Featured Live Auction Experiences
Contributed Live Auction Works of Art
Featured Live Auction Experiences
Rashmi Talpade, Mixed Media artist, will capture your home from multiple perspectives to create a one of a kind signature portrait. This unique amalgamation will be comprised of actual photographs, multiplied to the point of abstraction, cut and painstakingly assembled into a complex framed work. Talpade has exhibited in Bombay and Dehli and has been the recipient of numerous commissions by Indian government agencies and private collectors seeking to capture the essence of a specific time and place. She is a recipient of the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism's artist fellowship and serves on the Visual Arts Committee at Artspace and on the Visual Arts Advisory Board at the Arts Council of New Haven. She has been the subject of a one person show at the Mellon Center for the Arts at Choate Rosemary Hall.
Other examples of her photo-collages here.
An outdoor sculpture, approximately 16 feet x 16 feet x 12 feet, specially made for your property by Jonathan Waters.
Waters received his MFA from Yale in 1977 and is active as both a curator and sculptor. He has worked in the studios of some of the 20th Century's most renown sculptors including Richard Serra, Mark DiSuvero, and David Von Schlegell (who was, for nearly 20 years, the head of the sculpture department at Yale School fo Art). A similar offering, a sculpture that was similar in size and character, was a popular item at The Country School's recent auction in Madison, CT.
More about the artist here.
Portrait of You or a Loved one by Jonathan Weinberg
Weinberg is a noted scholar on contemporary American visual culture, and teachers at RISD and at Yale. The recipient of a 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship and a grant from the Creative Capital/AndyWarhol Foundation to pursue research for his forthcoming book Pier Groups: Art and Identity along the New York Waterfront, 1971-1983, Weinberg is also an active curator and has organized The Piers: Art and Sex along the New York Waterfront, which is currently on view at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in NY.
The experience will take place in Weinberg’s art-filled brownstone in Wooster Square, where the winner will enjoy the experience of sitting to a great painter and raconteur. Along with your portrait, you will receive a collection of Yale University Press art books on portraiture.
Value: $1,500(L-R) Lowery Sims, 2007; Robert Storr, 2007
Private tour for 12 of one of the most important private collections of contemporary art in the US. The Granary is a private exhibition space that houses works from the collection of Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy. Located on a beautiful, bucolic property in Sharon, CT, the Granary was designed by architect Steven Learner and completed in the fall of 2009. The current set of exhibitions feature a wide array of modern and contemporary art from the collection and include an installation of non-figurative painting and sculpture with work by Agnes Martin, David Hammons, and Richard Long among others; an exhibition of German art from the 1980s featuring the work of Gerhard Richter, Joseph Beuys, and Anselm Kiefer; and a selection of contemporary landscape photography by artists such as Gregory Crewdson and Justine Kurland. In addition, the property includes an art library and outdoor sculpture by several artists including Eric Fischl and Bryan Hunt, all of which can be seen weather permitting.
Andy Warhol Weekend Getaway
Enter the magical world of I Spy with a private visit of Walter Wick's Studio and Art Collection of Linda Cheverton Wick. Located in a formerly abandoned firehouse, the studio is where all the sets are built for the elaborate images which appear in Wick's best-selling children's picture books. Tour for up to 15 guests. Included is a complete set of I Spy & Can You See What I See? books, each signed by the author.
Contributed Live Auction Works of Art
MMA Pillars (1928)
Bailey's exceptional draftsmanship is well demonstrated in his prints. In these still life dramas, which he likens to theatrical interplays between recurring parts, Bailey creates an atmosphere that is subtle and spatially enigmatic. Working from memory, without the aid of photography, he produces prints of great sensitivity and control. Gradually built up through several states of short etches, his line work achieves a luminous quality not unlike silverpoint drawing. Bailey's vigilance in execution echoes the conceptual quality of the images. His prints of the still life or figure seem suspended in memory, timeless and metaphysical.
William Bailey has been included in several important exhibitions, and has had numerous solo shows throughout the United States and Europe. A 30-year survey (from 1973 to 2003) of his prints and drawings, William Bailey: Prints and Drawings, showed at the Legion of Honor of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 2003-2004. Among numerous awards and honors, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting in 1965, a Yale Arts Medal for Distinguished Contribution in Painting in 1985, was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome in 1983-84, and has been, since 1986, an elected member of The American Academy of Arts and letters.
This signed etching, (Artist Proof 7/20) was commissioned by the venerable Cleveland Print Club of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Bailey's works are in several public and private collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; the St. Louis Art Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas; and the Yale University Art Gallery. William Bailey is represented by Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York.
Studio visit with the arist:
Estimated Value: TBA
Untitled (Production Still from Beneath the Roses Hatch #1)
Gregory Crewdson chairs the Photography department at Yale School of Art and is celebrated for choreographing elaborate images with the eerie feel of movie stills. The series Beneath the Roses was created using a Hasselblad Sinar 8x10 camera and shots--later composited in the studio--set in gritty spots across the Berkshires.The artist has said "There are these very ordinary situations, and the light is being used as a narrative code to reveal the story. It also provides some possibility of transformation of the ordinary, which gives the images a certain theatricality." This lot is accompanied by a signed copy of Crewdson's coffee-table book, Beneath the Roses, that brings together the entire photographic series.
More about the artist:
Estimated Value: $5,000
Mistakes In Accounts of Project Ozma (1999)
This particular work encapsulates Grimes' research around the errors and inconsistencies, many generated by noted scientists, surrounding Project Ozma. This was the pioneering experiment led by Cornell University Astrophysics professor Frank Drake that used a radio telescope to find signs of life in the solar system. The project was named after the ruler of the land of Oz--popularized by the Frank Baum book. All of Grimes's work is concerned with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The painting is accompanied by a detailed letter from the artist chronicling his research, much of it taking place in libraries in and around New Haven.
Estimated Value: $6,000
Cham Hendon was included in the seminal and provocative exhibition, Bad Paintings, curated by Marcia Tucker at the New Museum in 1978. It was notable for being one of their first shows of artists who rejected traditional concepts of draftsmanship in favor of new, often irreverent, and highly idiosyncractic styles of representation. Hendon was included in numerous shows organized by other important curators working at that time. This work, and his other paintings are created without brushes, through a technique of pouring and manipulating an acrylic mix to creating a dense, layered and unique view of the world. Since moving to New Haven in 2006 he has been actively showing locally, and was recently recognized with a Pollock-Krasner Foundation award. He is now represented by Giampietro Gallery.
Estimated Value: $5,500
Constance LaPalombara is a painter of landscape, still life and interiors, who works from direct observation. Her interest in landscape developed during several extended trips to Italy, an experience that continues to influence her work, particularly with regard to the quality of light. This is immediately apparent whether in the urban landscapes, the landscape of coastal Maine, or in her still lifes. Reviewers of her work have typically hailed her sense of light and color as hallmarks of her paintings.
Group exhibits in 2011 include “Static Verve” a still life show at Rockwell Galleries; “Pathways to Landscape,” Ridgefield Guild of Artists; in New Haven, the Connecticut Watercolor Show at John Slade Ely House; and “Stone Works: Artist’s Encounter with Hard Places,” curated by Stephen V Kobasa, was on view at the Library Institute in New Haven earlier this year. Last summer she had a solo show of Maine paintings in Southwest Harbor, Maine, and this past fall, a show of cityscapes and still lifes, “In Translation” at Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University.
In the fall of 2010 Ms. LaPalombara had a Residency fellowship at the Heliker Lahotan Foundation, Maine. She is one of the artists included in “Artists Next Door: A Great City’s Creative Spirit “(Cheever Tyler, ed.) 2007. An article about her work, “Everytown USA” appeared in The Artist Magazine, 2009 . Recent reviews include the New Haven Independent, Painting Perceptions. com., Connecticut Arts Scene.com. Her MFA is from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
More information about the artist: www.constancelapalombara.com
Estimated Value: $2,400
Patti Smith in NYC Subway (1971)
DJ + the Pirate
Novelist Paul Auster has said that if he could paint, “these are the pictures I would dream of doing.” Sam Messer’s lush, character-driven portraits of everyday subject matter – people, typewriters, trees, animals, buildings, furniture – can be deceptively light in tone. Their bold, playful surfaces reveal the process of painting but also the attitude of the painter, which Ben Harman notes “at times is confident, at times silly, and occasionally even severe and concerned.”
Coming out of ‘80s neo-expressionism, Messer turned away from allegory and portentousness and toward compositions with a magical psychology that, through vibrant coloration and intuitive brushwork, are immediate and deeply affecting. As art critic Donald Kuspit writes: “One can say that Messer revitalizes our sense of the power of the unconsciousness by making the picture borderline—hallucinatory—through his use of the ‘fantastic’ gesture.”
Messer studied at the Cooper Union and received an MFA from Yale University School of Art. He has received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Ford Foundation, and has exhibited his work at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Sculpture Center in New York, and Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Los Angeles, among others. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts; Paine Webber, New York; Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was appointed senior critic in painting at Yale University School of Art in 1994.
This etching was made for his good friend, the novelist and poet Denis Johnson. Johnson won the National Book Award a few years ago; these etchings are part of a book Messer and he are doing and will be part of an animation based on a short story " Denis the Pirate". Some of the other collectors of Messer's work are authors Susan Sontag, Michael Cunningham, and Danielle Steele.
Estimated Value: $1,100
For Aimé Césaire, "Mot" edition 207 (1950)
Leaving New York, 1993
Leo Rubinfien has had one-person shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2011, this print of Leaving New York was exhibited at the Yale University Art Gallery as part of the Gallery's commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Taken from a plane window at sunset, this dramatic view, which registers the Twin Towers with subtlety and poignance, was used as the first and last image of Rubinfien’s acclaimed 2008 book Wounded Cities (a signed copy of which is also included with this lot).
Estimated Value: $6,000
In addition to the Polaroid portraits for which he is best known, Warhol took 35mm black and white shots of his subjects as a visual diary to document people in his life and to serve as studies for his more ambitious and ambiguous paintings and silkscreens. Among the many people he was drawn to, Pia Zadora epitomized the beautiful starlets that were famous for 15 minutes or a bit longer. She was active as a singer and actress in the 1980s, and appeared in such ironically iconic Hollywood films as Hairspray and Naked Gun 33 1/3.
Value: $ 1,500
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