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 Live Art Auction:
 Works from the Estate of H. Marc Moyens

Works on view from September 6 through September 20, 2014
American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center
Fall for the Arts Registration

This year's auction will feature 33 items from the estate of art enthusiast H. Marc Moyens. Moyens opened Gallery Marc in 1969 in Washington, D.C., as part of the city's first "gallery row" on P Street Northwest. He later opened Gallery K with his partner, Komei Wachi in 1975, which bucked current trends by focusing on photorealism and surrealism at a time when the Washington Color School was favored.

In 2010, the Washington City Paper noted that Moyens and Wachi loved art as much as they loved each other: "They owned more art than could fit on the walls of their Alexandria home." Walter Hopps curated an exhibition of Moyens' collection at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1969. The exhibition received mixed reviews with one writer describing the work as "creepy and menacing." The couple's collection was not shown again until 2006 when the American University Museum organized a show titled, "Remembering Marc and Komei." By this time, the tone of art critics had changed and they embraced the provocative content. Don't miss the opportunity to bid on these extraordinary works and appreciate the adventurous taste of Marc Moyens—please use the links below or browse down the page to view auction artworks:


About the Auction

Please join us for the auction at 7:30 on Saturday, September 20. Pre-auction bidding will be possible from September 6 through September 20 at the AU Museum. Fall for the Arts participants are welcome to join both a silent and live auction:

Option A: Pre-Auction Bidding
Once registered for Fall for the Arts, pre-auction bidding will be available in the AU Museum and will close on September 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Option B: Live Auction
To participate in the live auction on September 20 at 7:30 p.m., you must register for Fall for the Arts online or on-site the day of the event. You will be given a paddle to bid on work. Pre-auction bids will be honored during the live auction.


Falk, Untitled


Betsy Falk
, C. 1980

Bronze, 13.25 x 11.63 x 13.75 in.
Starting Bid: $250



No K#, Paper Mache Snake

Unknown artist
Wood, paint, leather, 72 x 22 x 19 in.
Starting Bid: $200



Asada, Le Portique

Hiroshi Asada
Le Portique, 1975
Mezzotint, 22 x 27 in.
Starting Bid: $120



Bisese, Stars


Edward Bisese
Stars, 1984
Graphite on paper, 23 x 30 in.
Starting Bid: $100



Braché, La Batalla

Carlos Laos Braché
La Batalla, 1974
Ink and acrylic on paper, 33 x 46 in.
Starting Bid: $125



Craig, Birch-Bomb

Patrick M. Craig
Birch-Bomb, 1988
Oil on canvas, 63 x 84 in.
Starting Bid: $750



Crockett, Harvest

Susan Crockett
Harvest, 1984
Watercolor, 32 x 43 in.
Starting Bid: $100



Ekstrom, 9-IV-67

Thea Ekstrom
9-IV-67, 1967
Watercolor, 22 x 28 in.
Starting Bid: $125



Bal, Capitanas

Carlos Gomez Bal
Capitanas, 1975
Oil on canvas, 23 x 19.75 in.
Starting Bid: $125



Grady, Car House

Ruby McLain Grady
Cat House, 1981
Photo collage, 16 x 20 in.
Starting Bid: $150



Grigoriadis, Etruscan Amber

Mary Grigoriadis
Etruscan Amber, 1974
Oil on acrylic on raw linen, 99 x 99 in.
Starting Bid: $200



Harne, Sirens of New York

John Harne
Sirens of New York, 1988
Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in.
Starting Bid: $250



Hynes, Joe's Soluner Tables

Robert Hynes
Joe's Soluner Tables, 1976
Graphite on paper, 23 x 27 in.
Starting Bid: $100



Lerner, Hat #2


Hat #2, 1978
Oil on canvas, 46 x 73 in.
Starting Bid: $150



McAdams, Fragment J

Alfred H. McAdams
Fragment J, 1961
Acrylic ink and gouche, 17 x 15.5 in.
Starting Bid: $75



McCabe, Untitled (Feather Dome)

Maureen McCabe
Untitled (Feather Dome), 1972
33 x 17 x 17 in.
Starting Bid: $1500



Moreh, Triomphe de la Femme (The Crucified Bird)


Mordecai Moreh
Triomphe de la Femme (The Crucified Bird)
, 1968

Drypoint 87/100
14.25 x 19.5 in.
Starting Bid: $50



Mussoff, Claudia

Jody Mussoff
Claudia, 1980
Colored pencil, 40 x 27 in.
Starting Bid: $250



Nilsson, Inkvisitionen

Bert-Johnny Nilsson
Inkvisitionen, 1974
Oil on canvas, 71 x 91 in.
Starting Bid: $750



Rudavesky, Atlantis I

Ondrej Rudavesky
Atlantis I, 1987
Colored pencil, 16 x 21 in.
Starting Bid: $150



Sims, Davidson Caroline's Pond

Alice Sims
Davidson Caroline's Pond, 1990
Colored pencil, 26 x 22 in.
Starting Bid: $50



Stone, Shadow Burn

Alan Stone
Shadow Burn, 1985
Silkscreen, 30 x 22 1/2 in.
Starting Bid: $100



Svennson, The Great Supper

Carsten Svennson
The Great Supper
Ink on paper, 29 x 61 in.
Starting Bid: $250



Svennson, Portrael af en Afdad

Carsten Svennson
Portrael af en Afdad, 1971
Etching 2/30, 30 x 22 in.
Starting Bid: $50



Weatherly, Drawing XXV

Alan Weatherly
Drawing XXV, 1987
Pencil, 15 x 19 in.
Starting Bid: $50



White, Oranges

Franklin White
Oranges, 1975
Silkscreen, 7 x 25 in.
Starting Bid: $75



Woelfer, Landschaft XXXVII Badlands Regenstuesse

Roy F. Woelfer
Landschaft XXXVII Badlands Regenstuesse, 1980
Watercolor, 29 x 36 in.
Starting Bid: $750



Yajima, Untitled (Group of 3)


Misao Yajima

Untitled (Group of 3), 1992
13.5 x 16 in.
17.5 x 14 in.
14 x 12 in.
Starting Bid: $150



Zeimert, La Gare Montparnesse

Christian Zeimert
La Gare Montparnesse, 1969
Oil on canvas, 45.5 x 58 in.
Starting Bid: $150



Carter, Mr. Jim

Allen "Big al" Carter
Mr. Jim
Etching, 12.5 x 14 in.
Starting Bid: $200



Hung, Untitled


Nguyen van Hung
, 1989

Watercolor and conte crayon
19.5 x 23 in.
Starting Bid: $50



Jacques Le Marechal

Jacques Le Marechal
Le bordel de l’amour populaire, c. 1958
gouache on paper
26 x 19.5 in.
Starting Bid: $250



Bumgardner, Untitled

James Bumgardner
Untitled, 1978
Oil on canvas, 23 x 23 in.
Starting Bid: $750