Sunday, March 09, 2008


Rob Tarbell, Aerial Rider, 2007
Smoke on paper | 55" × 42"
Courtesy of the Artist

One of my favorite pieces in the exhibition, Rob Tarbell's, gorgeous Aerial Rider, 2007 fetched well over the reserve price. According to Aaron Gallery's Sabrina Reilly, it received the highest bid of the night. If you missed buying Rob Tarbell's work at the WPA auction, go to Aaron Gallery where you can buy another of his works.

Rob Tarbell's work is currently on view at Aaron Gallery until April 2, 2008.

From the point of view of attendance, the WPA Auction was a hit! And from the bidding wars, most likely a big financial success. If you haven't taken a look at the art, you can see it at the WPA's site. A part of the exhibition remains on view at the Katzen until March 23.

The Katzen installed the WPA's Auction Art along a glassed corridor and in two rooms of the museum. A stream of people made their way past each other during the auction to check on the bids for "their" work. It was an exciting night with last minute bids before the whistles closed different areas of the auction. You had to be fast on your feet. The gala dinner ran late and the first area closed within 15 minutes of the stream of bidders. All in all, it was an exciting evening filled with patrons, artists, curators, gallerists and others.


Selections from the WPA ArtFile through Mar 23
Enjoy work by local contemporary artists and members of the Washington Project for the Arts, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports artists of the DC area. Curated by Kathryn Wat, curator of modern and contemporary art at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC.

All artwork will be auctioned at the WPA Annual Art Auction Gala on Friday, March 7, 2008.

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