The Brooklyn Academy of Music announces its third annual BAMart Silent Auction -- beginning March 12 -- featuring works by artists including Matthew Barney, Joan Jonas, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Saul Steinberg, Jennifer Steinkamp, and William Wegman...
Please join us for the
OPENING DAY COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Monday, March 12, 2007, 6 - 8 PM
Dorothy W. Levitt LobbyBidding will go live at 6PM
BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Avenue
Closing Reception: Sunday, March 25, 2007, 3:30 - 5:30 PMBidding will close at 5 PM
For questions or further information, contact David Harper, BAMart Coordinator, at 718.636.4101 or BAMart@BAM.org
- VIEW & BID IN PERSON: 7 DAYS A WEEK, 9AM—11PM beginning March 12; Lobby of the BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
- VIEW & BID ONLINE: 24 HOURS A DAY beginning March 12 at BAM.org/auction
Brooklyn, N.Y./February 12, 2007 --Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is pleased to announce the third annual BAMart Silent Auction, featuring works from both internationally renowned and emerging, local artists. This fourteen-day event begins March 12 (with a public preview reception) and ends March 25, 2007 (with a public closing-day reception). Proceeds from the auction benefit BAM and its programs. Works for auction will be on public display in the Peter Jay Sharp building lobby at 30 Lafayette Avenue, from March 12—March 25, from 9am to 11pm. Bidding will be done online so that interested parties can participate from any location, 24 hours a day.
Conversions I, II & III, 1971
22 individually framed Silver Gelatin Photographs
Conversions I: 9 Photographs; 9 x 6 inches each
Conversions II: 9 Photographs; 9 x 6 inches each
Conversions III: 4 Photographs; 9 x 6 inches each
Installation Size: 34 1/2 x 82 inches
Courtesy of Acconci Studio and Deitch Projects
This year Vito Acconci serves as BAMart Silent Auction Honorary Artist Chair and Beth Rudin DeWoody serves as Honorary Chair. Richard Stewart is the Auction Committee Chair, overseeing more than 50 leading gallerists and art world figures to procure works both by young, cutting-edge artists—such as Francis Alÿs, Bozidar Brazda, Joy Garnett, Deborah Grant, Danica Phelps, and Duston Spear -- and by established artists of international acclaim. Highlights include a Matthew Barney photograph from his recent project Drawing Restraint 9, titled Toya, 2006; a mixed media piece by Saul Steinberg, The Queen Table; and a Jennifer Steinkamp video installation, Hurdy Gurdy Man (Chrysanthemums), 2006. This is an excellent opportunity for collectors to obtain quality works and support BAM in the process. This auction will complement BAMart’s commitment to the growing community of visual artists based in Brooklyn while cultivating the next generation of BAM supporters.
Check out the catalog for a preview. More works will be added daily. Once the auction opens on March 12, you can place and track your bids.
The 2007 BAMart Silent Auction features:
- A lobby installation of over 100 new works from a compelling group of artists
- 24-hour online bidding via an art auction website (BAM.org/auction)
- Computer kiosks in the Peter Jay Sharp building (with Mac computers donated by Tekserve)
- A March 12 preview reception, open to the public, in the Peter Jay Sharp building lobby from 6–8pm
- A March 25 closing-day celebration, open to the public, in the Peter Jay Sharp building lobby from 3:30–5:30pm
All proceeds benefit BAM.
BAM and the contemporary visual arts have a long connection. From its inception in 1983, the Next Wave Festival has commissioned posters and cover art by renowned visual artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Susan Rothenberg, Willem de Kooning, and Jennifer Bartlett. In addition, Artists in Action, a multi-year initiative launched in 1995, invited artists to work on performance-related projects. Through this program, numerous visual artists, including Vito Acconci, Nayland Blake, Albert Chong, and Kerry James Marshall, collaborated with performing artists on the creation of new works.
Currently BAM invites one or two artists per season to provide cover art for the BAMbill, the house program distributed to each audience member. These works are also displayed in the lobbies of the Peter Jay Sharp Building and/or the BAM Harvey Theater for the enjoyment of all who come to BAM, and are often sold to a BAM patron at the end of a season, with proceeds benefiting BAM. Recent cover artists have included William Wegman, Alex Katz, Roy Kortik, Cecily Brown, Yoshitomo Nara, Clifford Ross, Mary Heilmann, The Clayton Brothers, McDermott & McGough, and Melora Kuhn.
Over the years, BAM has accrued a sizable and noteworthy collection of artworks, and has commissioned projects such as BAMart's Print Portfolios, Photography Portfolios, and other special collections. BAM’s collection includes works in many different media and from different decades, including prints by Louise Bourgeois and Jim Dine, photography by Thomas Struth and Vanessa Beecroft, and paintings by Francesco Clemente, among others. When a special exhibition is not taking place, BAM's Diker and Natman Galleries become showcases for works from BAM's collection, ensuring that BAM has year-round exhibitions of visual arts.