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50th Collectors Show and Sale

November 16, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center

An exceptional selection of artworks carefully curated from New York’s finest galleries will travel to Little Rock this fall for the 50th Collectors Show and Sale at the Arkansas Arts Center. The Collectors Show and Sale is one of the longest-running and most popular exhibitions organized by the Arkansas Arts Center.

“We are thrilled to welcome the 50th Collectors Show and Sale to the Arkansas Arts Center,” said Brian Lang, Chief Curator and Windgate Foundation Curator of Contemporary Craft. “This year we are excited to present a diverse selection of works in the exhibition – ranging from Old Master drawings to provocative contemporary works – that will enable veteran collectors to add to their collections while perhaps inspiring others to begin collecting.”
In September, members of the Collectors Group, an auxiliary membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center, traveled to New York City with Arts Center curators Lang and Ann Prentice Wagner. The group toured galleries and viewed more than 1,000 works of art in a variety of media, ultimately selecting about 150 works to appear in the exhibition. All the works in the exhibition are for sale, with prices ranging under $750 up to $115,000.

The works selected for the exhibition were carefully curated from venerable galleries across New York, from the Upper East Side and Midtown to Chelsea and the Lower East Side. Galleries represented include Debra Force Fine Art, Godel & Co., Meredith Ward Fine Art, and Kraushaar Galleries – all specializing in 19th and 20th century American art – to several focusing on contemporary art. Among the latter are: McKenzie Fine Art, George Adams Gallery, and Berry Campbell, among others.

The 26 participating galleries in the exhibition include: ACA Galleries, Berry Campbell Gallery, Betty Cuningham Gallery, Conner Rosenkranz, D. Wigmore Fine Art, Danese/Corey, DC Moore Gallery, Debra Force Fine Art, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, Elrick-Manley Fine Arts, Garvey|Simon, Gavin Spanierman Ltd., George Adams Gallery, Gerald Peters Gallery, Godel & Co. Inc, James Reinish & Associates, JHB Gallery, Kraushaar Galleries, McKenzie Fine Art, Meredith Ward Fine Art, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Muriel Guépin Gallery, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Nohra Haime Gallery, Pierogi, and Richard A. Berman Fine Art.

Arkansas Arts Center members are invited to attend an exclusive Collectors Show and Sale Brunch on Saturday, December 1. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., members can enjoy brunch and an exclusive opportunity to view and purchase works from the exhibition.

The Collectors Group, an auxiliary membership of the Arkansas Arts Center, offers its members exclusive programs and events to increase their appreciation of art and the field of collecting. The group also supports the collecting activities of the Arts Center. For more information about the Collectors Group or to join, please visit arkansasartscenter.org/collectors.

Featured Works from the Exhibition


Andrew Hayes, American (Tucson, Arizona, 1981 - ), Plat, 2017, steel and book paper, 14 x 4 x 3 inches. Artwork © Andrew Hayes. Image courtesy of JHB Gallery, New York.

Adolph Dehn, American (Waterville, Minnesota, 1895 – 1968, New York, New York), Mining Town, Winter, Colorado, 1947, watercolor on paper, 19½ x 28½ inches (sight), 27½ x 36¼ inches (framed). Artwork © Adolf Dehn. Image courtesy of D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York.

Warren Isensee, American (Asheville, North Carolina, 1956 - ), Untitled, 2007, colored pencil on paper, 10 x 16¼ (sight). Artwork © Warren Isensee. Image courtesy of Danese/Corey, New York.

Susan Grossman, American (b. 1959), The Bicyclist, 2012, charcoal and pastel on artist board, 60 x 80 inches. Artwork © Susan Grossman. Image courtesy of Driscoll-Babcock, New York.

Frederick Arthur Bridgman, American (Tuskegee, Alabama, 1847 – 1928, Rouen, France), Pour le Roi Assyrian (Study for the Diversion of an Assyrian King), 1878, pen and black ink on paper, 18 1/8 x 12 3/16 inches. Image courtesy of Debra Force Fine Art, New York.

Melissa Zexter, American (Providence, Rhode Island, 1968 - ), Leopard, 2013, thread and acrylic on gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 inches (framed). Artwork © Melissa Zexter. Image courtesy of Muriel Guépin Gallery, New York.

David Morrison, American (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1956 - ), Rusted Leaf Series 3, 2006, colored pencil on paper, 19 x 15¼ inches (sight), 25¼ x 20¾ inches (framed). Artwork © David Morrison. Image courtesy of Garvey|Simon, New York.

Sponsored by


Maribeth and John Frazer

HoganTaylor LLP

Little Rock Soirée

 

Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; the City of North Little Rock; Arkansas Arts Center Board of Trustees; and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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