NEW YORK – For more than 25 years, Bailey House has been providing housing and support services to homeless men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. Major fund-raisers for the organization are its auctions, which sell works donated by some of the city’s finest artists.
One such event will be the Bailey House Summer On-line Art and Photography Auction to be conducted Thursday, July 8, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern. LiveAuctioneers will facilitate Internet live bidding.
The 28 lots that comprise the auction have estimates ranging from $500 to $4,500.
One of the stars of the auction pictures a New York favorite, Bette Midler. Robert Maxwell’s Bette Midler, 2008, a digital chromgenic print, has a $4,000-$4,500 estimate. The 16-inch by 20-inch print is from an open edition. Maxwell known for his photography of celebrities as well as for 19th century-style ambrotype photos.
A black and white print photograph titled Face I by rising superstar photographer Dusan Reljin is anther auction highlight. The 16-inch by 20-inch print has a $3,900-$4,000 estimate. Reljin’s work can be seen in leading magazines and advertising.
Blooming Under the Fire is a mixed media work by Roseline Koener, a West Hampton, N.Y., painter and educator by way of Belgium. The 34-inch by 17-inch work, composed of layered fabric and paper, has a $3,400-$3,500 estimate.
Every winning bid is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law and directly helps Bailey House expand and enhance services for formerly homeless men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS.
For details call Bailey House at 212-633-2500 ext. 458.
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