The catalog production is in full swing, almost all of the donations are in, and we are gearing up for the big event in October!
Now that I have a chance to take step back and look at everything around me, I can tell you that donations have arrived from supporters of the auction from 6 continents and over 20 countries, including Japan, Germany, Israel, Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, as well as from our hometown of Rochester, New York.
Our auction is going to feature over 300 hundred objects including photographs that represent significant historic, modern and contemporary artists and aesthetic movements, collectible cameras as well as rare photographic books and albums. We are also going to be offering unique “experiences” such as a private photo session with a notable contemporary photographer, and a walk on the set of major current television series!
In the meantime, for your viewing pleasure, here is a beautiful cibachrome print featured in our auction that I bring to you, inspired by the lush flora of Rochester summers.
Christopher Burkett, Green Veratrum # 168, 1993, Courtesy of Susan Spiritus Gallery
I will be sure to let you know when previews of our online auction are available to view on iGavel, and when you can take a peek at the items in our live auction onwww.eastmanhouse.org/auction.. Stay tuned!
Olivia Arnone is Auction Coordinator for the George Eastman House Benefit Auction.