Baterbys will hold Discovery Consignment Auctions Feb. 19, 26 Owners of original and reproduction works of art are being invited to “Turn Your Art Into Quick Cash” by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery at Discovery Consignment Auctions on Feb. 19 and 26 in Florida.
News-Antique.com - Dec 28,2010 - (ORLANDO, Fla.) – Owners of original and reproduction works of art are being invited to “Turn Your Art Into Quick Cash” by Baterbys Art Auction Gallery for its first-ever Discovery Consignment Auction, slated for Feb. 19 at their Palm Beach County Gallery (13900 South Jog Road in Delray Beach) and Feb. 26 at the Orlando Gallery (9101 International Drive in Orlando).
“This is a wonderful opportunity for people to consign their artwork to an award-winning gallery and auction house that’s known and respected throughout central and south Florida,” said Richard Hart of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery, based in Orlando. “All artworks will be heavily marketed and featured in a gorgeous full-color catalog. Plus it will be a fun and exciting event.”
Many beautiful and highly collectible works have already been consigned for the sale (officially called the 2011 Winter Auction). Chief among these are an original oil on canvas portrait rendering of boxing legend Joe Louis by the iconic pop culture artist LeRoy Neiman (circa 1960, est. $100,000); and several original works by Florida’s legendary Highwaymen.
The Highwaymen were a loosely associated group of young African-American artists who eked out a meager living mainly in the Fort Pierce area of Florida, from the 1950s to the 1970s. They were so-named because they would sell their wonderful landscapes – often still wet – on the side of the highway, or out of the trunk of a car. Today, their works are in high demand.
The Baterbys auction will feature works by the Highwaymen Harold Newton, Alfred Hair and James Gibson. Newton and Hair were probably the very first Highwaymen. Both men were taken under the wing of an established white painter named Albert “Beanie” Backus, in 1954. Backus encouraged first Newton, and later Hair, to paint sweeping Florida landscapes.
Fans of Baterbys Art Auction Gallery will recognize some of the other artists’ names that will be represented in the sale. Many have been featured before and are back by popular demand. They include Marc Chagall, Isaac Maimon, Elena Bond, Michel Rozenvain and Fernando de Jesus (who goes by the simple moniker “Ferjo”). Following are brief profiles of these artists.
Marc Chagall is driven by passion. His colorful compositions are celebrations of life. His 9 ½ inch by 13 inch color lithograph on paper titled The Red Angel will be sold. It depicts a vivacious circus scene where figures dance and celebrate life in harmony.
Isaac Maimon is known for his portrayals of Parisian café society that romanticize leisure and decadence. His serigraph on paper titled Cabaret (circa 1993) will be for sale. It depicts characters living in luxury, reveling in a fanciful and indulgent life.
Elena Bond experiments with different media, techniques and subjects to create compositions infused with a passion for expression. Her painting Artist’s Café gives bidders a rare chance to own an artwork by someone on the brink of superstardom.
Michael Rozenvain, on the other hand, is already famous worldwide. His Russian background lends a certain nostalgic feel