The Countdown Begins: One Day Left To Place Bids at BAM’s Benefit Auction

by Paddy Johnson on April 9, 2011 Opportunities

Ryan Johnson, "Glove (pink)", 2010, C-print mounted on aluminum in artist's frame, 15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches. Opening bid: $2,000

Alright, who hasn’t placed a bid at BAM’s Benefit Auction yet? Time to move! The auction closes tomorrow at 6 pm.  The Ryan Johnson mixed media work above needs a home. A cocktail reception will be held tomorrow from 3-6 for those wanting to hob nob a little before the auction closes. I hope to see at least a few readers there as the BAM benefit events are usually a blast. Speaking of which, this time I intend to remain sober. The last BAM auction reception I attended resulted in a little *too much* fun and a lost weekend.

In anticipation of tomorrow’s closing I’ve added few more items to my original list readers might enjoy:

Jennie C. Jones, Song Container #12, 2010 Collage and ink on paper 15 x 10 inches, leading bid: $750

This elegant line drawing is exactly the kind of work I’d love to own, and that’s not just because Jennie C. Jones also has a track featured on AFC’s Sound of Art Record from her sound show last year at Sikkema Jenkins. It’s simply a fantastic piece.

Kristen Schiele, Magic Lady, 2009, Opening bid: $500.00

Why this Kristen Schiele work remains without an opening bid is a mystery to me. Someone could take this piece home for $500, which will be a STEAL. Highly recommended.

Kristofer Porter, "Pattern", 2010, Ink on paper 7 1/2 x 11 inches, Opening bid: $800.00

Kristofer Porter’s “Pattern” is easy to miss on the BAM website, as the thumb can not convey the amount of detail in this gorgeous print. Click on the large-sized image here though, to see why this piece is so appealing. The paper and detailing is gorgeous.

Erik Benson, "Dirty Bag", 2011 Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 inches. Opening bid: $4,000

Erik Benson isn’t making happy paintings depicting run-down buildings, but they are beautiful. Benson is a master of painterly variation and texture use. “Dirty Bag” is a great example of that skill, and certainly worth owning.

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