New York’s Salmagundi Club to raise funds with April 8-9 art auction
NEW YORK – The Salmagundi Club will host a two-day fundraising auction event in conjunction with Roland Auctions NY, on Friday, April 8 at 8 pm Eastern time and Saturday, April 9 at noon Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available on both days through LiveAuctioneers.
The auction will be held live at the Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue in New York City as well as online and will feature works by many of the club’s top emerging and established artists. The selection features original portraits, still life, landscapes, photography and other genres, with all purchases supporting both the artists and the club.
Salmagundi’s auctions have operated continuously since the late 1870s. “With starting prices as low as $150, all set at 30% of typical gallery prices, this is a unique opportunity to own a piece of American art history,” said Salmagundi Chairman Nick Dawes. More than 200 original works of art, including 20 historic works from Salmagundi Club’s archive collection, will be offered.
Highlights of the April 8 session will include Elizabeth Myers Castonguay’s Tree of Knowledge (Endangered), an acrylic on imported archival handmade paper that the artist dedicated to women across the world who are pursuing studies outside of religious doctrine. It is estimated at $2,900-$4,800. Another standout is a female torso sculpted from marble by Francis Nguyen, estimated at $2,300-$3,800.
Uniquely, the Salmagundi art auction also offers the opportunity to commission one of the country’s leading artists to paint a portrait, landscape or still life (composed of the winner’s favorite objects). The auction will feature both a portrait commission and still life by acclaimed artist Lucas Bononi. ALos Angeles painter living and working in New York City, Bonini is also a current instructor at the Grand Central atelier and has solo exhibitions across Manhattan. The landscape commission being auctioned is by Indiana-born landscape and portrait artist Tyler Moore, who seeks the visceral experience of life in his work.
Diego Glazer’s Full Circle, an oil still life of a ferret on a log, carries an estimate of $3,200-$5,300, and Joseph McGurl’s Evening Light on the River, an oil landscape depicting a view of Battery Park from across the river, is estimated at $4,500-$7,500.
Also featured will be works by Walter Hatke, including Vestiges, an oil on linen depicting a bare room with three chairs, estimated at $3,600-$6,000, and Memory Trunk, an oil on linen of an old trunk catching sunlight through a window. Its estimate is $3,900-$6,500.
The Saturday, April 9 session features oils by Werner Rentsch. The artist’s Gypsy Horse Sale and Turkish Horse Cart have individual estimates of $2,300-$3,800.
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