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Salmagundi Club Fall Auctions

Salmagundi Club is home to the oldest continuous art auction in New York, held each spring and fall since the late 1870s.

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October 11, 2022
John Coleman sculpture of four bears
John Coleman, Four Bears (2022)
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Original art from club members, together with historic works from the Salmagundi archive collection, will be offered. “This may be the finest auction we have held since the landmark event in 1917 when our club raised enough at auction to buy 47 Fifth Avenue” says Nick Dawes, Salmagundi Chairman who will conduct the live auction on Friday, October 21st. “This year we are raising funds toward elevator installation”, Dawes adds, “and the event will include a paddle raise and pre-auction gala cocktail and dinner.”

This auction will be held in 2 parts: an evening session on Friday, October 21, which will take place live in Salmagundi’s skylight gallery at 8pm, and an afternoon session that will take place online  Saturday, October 22 at noon.

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32 lots will be offered live on Friday; many donated to the club by members. The auction include four oils (landscape and harbor scenes) from the estate of Antonio Cirino (1889-1983), a John Coleman bronze of Four bears, two works by popular New York artist Carole Teller, whose work also appears in the afternoon session, a floral still life by Kathy Anderson, a portrait commission opportunity and uniquely painted artist palettes. Also featured will be a commemorative portrait of beloved Salmagundian Bill Creevy (1942-2020), and a plein air oil of a local Greenwich Village scene by Guy A. Wiggins (1920-2020), which all Salmagundi members and friends will be invited to bid on as a fundraising effort.

Two of Antonio Cirino's oils featured in the auction. From left: CT Landscape (2022); Sailboats in harbor (2022)
Two of Antonio Cirino's oils featured in the auction. From left: CT Landscape (2022); Sailboats in harbor (2022)
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Carole Teller, New York corner oil painting from 2022
Carole Teller, New York corner (2022)
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Over 50 Salmagundi artists contributed to the auction, including Copley Society member Del Bourree Bach, whose works will be offered in both the live and online auction, together with a selection of photographs from the estate of Bodonna ‘Bo’ Kass (1938-2020), and original artwork in all media by established and Junior members of the club. Over 100 lots will be offered during the online only auction on Saturday.

Kathy Anderson, Pink rose and baby’s breath oil painting (2022)
Richard Rosenblatt, Our good friend Bill Creevy — fond memories (2022); Kathy Anderson, Pink rose and baby’s breath (2022)
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“With starting prices as low as $150, all set at 30% of typical gallery prices, this is a unique opportunity to own a piece of American art history”, says Nick Dawes.

This year, a preview of the live auction works will be exhibited in our skylight gallery. The rest will be shipped directly from the artist, allowing a unique opportunity for patrons and artists to interact.

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