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:
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.
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’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 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.