Tracey Baran Memorial Auction Now live on until September 30, 2009

iGavel is pleased to present the Tracey Baran Memorial Auction. The auction is ongoing through September 30, 2009 at

New York, NY, September 18, 2009 --( Tracey Baran was born in 1975 in Bath, a small rural town in western New York State. In 1993, when she arrived in New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts, she began to define and record the story of her life in pictures of herself, her family, and friends, and the rustic landscape of her childhood. Possessing an unusual blend of candor and empathy, her photographs intermingle spontaneously-recorded moments with posed and directed depictions that resonate with intense feeling, a painterly sensibility and her consummate skill as a color printer.

The Tracey Baran Memorial Auction now live on, is in support of The Tracey Baran Award, an annual grant for an emerging female photographer established by the artist’s family and friends.

There are 47 photographic lots for sale in the Tracey Baran Memorial Auction. Highlights include a Jack Pierson photograph, Untitled. This photograph was printed by Tracey Baran. The starting price of this lot is $3,000. The artist Jonathan Torgovnik has a photograph entitled Jean Paul with a starting bid of $750. Jonathan Torgovnik was born in Israel, and graduated with a BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he studied Photography and Art.

Photographer Carrie Levy is represented with a photograph from the series Domestic Stages, 2005. This photograph has a starting bid of $1,000. Ms. Levy is a photographer based in the Hudson Valley, New York. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2000 and her MFA from The Royal College of Art, London, in 2005.

The items in this sale are available for viewing in our New York Gallery. For information about this sale or to arrange viewings, please contact Abby at 212.289.5588 or email 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

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