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Thursday, May 10, 2012

BAMart Auction Closing

Art lovers of all ages came out to bid on the many works in BAMart's 8th Annual Art Auction!
This April the BAMart Silent Auction played the happy host of an incredible collection of artwork by artist from Andy Warhol to Willian Kentridge, Lillian Bassman, Kara Walker, Cindy Sherman, Richard Serra, Matthew Ritchie, Greg Lindquist, Terence Koh, Alex Katz, and Nan Goldin. This Eighth Annual BAMart Silent Auction was a major success, surpassing our fundraising goal and raising $480,000! For most of the 110 works bidding ended on April 22, with the BAMart Silent Auction Closing Reception. A special few of the works go on to be auctioned off tomorrow at Phillips de Pury & Company.

Click below for highlights of the auction and the closing reception!
A full Event Album can be found here.

April 22, art lovers young and old, Brooklynites and those from the outer boroughs all came together - impressively through a major rain storm - to view the works and place their final bids. The Dorothy W. Levitt Lobby of the Peter J. Sharp Building at BAM was was filled with the happy buzz of artists and bidders. Attendees were treated to a generous selection of delectable hors d'oeuvres from a number of local eateries as well as a delightful Rose from Conway Family Wines. The gastronomical show was stolen by two specialty cocktails by mixologist Alex Day with liquor generously donated by Pernod Ricard. The aesthetic spotlight of course shown brightest on the fantastic work of more than 100 artists.

We'd like to thank our generous food donors: Baked, Caffe E Vino, The Greene Grape, Hot Blondies, Olea, Ovenly, Pequena Restaurant, and Rogue Confections. All of the food was delicious!

Happy to be at the BAMart Silent Auction Closing Reception!
Bidding away at, BAMart's auctioneers
Admiring the Warhols...
Getting a closer look at the artwork before placing her bids
Artist Greg Linguist with his work "Study for Nonvision", which sold for $400
Ryan James MacFarland with his work "Daymoon & Evergreen", which sold for $900
Artist Joseph O. Holmes with his work "Crossing the Nethermead", which sold for $2,199!
The open bar served up imbibables from Conway Family Wines, Brooklyn Brewery and Cocktails courtesy of Pernod Ricard

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