October 25, 2014

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Auction

Posted on January 31, 2012 by in ThingsToDo

Frank Fleming Bronze 9 X 9.25 X 9.5 Retail: $1,650Starting bid: $1,450

 

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) biennial fundraiser will be held February 23 and 25. More than 500 works of art will be auctioned to benefit the museum’s acquisition, exhibition, and education programs.

Works include oil paintings, watercolors, prints, sculpture, jewelry, glass, and fine art crafts. Among the artists are Bill Berra, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Frank Flemming and Milt Kobayashi.

“The Museum has acquired these artworks at substantial discounts,” said Lara Lewis, MMFA Director of Public Relations. With works coming from galleries as well as individual artists, “…the bidder has an excellent chance to acquire a superior artwork at a very reasonable price,” said Lewis.

Jamie Chase, acrylic on canvas 2011, 20 X 16 Retail: $880 Opening Bid: $780

Works will be offered at varying price points, providing bidding options for the novice collector as well as the seasoned connoisseur.

The exhibition opens for bidding February 4. There is no charge for a bid number, and early and reserve bids are accepted until the ticketed events.

The Silent Auction begins at 6:30 p.m. February 23. The gala begins at 6 p.m. February 25, followed by dinner and the Live Auction. You can also view the artwork at www.mmfa.org. If you would like to place a bid, but are unable to attend the events, reserve bids can be placed during the two-week exhibition period at no cost.

Pablo Picasso Lithograph, 1957 42 X 21 Retail: $2,850 Starting bid: $2,275

 

For information, or to make a reservation, call 334-240-4333.Tickets are $50/person for the Silent Auction and $150/person or $250/person (preferred seating) for the Live Auction, which includes admission to the silent auction.

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