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ARTmonday: 14 Artworks from the MassArt Auction 2015

Like the School of Museum of Fine Arts, the Massachusetts College of Art & Design holds a sale, in this case an auction, to benefit scholarship and academic programs. The 26th Annual MassArt Auction 2015 takes place in Boston this Saturday, April 11th at 6:30. Karen Keane of Skinner will be presiding.

In addition to the many paintings, photos, drawings, sculptures, and multimedia works for auction, there are three special commissions: a portrait sitting with William Wegman (1965) at his home in Chelsea, NYC, a custom evening gown by Jeury Roasario (2003), and a commission of products in your pantry by Rachel Perry Welty.

Here are 14 artworks I love from the MassArt Auction 2015, all open for online bids now on Paddle8 through April 10.

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Gaston Ugalde

massart-auction-nona-hershey

Nona Hershey

massart-auction-rick-fox

Rick Fox

massart-auction-christopher-sullivan

Christopher Sullivan

massart-auction-kathleen-ohara-2

Kathleen O’Hara

 massart-auction-john-steck-jr

John Steck Jr.

massart-auction-michael-cappabianca

Michael Cappabianca

massart-auction-brittany-roberts

Brittany Roberts

massart-auction-jennifer-liston-munson

Jennifer Liston Munson

massart-auction-melissa-krok-horton

Melissa Krok Horton

massart-auction-rebecca-doughty

Rebecca Doughty

massart-auction-mikey-gower

Mike Gower

massart-auction-dana-mueller

Dana Mueller

massart-auction-katrina-majkut

Katrina Majkut

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ARTmonday: 20 Artworks from Artsy

Artsy is easily among my favorite art sites. Not just for buying (some pieces are not actually for sale, though there are 10,000+ that are), it describes itself as an online platform for discovering, discussing, and collecting art.  Artys’s collection boasts 30,000+ artworks by 6,000+ artists, sourced from top galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artists’ estates. The idea is to foster new generations of art lovers, museum-goers, collectors, and patrons. I’m all for that.

Artsy is powered by The Art Genome Project, which  is an ongoing study to map the characteristics (known as ‘genes’) that connect artists and artworks globally. It’s an interesting concept which perhaps deserves its own blog post. Here’s the idea: There are over 500 genes including art-historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities. For instance, Artsy might connect Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst via the Pop Culture gene, or Ai Weiwei with Botticelli via the Metaphor/Allegory gene.

Based in downtown NYC (of course), the site’s leaders are Carter Cleveland, a computer science engineer from Princeton University and Sebastian Cwilich, a former executive at Christie’s. In addition to inquiring about purchasing works, users can contact Artsy specialists to discuss works and help you form a collection at no charge. I chose 20 pieces to show you today,

barbara-kassel-messenger

Barbara Kassel, Messenger, 2012, Oil on linen

mark-adams-hydrangea

Mark Adams, Hydrangea In Jar, 1980, Watercolor on paper

clare-kirkconnell-untitled-gardens-iv

Clare Kirkconnell, Untitled Gardens IV (Wildflower Mix), 2011, oil on canvas

holly-andres-spilt-milk

Holly Andres, The Spilt Milk, 2008, chromogenic dye coupler print

massimo-vitali-lencois-lagoa-do-peixe

Massimo Vitali, Lençois Lagoa do Peixe, Brazil (#4663)
2012, chromgenic C print

garrett-pruter-arrangement-i

Garrett Pruter, Arrangement I, 2013, collage

ben-eine-outspoken-3

Ben Eine, Outspoken 3, 2012, spray paint + varnish on canvas

christopher-green-lyndhurst-way

Christopher Green, Lyndhurst Way, 2006, oil pastel on paper


jack-youngerman-little-folio

Jack Youngerman, Little Folio, 2013, oil on Baltic birch plywood

jane-freilicher-nude-on-a-green-blanket

Jane Freilicher, Nude on a Green Blanket, 1967, oil on linen

john-zurier-barcelona-fold

John Zurier, Barcelona (Fold), 2011,watercolor on Spanish paper

diane-ayott-cherries

Diane Ayott, Cherries, 2009, mixed media on paper

jane-hammond-All-Souls

Jane Hammond, All Souls (Soalala), 2011
gouache, acrylic paint, metal leaf on handmade papers with graphite, colored pencil, archival digital prints & mixed media

feodor-voronov-haphazard

Feodor Voronov, Haphazard, 2012
acrylic, marker, spray paint & ball-point pen on canvas

liam-gillick-pourquoi-travailler?

Liam Gillick, Pourquoi Travailler?, 2011-12
paper, letterpress printing, goatskin parchment & Plexiglas slipcase

michael-samuels-die-fraktale

Michael Samuels, Die Fraktale 17, 2010, mixed media

ola-kolehmainen-austerity

Ola Kolehmainen, Once Upon a Time There was Austerity, 2009
C-print, Diasec (silicon mounted between Plexiglas and Reynobond sandwich)

rachel-perry-welty-kirkwood

Rachel Perry Welty, Kirkwood, Vogue December 2011, edition of 6

tom-mckinley-napa

Tom McKinley, Napa, 2012, oil on panel

william-wegman-rain-ready

William Wegman, Rain Ready, 2002, pigment print

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