ARTmonday: MassArt Auction Preview

MassArt is the nation’s first public, independent college of art and design in the country. This year marks the MassArt Auction’s 28th anniversary, with proceeds going directly to scholarships and support for academic programs.

The MassArt Auction is this Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 6:30 at MassArt. All the artwork in the silent auction is online now at Paddle 8. Here are some of my favorites. Ready, set, bid.

Flowers By Donald Sultan at MassArt Auction

Donald Sultan, Mimosas, October 2, 2006, 2006
Etching, Aquatint, and Silkscreen
Starting bid, $4,500

Geometric Abstract Mixed Media By Nona Hershey at MassArt Auction

Nona Hershey, Interference I, 2016
Watercolor, Graphite Powder, Gouache, and Laser-Cut Fluorescent Plexiglass
Starting bid, $2,400

Abstracted Photo By Mclean Graham at MassArt Auction

Clark McLean Graham, Untitled Video Still with Pink Paint, 2015
Acrylic Archival Pigment Print Transfer onto Aluminum
Starting bid, $405

Abstract Collage With Marilyn Monroe at MassArt Auction

James Gibson, Marilyn 2 ways, 2014
Silkscreen Monoprint
Starting bid, $450

Landscape Photo With Pink Cups at MassArt Auction

Thomas Jackson, Cups no. 2, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
Starting bid, $2,820

Encaustic Artwork By Susan Hardy Brown at MassArt Auction

Susan Hardy Brown, Snow Queen, 2015
Encaustic with Queen Anne’s Lace on Panel
Starting bid, $240

Abstract Collage Assemblage at MassArt Auction

TJ Kelley III, The Choice is Yours but the Answer is Clear, 2016
Acrylic on Assembled Panels
Starting bid, $360

Girl In Bra With Camera At Mass Art Auction

Erin M. Riley, Nudes 17, 2014
Hand Woven Textile
Starting bid $2,520

Beach Photo With Figures At Mass Art Auction

Thomas Gearty, Jumping Bridge, Martha’s Vineyard, 2006
Archival Inkjet Print
Starting bid, $390

Abstract Wood Sculpture At Mass Art Auction

Damien Hoar De Galvan, V, 2015
Wood, Paint, and Glue
Starting bid, $460

Pathwork Abstract Adrienne Shishko At Mass Art Auction

Adrienne Shishko, Preservation Hall, 2016
Acrylic, Paper, Ink, Plastic, and Textiles
Starting bid, $1,140

Still LIfe Painting By Karen O'Neill

Karen O’Neil, August, 2015
Oil on Linen
Starting bid, $2,700

Still Life With Pear by Anne Harney At Mass Art Auction

Anne Harney, Pear and Bowl, 2016
Oil on Canvas
Starting bid, $390

Pool Art At Mass Art Auction

Alyssa Macaulay, The Deep End I, 2012
Archival Digital Prints, Scanned Documents, Wood, Glue and Custom-Made Boxes with Plexiglas
Starting bid, $480

Music Scene At Mass Art Auction

Arne Reimer, Record Store in Madison, WI, 2015
Chromogenic Print
Starting bid, $540

Abstracted Landscape At Mass Art Auction

Holly Harrison, True North, 2015
Mixed Media on Panel
Starting bid, $960

Sandpaper Tower By Brent Refsland At Mass Art Auction

Brent Refsland, Sandcastle #102, 2016
Cut Sandpaper on Paper
Starting bid, $900

Frame With Butterflies By Paul Villinski At Mass Art Auction

Paul Villinski, Legacy V, 2016
Antique Frame, Aluminum (Found Cans), Wire, and Gold Leaf
Starting bid, $10,800

Multicolor Cubes on Plywood At Mass Art Auction

George Creamer, Untitled, 2016
Mixed Media
Starting bid, $3,000

Highly Abstracted Landscape By Kristin Texeira At Mass Art Auction

Kristin Texeira, an evening stroll to the moon, 2016
Oil on Paper
Starting bid, $450


ARTmonday: 17 Artworks from Paddle8

Paddle 8 is an online art marketplace that partners with galleries, art fairs, foundations, and museums to offer a curated selection of artwork and content surrounding it. The site launched in April of last year, though it wasn’t really on my radar until co-founder Alexander Gilkes emailed me this past winter to say they had secured substantial VC funding. Tons of interesting galleries from across the globe, including Brooklyn, Mexico City, Vienna, Helsinki, Istanbul, New Delhi, and Sao Paulo  are represented, as well as art fairs, like Nada Miami Beach and The Armory Show Piers 92 & 94. There’s a lot to look at. Last night I went through just one section, Paddle8 For Good, a new initiative that supports select non-profit arts with unique and collaborative projects. Here’s what I turned up.

Hisham Akira Bharoocha
Bibi and Joey, Upstate NY , 2009
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Karen Margolis

Auscultation, 2012
Watercolor, gouache, graphite,
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Dan Tague

Monster, 2012
Burned paper
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Barbara Kruger

Untitled (Another Year), 2010
Lenticular pigment print
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Dan Colen

Not All Right, 2012

Flowers on belched Belgian linen
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Will Cotton

Will Cotton / Nancy Gonzalez, 2012

Crocodile with suede lining and acrylic polymer
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Ho Tzu Nyen

The Bohemian Rhapsody Project, 2006

single-channel HD video, stereo sound
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Heidi Elbers

Bend, 2012

oil on paper
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Antony Gormley

Hold V, 2012

3mm square section stainless steel bars
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Michael Lin

After Sonia Delaunay, 2011
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Kirsten Deirup

Front II, 2012

Gouache on paper
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Margaret Boyer

Patriarch, Age 79, 2010
Chromogenic color print
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Gillian Wearing

Me Wearing Mask of Lily Cole, 2012

c-type print
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 Deedee Cheriel

Untitled, 2010
Handpainted, 4 color silkscreen
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Tracey Emin

Trust Me, 2011
Neon (Super Turquoise)
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Glenn Ligon

2000-2099, 2011
Epson UltraChrome K3 Print on Museo Max 365 GSM Paper
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Co-founders Alexander Gilkes & Aditya Julka