Mattress Factory Art Auction – artmarketblog.com
The leveling-off of prices at the middle and lower end of the market have resulted in the potential for plenty of bargains. One such source for potential fine art bargains is the upcoming auction being held by the Mattress Factory, a Pittsburgh USA based museum of contemporary art with a primary focus on the exhibition of installation works. Of particular interest is the museum’s residency program which, since it begun in 1977, has supported over 300 artists including the likes of James Turrell, Kiki Smith, Damien Hirst, Greer Lankton, Rolf Julius and Raqs Media Collective. According to the museum’s website “Each year artists come to Pittsburgh, live at the museum, and create new work. During their time here, the museum supports them completely while they experiment, take risks, and explore the creative process.”
To help support the museum’s mission an art auction is held every five years of works donated by artists who have exhibited their work at the museum such as Margo Sawyer, Sarah Oppenheimer and Anita Dube. At 8.00PM on October the 18th the museum’s 30th Anniversary art auction auction will go live worldwide via a partnership with eBay Live Auctions. Contemporary art-lovers around the globe will be able to compete with bidders on the auction room floor for one-of-a-kind works by some of the world’s most notable artists. All proceeds generated from the auction will help fund Mattress Factory exhibitions, programs and operations.
To view the works on offer and to register to bid go here:
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image: “Roden Crater: Complete Site Plan”, 2008, 30″ x 40″, Inkjet on paper, Artist proof. The subject of the print is an aerial photograph of Roden Crater taken by James Turrell in 1983, before any construction was done. Superimposed on top of the photographic image is the complete site plan for the Roden Crater Project. All of the above and below grade tunnels as well as all the spaces.
**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications