Annual Woodstock Fine Art Auction benefit is Sept. 5
LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.
Proceeds from the auction benefit WAAM, one of the oldest and most prestigious organizations of its kind. The James Cox Gallery in Woodstock is cosponsoring the auction.
Previews will begin Aug. 27 and run through auction day.
With over 270 lots in the $100 to $10,000 range, there will be exceptional values for those bidding for the first time and also for the seasoned bidder adding a new gem to an extensive collection.
James Cox, the event’s auctioneer said he knows “from past experience that a big plus for buyers is our policy of no reserves on 90 percent of our auction pieces. It’s an incredible opportunity for the frugal connoisseur.”
Josephine Bloodgood, executive director and museum curator of WAAM added that “the auction’s vetting committee is comprised of proven professionals including respected art dealers, a print expert, a top art appraiser, a museum director and knowledgeable collectors.” Buyers can be assured that the quality of the art offered has been professionally vetted, she said.
Lucile Blanch’s 1935 delightfully sly oil titled Runaway Clowns, a stunning nude by Bernard Karfiol, a bold Picasso-esque portrait by Rolph Scarlett and a major oil of the Colorado Rockies by Woodstock artist Ethel Magafan are some of the standouts in this year’s auction. Other significant pieces include works on paper by well-known artists Romare Bearden, Bernard Buffet, August Renoir, Marino Marini, Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Alice Neel, to name a few.
A special focus this year is the aesthetics of Urban Art. Angel Ortiz, known as LA II, collaborator with Keith Haring during the 1980s heyday of New York’s graffiti art scene, will be represented by several pieces of flat work as well as three-dimensional ceramics. Large form prints by Ernest Trova, Steven Pollack, Rick Pantell and Collette and collage by Richard Smith will add to the flavor of edgy urbanity.
Historically important Woodstock and Regional artists highlighted include: Lucille Blanch, Clarence Bolton, Bolton Brown, John Carroll, Konrad Cramer, Adolf Dehn, Albert Heckman, Robert Henri, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Fletcher Martin, Winold Reiss, Charles Rosen, Miron Sokole and Arnold Wiltz. Rare Woodstock publications such as the Hue & Cry, Plowshare, and Wild Hawk are also included.
The complete catalog and phone and absentee bid forms are available online at www.woodstockart.org and www.jamescoxgalley.com. The auction preview begins Aug. 27 and runs through auction day.
Details are available by e-mailing WAAM at email@example.com or calling 845-679-6940 or by e-mailing James Cox Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 845-679-7608.
The Woodstock Artists Association & Museum is located at 28 Tinker St. in Woodstock. The WAAM is a not-for-profit membership organization featuring a landmark collection of regional art, contemporary artist gallery and a dynamic education program.
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