Exclusive Preview of MassArt Auction Pieces for Sale
Looking for great art and a way to support Boston’s amazing fine art community? Discover the thrill of the paddle at MassArt’s annual art auction, coming up in a few weeks at the school’s Boston gallery. Collectors, patrons, and designers feast on this single-night event, taking home all kinds of goodies including works by major artists (some shown here) and less expensive works by up-and-comers. Will you discover the next Damien Hirst? You can bid against the big boys or enjoy the thrill of watching others spend for a cause. Last year, the auction raised over $700,000 to enhance academic programs, provide awards and scholarships for talented students, and introduce art to Boston-area schoolchildren through community outreach. This year, the Auction will be held on April 14. Doors open at 6:30 PM, and live auctioning starts at 8. Works by 315 artists will be auctioned, and 40 of those will be live auctioned that night by Karen Keane, CEO of Skinner, Inc. Click “MORE” to see additional major works for sale.
- Wolf Kahn Barn Dominating, 2003 Pastel on Paper 17” x 14” Wolf Kahn is one of the most important colorists working in America today. Born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1927, Wolf Kahn immigrated to the United States by way of England in 1940. In 1945 he graduated from the High School of Music and Art in New York after which he spent time in the Navy. Under the GI Bill he studied with the well-known teacher and abstract expressionist Hans Hoffman, becoming Hofmann’s studio assistant. In 1950 he enrolled in the University of Chicago from which he graduated in 1951 with a BA.
A preview reception will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 6-8 PM. The preview and auction are at Bakalar & Paine Galleries, South Hall, MassArt. Tickets: $175/person in advance, $200/person at the door.