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Live Auction

red poppies for webDonald Sultan

Red Poppies, 2012
Silkscreen with flock
18″ x 20″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting bid: $800
Retail value: $4,500

Born in 1951 in Asheville, NC, Donald Sultan received his B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and his M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. He moved to New York in 1975. Sultan’s work is voluminous and varied. Since his first one-man show at Artists Space in 1977, he has enjoyed a distinguished career as painter, printmaker, and sculptor. His extensive body of work has placed him at the forefront of contemporary art, where he has become best known for his ability to successfully merge the best of yesterday’s artistic tradition with a fresh, unique approach to imagery and materials. Although his paintings fit into the criteria of a still life, Sultan describes these works as first and foremost abstract. The largeness of Sultan’s compositions, huge pieces of fruit, flowers, dominoes and other objects, set against the stark, unsettling tar-black, eight-foot square background, dominate the viewer. He is best known for his lemons and fruit, and states that his subjects develop from previous work. The oval-blossomed charcoal tulips of the ‘80s became his immediately recognizable black lemons. Dots from dice have become oranges. Sultan’s work incorporates basic geometric and organic forms with a formal purity that is both subtle and monumental. His images are weighty, with equal emphasis on both negative and positive areas. Sultan describes his work as “heavy structure, holding fragile meaning” with the ability to “turn you off and turn you on at the same time.” Sultan’s still lifes have been described as studies in contrast. His powerfully sensual, fleshy object representations are rendered through a labor-intensive and singular method. Sultan has been given numerous solo exhibitions and has participated in a number of group shows. His work is included in the permanent collection of many prestigious institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Dallas Museum of Art. A monograph of Sultan’s thirty-year career, Donald Sultan: The Theater of the Object, was published in 2008. In 2010, Sultan was honored with a North Carolina Award, the highest award the state can bestow upon a civilian.

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ScullySeanPNGSean Scully

Winter Light, 2009
Aquatint, sugarlift and spitbite on paper
Edition 38 of 40
15” x 11.75”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting bid: $800
Retail value: $3,500

Sean Scully was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1945 and raised in South London. He studied at Croydon College of Art and Newcastle University. He was a recipient of a graduate fellowship at Harvard in the early 1970s and subsequently settled in New York. Other prizes include the Stuyvesant Foundation Prize, John Knox Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (in two successive years), and the Guggenheim Fellowship. He has exhibited widely in Europe and the United States, and is represented in the permanent collections of a number of museums and public galleries, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City; the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; the National Gallery of Australia; the Tate Gallery in London; the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, and many other private and public collections worldwide.

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simpsonHester Simpson

Early Life, 2008
Acrylic on wood panel
12″ x 12″
Courtesy of Ricco/Maresca Gallery

Starting bid: $800
Retail value: $4,000

Hester Simpson makes small-scale paintings in acrylic, informed by geometry, layering color on color and richly textured with a seemingly waxy patina. As everyday life creates our perception, so the incremental layering of events becomes the central issue of her art, influencing not only its content but also its form. Working slowly on wood panels, she builds strata of paint in even, smooth layers, evolving mutable patterns. In this way, she records time spent, an accumulation of memory and of returning again and again to the activity of brush on panel. Simpson grew up on the north shore of Long Island, a landscape that continues to influence her palette and sense of light. She is the recipient of numerous grants, residencies and fellowships, and has been a Visiting Artist at Tyler School of Art, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. Her paintings are included in many public collections around the country. She lives and works in the New York area and is represented by Ricco/Maresca Gallery.

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SzotRobert Szot

Henry, 2013
Oil on linen
24″ x 32″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting bid: $800
Retail value: $6,000

Robert Szot was raised in Houston and earned a B.A. in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. At 25 years old, he moved to New York City and began painting. Szot’s methodology is primarily one of problem solving. Thin layers of activity and line drawing peer through a more dominant foreground of broad color fields. This process provides a depth that becomes sharper in definition over time. Fine details are sometimes marred or sacrificed while other canvases become dynamic mazes of color and form. He has had two recent solo shows at the Muriel Guepin Gallery in Brooklyn, and has participated in group shows at the Painting Center in New York and with the Saatchi Gallery in London. This summer he will have concurrent shows at Muriel Guepin (at a new space on the Lower East Side) and Lawrence Fine Art in East Hampton, NY. His work can be found in private collections worldwide. Szot lives and works in Brooklyn.

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DiorioPNGRon Diorio

A Mind of Winter, 2012
Digital C print on Fuji Pearl paper
Artist proof #1
18” x 24”
Courtesy of the artist and Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

Starting Bid: $800
Retail Value: $5,000

Ron Diorio is a New York-based artist working in a variety of media, including photography and video. The movie Charade, starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, inspired Diorio in ways that resulted in a number of works including this image. He says, “My work is an exploration into personal story-telling and interpretations. It takes as a starting point strange and remote qualities: unforgiving, romantic and sublime mixed with pastoral traditions in the context of an urban consumerist culture. The synergy of abstract and physical spaces reflects the tension between representation, perception and desire.” Diorio’s photographs and publications are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Centre Canadien d’Architecture in Montreal, and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. His current video work focuses on short personal essays, weaving spoken word, moving images, still photography, and content found on the Internet. Diorio is vice president of business development and innovation for the Economist Digital. His art has been exhibited internationally and is represented by Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art in New York.

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AgamRon Agam

Above the Horizon, 2012
Acrylic on paper
22″ x 30″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $800
Retail Value: $4,000

Ron Agam was born in Paris in 1958, the son of Israeli artist Yaacov Agam. He was already drawn to photography by age six and took pictures all through his adolescence. In the 1990s he moved to New York, founded Artra Diverse Dimensions, a publishing house, and opened a gallery in Soho for contemporary artists. In 1994 the Magidson Fine Art Gallery gave him his first show, which featured photos he had taken of the Western Wall and the ultra-orthodox conclave of the Mea Shearim in Jerusalem. Since then he has become well known for his on-site photos of the devastation of 9/11 and his series of large-scale flowers, which were exhibited at New York’s Tyler Rollins Fine Art in 2009. In the last several years Agam has focused on painting. An exhibit of abstract works was held last spring at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale University. In 2009 the French government conferred upon Agam its highest award, the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor, for his contributions as an artist and bridge-builder between Jewish communities in the U.S., France, and Israel. Agam lives and works in New York.

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ScullyRegina Scully

Passage 22, 2012
Acrylic on paper
22” x 30”
Courtesy of the artist and C24 Gallery

Starting bid: $500
Retail value: $2,000

Regina Scully, a Norfolk, Va. native, received her B.F.A. in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and her M.F.A. from the University of New Orleans. Her paintings attempt to show the phenomena of contemporary cities and spaces from her own embodied perception—that is, from the perspective of being inside these as opposed to viewing them from afar. She tries to hybridize disparate elements while also discovering new imaginary spaces that reference an archetypal entrance into the subconscious. Scully recently had solo shows at C24 Gallery in New York and at Opera Gallery in Geneva. She has exhibited in Providence, RI; at the Fitchburg Art Museum in Massachusetts; in Brooklyn,  Shelter Island, NY, and in New Orleans, LA. Her paintings are a part of collections that include the Microsoft Art Collection and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection. Her paintings and works on paper can be found at C24 Gallery in New York; at Boltax Gallery on Shelter Island, NY; at Dunham Place Salon in Brooklyn, NY; and at Heriard-Cimino Gallery in New Orleans. She lives and works in New Orleans.

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Silent Auction

BarerCara Barer

Anthology, 2005
Pigment print
Edition 17 of 35
14″ x 14″ image on 16″ x 16″ paper
Courtesy of the artist and Klompching Gallery

Starting Bid: $500
Retail Value: $1,200

Cara Barer photographs outdated, abandoned and obsolete books, transforming them into sculptural objects of beauty. Her work raises questions about how we pursue knowledge in the computer age and the future of printed publications. A Texas native, Barer went to the Art Institute of Houston, the University of Houston, and the Glassell School of Art. Barer’s photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, UCLA Special Collections, Lehigh University, VISA, Bloomingdale’s, Danielle Steel, and Wells Fargo Bank, among others. She is represented by Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, De Santos Gallery in Houston, and the Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco. Her work can be found locally at the Klompching Gallery in DUMBO. Barer lives and works in Houston.

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BeardmanJohn Beardman

Iceberg, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
15” x 19”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting bid: $500
Retail value: $1,750

John Beardman has been painting for more than 50 years. His abstract paintings show a conflict between conscious aesthetic composition and a spontaneous response to the canvas and the work that is evolving. Born and raised in Ohio, Beardman began painting when he was nineteen and a student at Oberlin College. He went on to earn an M.A. and M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University and certificates d’études from the Sorbonne and Stanley Hayter’s “Atelier 17” in Paris. After studying with Edward Dugmore, Warren Brandt, Milton Resnick, Herman Cherry, and Michael Goldberg, he lived in New York and was briefly exposed to the ’60 scene, showing at the Lucky Strike Gallery on 10th Street. He went on to be an art professor at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., for nearly 30 years, and served in adjunct positions at the University of Connecticut at Storrs and the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomington Hills, Mich. In 1990 he dedicated himself to painting full time. He has had solo exhibitions at New York galleries such as Allan Stone, Denise Bibro Fine Art, 55 Mercer (now M55 Art), OK Harris Works and Jayne H. Baum. His work is in the collections of Allan Stone, Harry Bober, the American Broadcasting Corp., the Cranbrook Academy and the Detroit Institute of Arts, among others. Beardman had solo shows at M55 Art in 2011 and 2012, and has a solo opening Oct. 24 at the new Carter Burden Gallery in New York.

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CahanEric Cahan

Sunset 7:22 PM, 2012
C-print
14” x 12”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting bid: $500
Retail value: $4,000

Eric Cahan studied at the University of Southern California and New York University, where he graduated from The Tisch School of the Arts’ Film Program. His fine-art photography, characterized by an unfailing attention to color and detail, pushes the viewer to be present and connected to their natural surroundings, resulting in a sort of photographic nature walk.  He will exhibit in late May at the Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, NY, and at Gallery One in Toronto in September. Born and raised in Manhattan, Cahan currently lives in Brooklyn.

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CivelekAhmet Civelek

1035936, 2012
Colored pencil
18 7/8″ x 18 7/8″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting bid: $300
Retail value: $1,600

Born in New York, Ahmet Civelek was raised in Istanbul, Turkey. Inspired at a young age by traditional Turkish marbling, he completed his B.F.A. in painting from the Pratt Institute in 2009 and pursued postgraduate studies at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. He has shown widely in the U.S., the U.K., Turkey and Belgium. He had his first solo exhibition in 2012 at Galerie Mourlot in New York and was recently included in a juried video screening, As the Eye is Formed, at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY. Civelek lives and works in New York City.

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Ollie Clegg ArtworkOliver Clegg

It’s a Terrible Thing to See and to Have no Vision, 2012
Silkscreen print
35″ x 47″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting bid: $300
Retail value: $1,800

Oliver Clegg, born in Guildford, England, in 1980, has gained a reputation as a multifaceted artist whose meticulously executed works hover between two and three-dimensional disciplines. In his work he plays with language, narrative and memory, and draws from symbolism and surrealism. Clegg is sensitive to the significance of ordinary objects. He revels in the fact that these objects come with their own unique history that relates to somebody else’s life. By working with these artifacts, Clegg allows the viewer to wander between narratives and worlds, uniting extant references with new images, or creating entirely new ones, recalling Marcel Duchamp’s words: “It is the spectators who make the pictures.” Clegg earned a B.A. from Bristol University in 2005 and an M.A. from the City and Guilds Art School in London in 2010. Since then he has shown his work in Italy, Czech Republic, South Korea, Australia, London, New York and Hungary, and has been included in the Prague, Busan and Venice Biennales. He will be showing with Cat Street Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong in May and in a group show curated by James Putnam at the Venice Biennale starting June 1st. Clegg currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

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Des JardinsRichard Des Jardins

Les Arbres, 2009
Acrylic, gold leaf and paper
7″ x 5″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $200
Retail value: $400

Richard Des Jardins studied fine arts at Université du Québec and École Des Beaux Arts in Quebec, Canada. His creative eye led him to a career in visual merchandizing for the home furnishings market and later took him to New York, where he applied his artistic ability to floral, set and interior design. He was a free-lance set stylist and set designer for Modern Bride and Mattel Toys and since 1985 has been an adjunct professor in the Interior Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology. A painting course in 2000 and an exhibition of his work in two juried shows inspired him to include painting in his creative expressions. His abstract work has been characterized by geometric shapes and strong colors, and in recent years the addition of collage elements.

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Doring-BaezClaudia Doring-Baez

Executive, 2013**
Oil on canvas
24″ x 22″

Starting bid: $300
Retail value: $1,200

**Claudia Doring-Baez will paint a portrait of the winning bidder’s choice. Executive is shown here as an example of her work.

Claudia Doring-Baez paints expressionist portraits of people who dare to sit for her. The painting “happens” in forty-five minutes. She describes her process as painting “without thinking…I practice first-intention-mark-making, where idea and technique merge: the brushstroke creates the form effortlessly, organically.” Doring-Baez is currently working on a series of oils inspired by Cindy Sherman’s photo series “Film Stills”; one of her Sherman-inspired paintings—Untitled Film Still #7—was featured in the February 2012 issue of ARTnews magazine. She earned an M.F.A. from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in May 2012. A native of Mexico City, Doring-Baez lives and works in New York City.

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ElrodGeorgia Elrod

Heirloom I, 2013
Oil and pastel on paper
6″ x 7″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $100
Retail Value: $500

Georgia Elrod is an artist and painter and a founding member of tART Collective, a collaborative artists’ group. Her work has been exhibited in New York and abroad at spaces such as the John Davis Gallery, Novella Gallery, the Horticultural Society of New York, Capla-Kesting Fine Art and RH+ Gallery in Istanbul. She was recently awarded a residency from the Arteles Creative Center in Finland. Elrod received a B.A. with honors in fine art from Colorado College and in 2010 earned an M.F.A in painting from Hunter College. Born in Memphis and raised in Manhattan, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

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GarufiAuguste Garufi

Hands, 2010
Resin, oxidized silver leaf
4″ x 9″ x 9″
Courtesy of the artist

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

Through his work, Auguste Garufi seeks to convey the simplicity and strength that exist in the everyday moments of our lives. He works in many mediums and has cast a series of hands in resin, plaster, bronze, lead, paper, and ceramic. A critic once wrote about Garufi: “On the canvas and in the resin, shapes appear like precious finds that have been worn by currents, winds, sand and that reach us after life’s shipwrecks; they have recovered their essence, the simulacrum of life itself.” Garufi lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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GrabowskiJason Grabowski

The Lovers, 2013
Oil on paper
14″ x 17″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting bid: $100
Retail value: $400

Jason Grabowski was born, lives, and works in New York City. His art is rooted in the practice of drawing and engages his wider practices of writing, photography, video, and audio recording. Grabowski has exhibited in the US and abroad, most recently at the 2012 Brucennial in New York, Adobe Books in San Francisco and Space 1026 in Philadelphia. He is co-founder of Push Press and the Heliopolis Project, a storefront in Brooklyn dedicated to experimental art and literature. He also serves as art director for Big Bell, an annual art and literature magazine.

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HudsonJennifer B. Hudson

Untitled 3, (Extraction), “Medic” series, 2010
Pigment print
Edition 3 of 10
10″ x 10″
Courtesy of the artist and Klompching Gallery

Starting bid: $350
Retail Value: $750

Jennifer B. Hudson creates staged imagery, drawing inspirations from themes of feminism and social placement, faith, purity in trust, the testing of strength, and the breadth of human relationships during illness and recovery. Hudson has received a number of awards, including Professional Photographers of America’s “Photographer of the Year.” In 2011 she was the Photolucida Critical Mass Photobook winner for her series “Medic.” Her work has been presented in several group exhibitions and she has had four solo exhibitions during the past two years, most recently at Corden Potts Gallery in San Francisco and at JDC Gallery in San Diego. The “Medic” series will next be exhibited at the Klompching Gallery in DUBMO starting in May. Hudson lives and works in Boston.

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NesbittPNGSara Nesbitt

Twins II, 2013
Mixed media on panel
16″ x 18″
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $300
Retail Value: $1,800

Sara Nesbitt’s work explores issues of culture, history, and our relation to nature through a range of mediums, including drawing, printing, and collage. Her “Toile” series draws on traditional imagery to explore contemporary themes of how western society sees itself, how we perceive foreign cultures, and how we struggle with our ambivalence towards nature in its wild state. Toile was a pictorial fabric popular in Europe in the early 18th century, a time of frequent and startling encounters between Europeans and peoples and natural surroundings from the far corners the globe. The toile illustrations helped to fuel a popular obsession for images of these exciting and alien worlds. Nesbitt also paints Mandalas, in which she explores the intersection of nature and myth, using both appropriated images as well as flora and fauna she finds in nature. Nesbitt earned a B.F.A. in painting at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She has exhibited at Artists Space in New York and at the Morgan Lehman Gallery in Lakeville, Conn. Nesbitt lives and works in Ancram, NY.

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OstromMeredith Ostrom

Creation of Life, 2012
Oil, acrylic and diamond dust
20” x 16”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting bid: $500
Retail value: $3,900

Meredith Ostrom is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she received a B.F.A. in fine arts and drama. After graduation she moved to London and was immersed in the music, film and art world alongside her long-time partner, Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. In 2009 she demonstrated her body painting technique before a live audience in London, working in silhouette behind a screen. She has shown at the Opera Gallery and Vegas Gallery in London and at Art Basel Miami. In many of her paintings, Ostrom uses parts of her body to impress form onto vividly painted canvas. Ostrom is also an actress, best known for playing the character Joany in the 2009 film Boogie Woogie, and the German muse to Andy Warhol in the 2006 film Factory Girl.

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OvettMarsha Owett

Incision, 2012
Digital C-Print
Edition 3 of 8
20” x 30”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting bid: $200
Retail value: $1,300

Marsha Owett was born in 1967 in Soviet Moscow to a renowned physicist father and a dissident art collector mother. Owett was given an arts-centric education from home, where her mother held illegal salons and exhibitions of Soviet Nonconformist artists. In 1977 her family was exiled to the U.S., where Owett continued to develop her passion for both painting and photography. She studied painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and lived and worked in the charged East Village art scene of the late 1980s. In 1993 she moved to East Hampton, NY, where she was inspired by local painters Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning to develop reductive expressionist sanded wood paintings. In 2001 Owett moved back to New York City and was given a solo show of her paintings at Roger Smith Gallery. In 2006 Owett rededicated herself to photography. Her work capturing micro-landscapes in sand was shown in 2011 at Rabbithole Gallery in Brooklyn and in a solo exhibition, “Landscape Inches Away,” at the Muse Center of Photography and Moving Image in New York. Owett’s new series, Alchemy, photographs of gold ripples on Michigan’s Crystal Lake, appeared in a 2012 juried show “White Hot Gold” at Murray State University, and in a 2013 group show “MINE: Take What’s Yours” at Underline Gallery in New York.

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ParkerErik Parker

Parker-designed and signed skateboard
Courtesy of the artist

Starting bid: $50
Retail Value: $250

Erik Parker creates bold, graphic neon-hued 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.

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Parker grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He earned a B.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.F.A. from SUNY Purchase. He has been featured in solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Tokyo, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. He had a solo show of paintings last fall at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York, and earlier this spring he introduced a series of monoprints at Pace Prints. He is getting ready for a solo show at the Nassau County Museum of Art in June, and will have another solo show at the Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles in November. Parker’s works have been included in many public collections, which include the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Brooklyn Museum; the Montreal Museum of Fine Art; the Yale University Art Gallery; the RISD Museum of Art; and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Parker is represented by Kasmin and Honor Fraser. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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RothMollie Roth

you are kidding me, in the bumper cars? #1, 2011
Acrylic and ink
6” x 12”
Courtesy of the artist

Starting Bid: $100
Retail Value: $400

Mollie Roth is a drummer-writer-comedienne-animator-improviser artist aspiring to learn how to play her banjo better. Her art and chosen media evolves, overlaps, and grows from her observations, imagination, experiences, ambition, and anxieties, all rooted in sense of playful examination. In one of her ongoing series of paintings “things that I miss” Mollie translates her memories into objects presented with a playful sensibility as bold solitary images on candy colored panels. Whimsical and toy like, they soften the harshness or put glaze on the good of real life memories of things or experiences lost. Mollie is a visiting artist for Family Dynamics at the Beacon Center, an after school art program for elementary and middle school students in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Originally from Ohio, Mollie Roth now lives in Brooklyn and works and plays all over New York.

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SullivanJordan Sullivan

Jake in the Black Desert, 2012
Digital C print
Artist proof #1
24″ x 36″
Courtesy of the artist and Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art

Starting bid: $600
Retail value: $1,500

Jordan Sullivan is a photographer and multimedia artist born in Houston, Texas. He has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo and New York City and published numerous volumes of his work. He was the second place winner of the Grand Prix de la Découverte/NoFound Photography Award and a finalist for the Third Coast Fiction Prize. His most recent book, Natural History, was published by Pau Wau Publications to coincide with his solo exhibition at New York’s Underline Gallery in 2012. His forthcoming photography exhibition and book, The Young Earth, will be presented by Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art in New York in the fall. He lives and works in New York City.

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WellingtonJohn Wellington

Radiant Idol, 2013
Giclée print of an oil painting
29″ x 22″
Courtesy of the artist and Amit Michael Kapil

Starting bid: $250
Retail value: $500

John Wellington received his B.F.A from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1983 and his M.F.A at the New York Academy of Art in 1990. He has taught traditional painting techniques at the New York Academy of Art and privately in his atelier for close to two decades. He has also lectured and taught painting workshops across the county. His paintings have been in numerous exhibitions and art fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, and Paris. Wellington’s work is part of collections in the U.S., Asia and Europe. He has painted alongside the Prince of Wales, who is one of his collectors. Wellington recently published volumes I and II of Idols Demons Saints, a series of ebooks for the iPad based on his sketchbooks. London publisher ObsessionArt Ltd. currently reproduces more than seventy of Wellington’s paintings as fine art prints, which are sold internationally. His often controversial works find their inspiration in Old Master paintings, religious and pop icons, cinema, music and his fascination with devotion, idolatry and the use of male and female imagery in art and life. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., Wellington currently lives and works in New York.

 

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