iGavel Photographic Auction Benefiting Americans for the Arts

iGavel is pleased to present America: Photographic Auction benefiting Americans For The Arts. This will be an online auction held from April 16 – 30, 2009 at www.iGavel.com.

New York, NY, April 01, 2009 --(PR.com)-- This exceptional event will showcase a wide range of stunning images from a highly influential group of established photographic masters and exciting emerging artists. Included in the auction are works by photographers Joseph Szabo, Jock Sturges, Nadav Kander, and David Benjamin Sherry. There will be an exhibition on Thursday, April 16, at 7 pm in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the renowned Fast Ashley’s Studios. This will mark the start of the iGavel online auction.

All photographs will have an opening bid of $300. The work, “Tom on his car, 1977,” by Joseph Szabo, is estimated at $1,500-2,000. Szabo has been photographing students for the past twenty-five years, and has perfectly captured the ambivalence of that time of life. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennial, the International Center of Photography, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Brooklyn Museum among others. Szabo’s work has been collected by many institutions including the Bibliotheque National in Paris, France, The George Eastman House Museum in Rochester, New York, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Jock Sturges’ “Untitled”, estimated at $1,500-2,000, portrays the radiance of the children of close friends and family. The photographs, taken with a large-format camera and often in the final hours of late summer days, depict the luminescence of the human form. His work is in the collections of major institutions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; The Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art; and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work is published in numerous monographs.

Americans for the Arts - Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, DC, and New York City and a network of more than 100,000 members and stakeholders, Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. For more information, visit www.AmericansForTheArts.org

iGavel.com is a leader in online art auctions, offering collectors and dealers high quality fine art, antiques and collectables guaranteed for authenticity and condition. iGavel auctions are modeled on the traditional live auction format, where each lot includes detailed photographic images, a professional description, and an accurate condition report.

Lark E. Mason - President of iGavel - is a frequent guest appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow, was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby's Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions for Sothebys.com.

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Caroline Moss