The Salmagundi Club hosts its Annual Fall Auction as a fundraiser to benefit the storied Club. Works of art by current Salmagundi members, including painting, graphics, sculpture, and photography, will be auctioned.
This year, for the first time in history, you will be able to commission a unique work from several of Salmagundi’s most popular artists ~ Tony D’Amico, Eddie Rochat, and Carole Teller.
“The opportunity to commission one of our best to paint your favorite person or favorite New York City building or landscape, is unprecedented at Salmagund,” Spencer notes.
“I believe it is the oldest, continuous art auction in New York City and possibly in the United States” says Elizabeth Spencer, current President of Salmagundi, a nonprofit founded as a sketch club in Greenwich Village in 1871 and now one of the largest and most prestigious artist’s clubs in the nation, with over 1,000 members. Salmagundi, home to many of the greatest names in American art history, has held auctions since those earliest days, and bought its current home, a townhouse at 47 Fifth Avenue, with proceeds from an auction in 1917. “Members donate their works and we sell them to benefit Salmagundi programs”, adds Spencer.
Can’t make it to the Salmagundi Club Auction on October 18th? A second auction will be held on October 25th. Can’t make either date? There are four ways to bid, including online.
The Salmagundi auction will be held in two live evening sessions this month, the first on Friday, October 18th and the second the following Friday, October 25thwith public preview from October 7th at 47 Fifth Avenue. Details and preview on-line at www.liveauctioneers.com, or www.salmagundi.org. Admission to all auctions and previews is free to the public and refreshments are served.
While you’re at the Club, step down to the lower-level gallery to view the SCNY Greenwich Show ~ with artwork portraying its historic neighborhood. This exhibition is in conjunction with a lecture by Gregory Dietrich entitled, Down the Bridal Path: Exploring the Vestiges of Greenwich Village’s Equine Past, and is sponsored by SCNY Program Committee and Village Preservation (GVSHP). This Event is Free with Ticket.
The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 Fifth Avenue between 11/12th Streets in Greenwich Village. Free and open to the public.