.
Glenna Goodacre (American, 1939-2020), sacred song, bronze of a child with a pipe. Goodacre designed the Vietnam Women’s Memorial and the obverse of the 2000 Sacagawea dollar.

This image and the previous one: Gartenhaus natural black mink coat with Ruth Bader Ginsburg monogram in the pocket,
Black stained granite sculpture carved in cubist style.

Other works of art will be auctioned off, as will awards and recognition items Ginsburg received on the pitch. The 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 live on April 12. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Washington National Opera.

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Andre Beaujon

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian end of 2014. He previously worked for the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book Bigger ground awaits: the Scottish football team that fought in the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.