Fine, contemporary art to be sold in Baterbys auction More than 300 original and reprographic works of art by prominent names in fine and contemporary art will be sold at two live and Internet auctions by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery (May 22 and 29).
News-Antique.com - May 07,2010 - (ORLANDO, Fla.) – More than 300 original and reprographic works of art by some of the most prominent names in fine art (like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro and Marc Chagall) and contemporary art (like Peter Max, LeRoy Neiman, Charles Fazzino and Nicola Simbari) will be sold at two live and Internet spring auctions by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery.
The Saturday, May 29 sale will be conducted at Baterbys’ spacious Pointe Orlando gallery, located at 9101 International Drive (Suite 1008) in Orlando. A week before, on May 22, an auction will be held at Baterbys’ new Palm Beach Gallery, located at 13900 South Jog Road in Delray Beach. Both auctions will begin promptly at 6 p.m., with previews scheduled for 5-6.
The entire auctioneers’ premium for both sales will be donated to Give Kids the World (www.gktw.org), based in Kissimmee, Fla. The charity organization operates a 70-acre resort-style village specifically designed for children with special needs. Entertainment attractions, whimsical venues and fun are provided for kids in need, in the over 100 villa accommodations.
Free cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by a local Cuban restaurant, creating a festive atmosphere that bidders will enjoy as they peruse artwork in a range of themes, such as City Scenes, Biblical and Religious, Abstract and Realist. Online bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and iCollector.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. It is important to note, too, that unlike many other auctions, this one will have no buyer's premium.
The spring auction is only the second major sale of the year for Baterbys, named Best Gallery in Orlando by Orlando Style Magazine and the arts website SneakySunday.com. Bidders will have the chance to win free works of art and other giveaways during spontaneous raffles held throughout the auction. Everyone will receive a free print valued at $100 just for attending.
“Our spring auction is all about the prolific use of bold colors and the elaborate portrayal of places where people spend leisure time and images ease the mind,” said John Magpantay of Baterbys Auction Gallery. “It’s about that time of year when things bloom in full. It’s also the perfect time to change the art on your walls. A new season calls for fresh and spritely new art.”
Following are some anticipated highlights of the auction, with high and low estimates.
Not many auctions can boast a work by Rembrandt, but Baterbys has actually secured several signed reprints of original etchings by the Dutch master. One work, titled Christ and the Woman of Samaria, Among Ruins (circa 1634), measures 6 inches by 5 inches and should bring $3,000-$4,000. The piece was signed in the etching plate by Rembrandt, who lived 1606-1669.
An original oil on canvas by the German artist Alfred Gockel (b. 1952), titled Caribbean Blue, is estimated to hit $8,000-$9,000. The work is sizable, 59 inches by 39 inches, and signed by the artist. Gockel had his first artwork released by a German publisher at age 8.