This Benefit Evening establishes a new tradition of giving in Greenwich and features an array of prominent professional artists in many different fields including the visual arts, dance, drama, opera, classical and jazz music - all areas of the Council's public programming. Cocktails and elegant hors d'oeuvres will be interspersed with performances throughout the evening, all happening at the Greenwich Arts Council.
at the ART CENTER
299 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
You are invited to a creatively
orchestrated evening of
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
Featuring theatrics, classical and contemporary music, art provided by an exciting range of professional artists
Robert Cottingham is an American painter best known for his Photorealist depictions of cropped commercial signage. Born on September 26, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY, Cottingham studied at Pratt Institute, where he received his BFA in 1963 before starting a five-year career in commercial advertising. Upon moving to Los Angeles Cottingham seriously committed himself to his own painting practice, which eventually subsumed his advertising career by 1968 as the artist rose to prominence along with the Photorealist movement. Notably—though Cottingham is considered among the 13 most prominent Photorealists of the latter half of the 20th century—he disavowed his relationship to the movement. Instead, he views his own work as part of the lineage of vernacular Americana painters, including the likes of Stuart Davis and Edward Hopper. His work can be found among the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., among others
ABOUT the Live Auction Artworks (2016 Arts Alive)
(2) Robert Cottingham Images
From the Travel Notes Portfolio
Chromogenic print on Fuji Flex paper
Signed and numbered on verso, in ink
From the edition of 9
Image: 20 x 20 inches
(1) After: Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Print by Sunday B. Morning
In 1970, original Andy Warhol silkscreens were reproduced to create a new series of Warhol most iconic images in ten new color variations of screenprints.These were named “Sunday B Morning” prints. These prints are recognized as authentic reproductions in Andy Warhol’s catalogue raisonne, with some of them being signed by Warhol himself using the phrase: “this is not me. Andy Warhol.” In 1985, a third series was produced with a stamped signature and these became known as the European Artist’s Proof Editions. It is unknown how many of these were made. The Sunday B. Morning screenprints are made from reproductions of Warhol’s original silkscreens from 1967. They are printed on museum board with high quality archival inks just like the originals. These prints are produced with the same quality and integrity as Warhol’s original screenprints. The only significant
dierence is the cost. They are stamped on the verso in blue ink. The 'Blue inks' are the current editions and the quality and integrity of the prints is impeccable. The colors are absolutely vibrant!
At a recent auction at Christie's a set of 10 Sunday B. Morning prints sold for $14,000. Some of the most discriminating collectors own them because of their quality and rarity. It's worth mentioning that the original edition of 250 were all signed and numbered on the verso.
Prints donated by David & Dorianne Samuels
Thank you for your generous contribution
ARTS ALIVE! COLLECTOR'S OPPORTUNITY 2017
All artwork will be sold at $350 each (first come first serve basis).
The Council is grateful to the following artists who have generously contribute to this year's Collector's Opportunity
Renowned International Artist
FABIO MESAwill paint Live during the evening of ARTS ALIVE 2016!
Thank you to the support of Embracing Art Volunteer Team and Juan Vicente Ellis.