More than two-dozen artworks from the collection of HSBC Bank, many from major American artists dating back to the mid-20th century, will go on sale today in Dana Tillou Fine Arts, 417 Franklin St.
For several months, the bank has been divesting its collection of several hundred original artworks and prints that once hung in its offices in the former HSBC Tower, now One Seneca Tower, and its former branches in Central and Western New York. Some of the work was originally acquired by Seymour H. Knox Jr., the late director of the former Marine Midland Bank later acquired by HSBC and an Albright-Knox benefactor and namesake known for his keen eye for modern art.
According to Tillou, 65 pieces were donated to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and more went to other community organizations. Tillou’s show, which runs through at least Nov. 27, opens with a reception at 6:30 p.m.