Artwork from comedian Garry Shandling's estate to be sold

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Dozens of paintings and other works of art from the estate of comedian Garry Shandling will be offered for sale at an art show in New Mexico this week.

Organizers of the annual Objects of Art Santa Fe say this will be the first public viewing of Shandling’s collection, which includes Navajo rugs, Southwest furniture and pieces by Mexican Artists Francisco Zuniga and Alfredo Ramos Martinez.

More than 40 of Shandling’s personal pieces from his California home will be offered. They range in value from a couple of hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.

The 66-year-old comedian, who died in March, visited Santa Fe often to vacation and buy art. Some of the pieces up for sale were originally purchased in Santa Fe.

The show opens Thursday with a gala in Santa Fe.