Family Dynamics 2015 Art Auction Catalogue

Live Auction


 

Robert Szot 2
Robert Szot
Street Hail, 2015
Oil on linen mounted on panel
20” x 16”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $1,000
Retail Price: $3,800

Robert Szot, a Texas native, lives and works in Brooklyn. He is represented by Muriel Guépin in New York City, where he had his 2014 solo show, Woke Up on Broadway. His work has been exhibited in a variety of galleries across the United States, from New York to Los Angeles. His paintings have been exhibited by the Saatchi Gallery in London, and in 2014 Szot participated in the Whitney Museum Art Party. His work is in the collections of Credit Suisse and Beth DeWoody, as well as many other private, public and corporate collections worldwide.

www.robertszot.com

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Richard Phillips
Flower Mirror, 2003
Screen print on paper
Number 9, Edition of 10 plus 2 AP
48” x 31”
Courtesy of the Gagosian Shop

Starting Bid: $1,000
Retail Price: $5,000

Born in Massachusetts in 1962, Richard Phillips lives and works in New York. He is known for his strikingly distinctive paintings. Drawn from found imagery, his work deals with the marketability of man, his wishes, ideas, actions, identity, sexuality, politics, and desires. He translates these images into both drawings and paintings executed through a traditional process. In doing so, he makes use of the iconic quality of pictures, which the media and Art use daily—each according to its own agenda. His recent exhibition, Most Wanted, at White Cube in London, for example, featured ten larger-than-life celebrity portraits set against red carpet step-and-repeat backdrops. Recently Phillips has begun to explore filmmaking and photography as a means of moving beyond found imagery in his paintings. Phillips has exhibited his work in many individual and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, including important survey exhibitions and catalogues at Le Consortium in Dijon in 2004; Kunstverein in Hamburg in 2002; and Kunsthalle Zurich in Zurich in 2000. He is represented in public and private collections such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York; the Denver Museum in Colorado; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami; UBS Paine Webber Art Collection in New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tate Modern in London; Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, The Netherlands; and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

www.gagosian.com/artists/richard-phillips

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Ryan Keeley
Ryan Keeley
Behind the Light – In Front of Time, 2014
Hybrid-photo painting on canvas with emerald metallic finish
40” x 32”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $2,000
Retail Price: $10,000

Ryan Keeley was born in Annapolis, MD, in 1982. His talents were recognized as a boy and through high school he spent most of that time studying under a number of great artists and influencers. As an adult, Keeley has lived a nomadic lifestyle, traveling the world and finding new inspirations. He has spent most of his time traveling from beach to beach, making a living painting surfboards and expanding his skill set and style on large canvases. In 2009, Keeley began experimenting with his large-format printer, customizing the machine to develop a new digital printing process that could produce images similar to a screen printer but in full high resolution and every color in the spectrum at once. This technique allowed Keeley to add very fine detailed photographic imagery to his paintings. He calls this “Layered Hybrid Expressionism.” His success with this process led Keeley to open his own gallery in New York.

www.ryankeeley.com

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Alison Jackson
Alison Jackson
Marilyn through the Window, 2007
Number 2, Edition of 5
Photograph
18” x 22”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $1,000
Retail Price: $5,000

Alison Jackson is a contemporary artist who explores the cult of celebrity – an extraordinary phenomenon created by the media and publicity industry. Jackson makes convincingly realistic work about celebrities doing things in private using lookalikes. Likeness becomes real, and fantasy touches on the believable. She creates scenarios we have all imagined but never seen – the hot images the media can’t get. Born in Hampshire, England, Jackson trained in Fine Art Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art in London, and in Fine Art Photography at The Royal College of Art. She lives and works in London. Jackson is an Ambassador to the Spinal Injuries Association.

www.alisonjackson.com

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Ron Diorio
Ron Diorio
Hometown, 2007
Number 2, Edition of 3
Archival Digital Chromogenic Print
16” x 20”
Courtesy of the artist and Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

Starting Bid: $1,000
Retail Price: $4,500

Ron Diorio is an artist working in a variety of media, including photography and video. His art has been exhibited internationally and is represented by Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art in New York. His photographs and publications are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal; and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Diorio’s current video work focuses on short personal essays, weaving spoken word, moving images, still photography, and content found on the Internet. Diorio is VP, Business Development and Innovation for The Economist Digital. He is a lifelong New Yorker and lives with his wife and two children in northern Manhattan.

www.rondiorio.com
www.phhfineart.com

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Eric Demarchelier
Driveway, 2003
Oil on canvas
34” x 40”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $1,000
Retail Price: $4,500

Eric Demarchelier is a French-American painter whose work includes figurative, geometric abstraction and abstract expressionism, as well as landscape and portrait painting. In contrast to his abstract paintings, Demarchelier’s figurative work includes striking, almost intuitively familiar landscape scenes as well as still lives enriched by patina hues and balanced by intelligent composition. His portraiture ranges from the bold simplicity suggestive of pre-pop portraits, to energetic and brightly defined human forms caught in the in-between moments of reverie, realization and reminiscence, to faceless bodies in private poses that reveal an undetected inner intimacy. Trained by St. Petersburg master painter Leonid Gervis, Demarchelier has been active for the past 25 years. A native of Normandy, he currently lives in New York City and Shelter Island, where he keeps a studio.

www.ericdemarchelierart.com

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Deborah Brown
Commodore, 2014
Oil on masonite
20” x 16”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $500
Retail Price: $2,500

Deborah Brown’s work reflects her study of the industrial landscape of Bushwick, Brooklyn, and the location of her studio, where car salvage lots, cement factories and scrap-metal yards were common sights. For several years she depicted this subject matter through a sci-fi lens that magnified the strangeness of a world where crushed cars are stacked like ziggurats in a mishmash of semi-recognizable debris. Brown’s latest paintings utilize the vocabulary of her previous work in a new series devoted to portraiture inspired by her favorite paintings and 19th-century novels. Her new work depicts the head as a vessel for the organic, the kinetic and the chaotic. What emerges is a hybrid of the mechanical and the organic–a metaphor for consciousness and the divided nature of identity. Brown received a B.A. in art from Yale, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.F.A. from Indiana University. Since 1982 she has lived and worked in New York, where she is represented by Lesley Heller Workspace. She has had solo shows at galleries and museums around the country. Her public art projects include mosaics commissioned by the MTA for the Houston Street subway station in Manhattan, and roundels for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal at the Port of Miami for Miami-Dade Art in Public Places. In addition to her practice as an artist, she owns and directs the gallery Storefront Ten Eyck in Brooklyn, and serves on the board of NURTUREart, the artist advisory board of BRIC and Community Board #4 in Bushwick.

www.DeborahBrownFineArt.com

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Harif Guzman
Harif Guzman
Death Divorce Debt, 2014
Aerosol on canvas
20” x 20”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $1,000
Retail Price: $4,500

Born in Venezuela in 1975, Harif Guzman came to New York City at a young age. The inspiration for his work derives from mechanical reproduction and a unique technique that refuses the deadening effects of iconographical conformity. Further inspiration comes from Guzman’s earliest experiences of image making and the honest craft that he encountered working in his father’s print shop as a boy. Guzman’s work inhabits and extends a tradition established in the 1920s Weimar Republic with the extemporized collage and assemblage of Kurt Schwitters combined with the influence of Robert Rauschenberg, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the early gritty Pop Art paintings of Mike Kelley. His work is about transformation. The found materials Guzman employs are not just the physical materials he works with, but also second-hand imagery and ideas that characterize contemporary urban existence. His art has been exhibited nationally and internationally. His work was featured in the Whitney Arts Party art auction and the Frieze Art Fair in New York, as well as the Venice Biennale.

www.harifguzman.com

Silent Auction


 


Patricia Avellan
Untitled, 2012
Oil, mixed media & collage on canvas
12” x 12”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $300
Retail Value: $1,200

Patricia Avellan is a painter from Quito, Ecuador. The strength of her work arises from her process as much as from her gesture. She follows in the tradition of the American Abstract Expressionists, who derived a sense of liberation from nonrepresentational painting techniques that celebrated the uninhibited movement of hand and body over the canvas. Avellan’s latest work is highly conceptual. The squares that she sketches represent the neat categories that society forces us into. Avellan conceals and subverts square forms in order to conquer and make them her own. She layers square upon square, creating fluid lines that capture the social and emotional forces acting upon her. Dynamic in texture, rich with layers of pentimento, every canvas contains a past life and is reborn in a fiery struggle. Avellan has studied art at the Universidad Central in Quito; the Art Students League of New York; New York’s National Academy and Parsons; and St. Martins College of Art and Design in London. Her paintings have been exhibited in the U.S. and in Quito, most recently at Bowery Gallery in New York.

www.patriciaavellan.com

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Ashley Woodson Bailey
Magic, 2014
Photograph on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper
12” x 18”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $150
Retail Value: $575

Ashley Woodson Bailey was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, and earned a BFA in Art History and Art from the University of Texas at Austin. Bailey worked as a floral designer for two decades in Dallas, Houston, New York, Savannah, Atlanta and Austin. A self-taught photographer, Bailey sought to create a lasting flower arrangement through the lens of a camera after a life-changing accident in 2012 left her physically unable to create for large-scale events. As an artist, Bailey is defined fully and completely by the flower. Her collection Dark is inspired by the transition of the flower from a lovely blossom to a dying stem and the deep desire to preserve the metamorphosis as a moment in time. All of Bailey’s images are captured and edited with her iPhone. Bailey’s photography has been featured in numerous publications including Garden & Gun, Domaine Home (as a part of Jessica Alba’s bedroom makeover), Gardenista, Design Sponge, Camille Styles and many more.

www.ashleywoodsonbailey.com

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Clayton Calvert
Fireworks at Night, 2014
Watercolor on 300 lb. cold press Arches paper
121/8” x 161/8
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $500
Retail Price: $2,000

Clayton Calvert lives and works in New York City. He graduated from The George Washington University, where he majored in Art History and International Affairs. He has spent time in Europe studying the European Masters and uses a variety of the finest pigments, mediums and materials in creating his art. He also works with Italian artist Carlo Maria Mariani, an experience that informs his practice. Calvert was a finalist in the 2011 Saatchi Showdown – SCOPE New York. He shows at Mark Humphrey Gallery in Southampton, New York, and is represented by Gerald Bland in New York City. He is also a member of Berlin Collective. His work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the world.

www.claycalvert.com

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Georgia Elrod
M, 2013
Ink on paper
8” x 8”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $150
Retail Price: $600

Georgia Elrod’s work has been exhibited in New York City at Novella Gallery, the Horticultural Society of New York and Capla Kesting Fine Art; at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY; and RH+Gallery in Istanbul. In 2011, Elrod was awarded a residency at the Arteles Creative Center in Finland. In 2014, she was awarded a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the WAAW Residency in Senegal, Africa. Elrod is a curator and co-runner of Heliopolis Project, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She graduated with honors in Fine Art from Colorado College and received her MFA in Painting from Hunter College. Elrod was born in Memphis and raised in Manhattan; she currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

www.georgiaelrod.com

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Andrew Fladeboe
Tone of Mount Whitnow, Huntaway, 2014
Archival digital chromogenic photograph
Number 1, Edition of 6
30″ x 45″
Courtesy of the artist and Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

Starting Bid: $500
Retail Price: $2,000

Born in California in 1984, Fladeboe grew up in Japan, Russia, and Austria before obtaining his BFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006. He has spent time photographing animals for the Shepherd’s Realm series in the Netherlands, the Highlands of Scotland, Southern France, and Norway. In 2014, Fladeboe was awarded a Fulbright Grant to photograph and study working dogs in New Zealand. He is represented by Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art in New York City.

www.andrewfladeboe.com
www.phhfineart.com

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Clarissa Fortier
Black Canyon, 2014
Oil on canvas
24″ x 36″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $100
Retail Price: $500

Clarissa Fortier encounters landscapes in flux, constantly changing with the cycle of nature and human presence. Not only is she attracted to the aesthetics of geological formations, Fortier is also interested in the dynamic forces continually shaping them. The time she spends outdoors, pursuing various recreational activities and living outdoors, gives Fortier a multi-dimensional understanding of an environment, allowing her to paint landscapes in a way that goes beyond pure aesthetics. Fortier graduated from Oberlin College in 2013 with a BA in Studio Art (with honors) and Environmental Studies. After graduating, Fortier became an artist-in-residence at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in northern California. In 2014, she was a resident artist at Zion National Park in Utah. Recent exhibits include the Wilkinson Public Library in Telluride, CO, and the Fisher and Baron Galleries at Oberlin College.

www.clarissafortier.com

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J Grabowski
Hand with Ring, 2015
Oil on paper
14″ x 17″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $200
Retail Price: $600

J Grabowski is an artist living in New York. His work stems from notebooks filled with direct drawings and fragments of writing – made ritually on the way to places, using the ephemeral and the discarded as material. Grabowski has exhibited in the U.S. and internationally at Space 1026, Fuse Gallery, Gathering of the Tribes, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Adobe Books, the 2012 Brucennial, and most recently in the 2014 show The Possible at the Berkeley Art Museum in California. He is the cofounder of PUSH Press and Heliopolis, an artist-run space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn; and is the art editor for Big Bell, a poetry magazine.

www.jgrabowski.com

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Ann Jackson
A Translation of Words in Paynes Gray, 2015
Oil on Belgian linen
12″ x 24″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $100
Retail Price: $350

Ann Jackson graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. Painting with oils on Belgian linen, she considers her materials to be an integral component of her process. The manner in which paint reacts to the fabric, in the form of drips and washes, remains unique. Her work has a linear component which is consistent throughout her abstract works. These paintings represent the constant and evolving process of change as she pushes and pulls the paint to emphasize highlights made by the reaction between paint and fabric. Being a Texas native, she is also inspired by its vast landscape. In addition to her abstract work, Jackson also focuses on a series of cactus landscapes under the title of “Rugged Beauty.” Jackson lives and works in Dallas, Texas.

www.annjacksonart.com

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Richard Jacobs
Soul, 2014
Oil on clay board
12″ x 12″
Courtesy of Geary Gallery

Starting Bid: $300
Retail Price: $1,500

Richard Jacobs’ abstract art explores organic invention, with faith in alchemy and an adventurous concept of time. Elements of the past, present and future separate, blend and interchange until they make sense in a way that the work dictates. Discovering the soul of the painting is the content, with the intent that each piece surprises in new ways every time it is seen, making its individual and evolving nature the reward. Jacobs holds a BA from The Cooper Union (1984) and an MFA from Yale University (1987). In 1987-1988, Jacobs studied the indigenous arts of Bali, Indonesia, as a Henry Luce Scholar. Selected collections include the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA; DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA; Rose Art Museum in Waltham, MA; Sonesta Hotels; and Fidelity Investments.

http://jackgearycontemporary.com/artists/richard-jacobs

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Anthony E. Kieren
*Live portrait in watercolor and ink
Cold press watercolor paper
15″ x 20″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $100
Retail Price: $450

Anthony Kieren is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and performer based in Brooklyn. Kieren specializes in editorial portraiture and fashion illustration in addition to writing and illustrating his own series of comics entitled Heartworms. He works primarily in watercolor and ink. Kieren holds a BFA in Illustration from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, and an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from School of Visual Arts in New York City. Kieren has performed as a part of Punchdrunk Theatre’s Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel, recently sketched author Jennifer Weiner as a guest of PEN talks, has contributed live portraiture to an exhibition at the Bishop Gallery in Brooklyn and creates ambiance illustrations in an ongoing project for the Refinery Hotel in Manhattan.

*For the live portrait of the winning bidder, Anthony will arrive at a residence in Manhattan or Brooklyn, at a mutually agreed upon time and date before April 28, 2016. He will use ink and watercolors to create the portrait. The process will take approximately one hour.

www.aekieren.com

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Jacques Malignon
Nature’s Mood, 2014
Photograph on fine art matte
Number 1, Edition of 10
36” x 24”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $200
Retail Price: $800

French import Jacques Malignon was first hired by Mademoiselle Magazine for a fashion spread in Paris. Seizing the opportunity to come to America, he hand-delivered the images to the magazine’s headquarters in New York City. Since that day, he never looked back. Staying stateside, his career took off as he began working for magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Glamour, Seventeen, and the New York Times Magazine, as well as doing countless covers and spreads for international magazines. His advertising work covers a variety of clientele, from cosmetics and fashion to lifestyle campaigns. Malignon’s longevity in the industry speaks for itself and he prides himself on always getting the job at hand done, and done well. Whether shooting an advertising campaign, a magazine cover, a celebrity or family portrait, Malignon enjoys the creative collaboration of a team and is happiest with a camera in his hand.

www.jacquesmalignonphotographer.com

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Erik Parker
Hello
Skate deck
Edition of 100
Maple wood and heat transfer
8 ¼” x 31”
Courtesy of the artist; signed

Starting Bid: $50
Retail Price: $200

Employing his own wildly inventive architecture and signature neon palate, Erik Parker creates bold, graphic compositions that riff on the traditional genres of portraiture and still-life. His paintings draw their inspiration from diverse elements of American subculture—psychedelia, underground comic books, the Chicago Imagists, hip hop and heavy metal— as well as Picasso, Francis Bacon and Roy Lichtenstein. The skate deck is adapted from his 2014 painting entitled, Hello. Parker studied at the University of Texas at Austin with Peter Saul before receiving his MFA from Purchase College of the State University of New York. He was included in the first “Greater New York” show at P.S.1 in 2000 and has had solo exhibitions at the Cornerhouse Gallery in Manchester, England; De Appel in Amsterdam; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas; Colette in Paris; Honor Fraser in Los Angeles; Galleri Faurschou in Copenhagen, Denmark; and most recently, Galeria Javier López in Madrid. Parker is represented by Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York and Honor Fraser in Los Angeles.

www.paulkasmingallery.com/artists/erik-parker

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Brian Pearson
Julia, 2014
Archival pigment print
Number 4, Edition of 20
14″ x 21″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $200
Retail Price: $1,000

Brian Pearson is a fine-art photographer, with awards from Photo District News and the Lucie Award for Fine Art, and nominations for the Black & White Spider Awards. A graduate of Emerson College, Pearson has spent the last 20 years working as a writer and photographer. A former resident of southwestern Colorado, Pearson lists Richard Avedon’s In the American West as an inspiration for his own work, alongside photographers Joel Meyerowitz, the New Topographics, and Jonathan Williams, writer of A Palpable Elysium: Portraits of Genius and Solitude. Pearson currently resides in Cape Cod, MA. He is currently represented by the Robin Rice Gallery in New York City.

www.brianpearson.net

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Jim Plunkett
Spinnakers, 2011
Oil on linen on cardboard
16 1/2” x 26 1/4”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $350
Retail Price: $2,000

Jim Plunkett is an artist who works and lives in New York City. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York Studio School in 2005 and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. In addition to maintaining a full time studio practice, he teaches Drawing and Painting Marathons with Graham Nickson, painter and Dean of the New York Studio School. His work is mainly perceptual, working from direct observation of the physical world. In 2014, Plunkett had an exhibition at the Mayson Gallery on the Lower East Side in New York, and in 2015 at the Hewitt Gallery of Art at Marymount Manhattan College in New York.

www.jimplunkettimages.com

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Glenn Paul Smith 2
Glenn Paul Smith
Three Months is Too Long, 2015
Watercolors
10″ x 14″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $200
Retail Price: $800

Glenn Paul Smith lives in New York City and makes things with his hands. He fi rst showed his paintings almost a decade ago at Kurt Kolok Gallery in Massachusetts and since then his work has been scattered amongst friends, family, and strangers. Smith has spent almost two decades learning how to build houses and is compelled to understand every aspect of the craft and use the skills learned to better his artwork. Smith has been involved with the DUMBO Arts Festival for several years, where he has sold many of his paintings and is now in many private art collections.

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Ross Watts
xo, 2014
Tar paper, burlap, and plaster
12″ x 24″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $600
Retail Price: $3,000

Ross Watts creates paintings, sculptures and installations that allude to texts, the layering of pages and the impending obsolescence of printed matter. Derived from literary works in which the protagonist’s character shifts in some critical way, the work pays tribute to books in their traditional, non-digitized form. Books as fossils manifest as “stones.” Layers of strips of paper are compressed by steel “bookends” binding them to the wall. Sculptures made from layers of tarpaper are deconstructed and presented as paintings. Books enshrined in plaster “tombs” with striated layers suggest accumulations of sediment. Watts received a BFA from The University of North Carolina and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has exhibited nationally, including a recent exhibition at The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, and is represented in numerous private collections. Watts is represented by the Sara Nightingale Gallery in Watermill and lives with his family in Sag Harbor, New York.

www.rosswatts.com

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Mark Wiener
Untitled, 2011
Acrylic on a ceramic plate
7” x 10”
Courtesy of Antonio Ocasio

Starting Bid: $50
Retail Value: $600

Mark Wiener (1951-2012), was an abstract painter who studied under Bauhaus influences at Philadelphia College of Art. Driven by the ideas of visionaries Alexi Brodivitch, Frank Zachry and Alexander Lieberman, he developed an open mind toward working simultaneously in several disciplines. Devoting his first years to photography, Wiener, based upon observations of Irving Penn’s process, conceived an approach to painting he called “the white table,” which became a driving force, alongside the Bauhaus ideal of the underlying structure in concert with natural spontaneity. In Wiener’s later works it is manifest as his organic gesture of throwing, dripping and pouring paint, orchestrated between drawing and painting layers of geometric objects. Wiener has exhibited internationally. His work appears in numerous public, private and corporate collections worldwide.

www.mwienerarts.com

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Obama
Children from Family Dynamics
Barack Obama, 2015
Mixed media including fabric and decorative beads
28” x 39 ¾”
Courtesy of the artists

Starting Bid: $100
Retail Value: Priceless

This portrait of Barack Obama was created by the children in SCO’s Family Dynamics program. President Obama believes that the arts and humanities should be part of the education of every child in America. The power of the arts and humanities to foster creativity in developing minds, to engage and motivate students in school and to prepare all children for productive futures is essential for the future of our nation’s cultural and economic life. The children used beads and other found objects to create this piece. It is being auctioned tonight to help support the art program they love so much.

family-dynamics.org

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