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Fall for the Arts 2013

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

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

This year's auction will feature 34 items from the estate of art enthusiast Marc H. Moyens. Moyens opened Gallery Marc in 1969 in Washington, DC, 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: Silent Auction
Once registered for registered online for Fall for the Arts, place bids on the sheets next to the work on which you are bidding. You can also email your bids, once registered, to museum@american.edu. Staff in the museum will keep you informed on your bid status. The silent auction will open on September 6 at 11:00 a.m. and close on September 20 at 7:00 p.m. prior to the live auction.

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. Silent auction bids will be honored at the live auction.

 

Falk, Untitled


Betsy Falk
Untitled, C. 1980
Bronze
Retail Value: $750
Starting Bid: $250

 

 

No K#, Paper Mache Snake


No K#
Paper Mache Snake
Retail Value: $500
Starting Bid: $200

 

 

Asada, Le Portique


Hiroshi Asada
Le Portique, 1975
7-1/2"x12-3/4"
Retail Value: $400
Starting Bid: $120

 

 

Bisese, Stars


Edward Bisese
Stars, 1984
21-3/4"x29-3/4"
Retail Value: $400
Starting Bid: $100

 

 

Braché, La Batalla


Carlos Braché
La Batalla, 1974
28-3/4"x41-3/4"
Retail Value: $500
Starting Bid: $125

 

 

Craig, Birch-Bomb


Pat M. Craig
Birch-Bomb, 1988
63"x84"
Retail Value: $2000
Starting Bid: $750

 

 

Crockett, Harvest


Susan Crockett
Harvest, 1984
29"x41-1/2"
Retail Value: $800
Starting Bid: $100

 

 

Ekstrom, 9-IV-67


Thea Ekstrom
9-IV-67, 1967
19-1/4"x25-1/4"
Retail Value: $500
Starting Bid: $125

 

 

Bal, Capitanas


Carlos Gomez Bal
Capitanas, 1975
16"x19-3/4"
Retail Value: $500
Starting Bid: $125

 

 

Grady, Car House


Ruby McLain Grady
Cat House, 1981
16"x20"
Retail Value: $300
Starting Bid: $150

 

 

Grigoriadis, Etruscan Amber


Mary Grigoriadis
Etruscan Amber, 1974
66-1/2"x66-1/8"
Retail Value: $800
Starting Bid: $200

 

 

Harne, Sirens of New York


John Harne
Sirens of New York, 1988
19-1/2"x29-1/8"
Retail Value: $1000
Starting Bid: $250

 

 

Hynes, Joe's Soluner Tables


Robert Hynes
Joe's Soluner Tables, 1976
21"x16-1/2"
Retail Value: $600
Starting Bid: $100

 

 

Artist Unknown


Artist Unknown
Retail Value: $500
Starting Bid: $150

 

 

McAdams, Fragment J


Alfred McAdams
Fragment J, 1961
17"x15-1/2"
Retail Value: $500
Starting Bid: $75

 

 

McCabe, Untitled (Feather Dome)


Maureen McCabe
Untitled (Feather Dome), 1972
33"x17"x17"
Retail Value: $2500
Starting Bid: $1500

 

 

Moreh, Triomphe de la Femme (The Crucified Bird)


Mordecai Moreh
Triomphe de la Femme (The Crucified Bird), 1968
14-1/4"x19-1/2"
Retail Value: $300
Starting Bid: $50

 

 

Mussoff, Claudia


Jody Mussoff
Claudia, 1980
38-3/4"x26"
Retail Value: $500
Starting Bid: $250

 

 

Nilsson, Inkvisitionen


Bert-Johnny Nilsson
Inkvisitionen, 1974
70-3/4"x90"
Retail Value: $2700
Starting Bid: $750

 

 

Rudavesky, Atlantis I


Ondrej Rudavesky
Atlantis I, 1987
11-1/2"x17"
Retail Value: $500
Starting Bid: $150

 

 

Sims, Davidson Caroline's Pond


Alice Sims
Davidson Caroline's Pond, 1990
70-3/4"x90"
Retail Value: $250
Starting Bid: $50

 

 

Stone, Shadow Burn


Alan Stone
Shadow Burn, 1985
10-1/8"x22-1/2"
Retail Value: $400
Starting Bid: $100

 

 

Svennson, The Great Supper


Carston Svennson
The Great Supper
55-1/2"x24-5/8"
Retail Value: $1000
Starting Bid: $250

 

 

Svennson, Portrael af en Afdad


Carston Svennson
Portrael af en Afdad, 1971
16"x10-3/4"
Retail Value: $250
Starting Bid: $50

 

 

Weatherly, Drawing XXV


Alan Weatherly
Drawing XXV, 1987
6"x4"
Retail Value: $250
Starting Bid: $50

 

 

White, Oranges


Franklin White
Oranges, 1975
7-1/8"x25"
Retail Value: $250
Starting Bid: $75

 

 

Woelfer, Landschaft XXXVII Badlands Regenstuesse


Roy F. Woelfer
Landschaft XXXVII Badlands Regenstuesse, 1980
6"x4"
Retail Value: $1500
Starting Bid: $750

 

 

Yajima, Untitled (Group of 3)


Misao Yajima
Untitled (Group of 3), 1992
Retail Value: $300
Starting Bid: $150

 

 

Zeimert, La Gare Montparnesse


Christian Zeimert
La Gare Montparnesse, 1969
57-1/8"x44-3/8"
Retail Value: $1500
Starting Bid: $150

 

 

Carter, Mr. Jim


Allen Carter
Mr. Jim
6"x4-3/4"
Retail Value: $500
Starting Bid: $200

 

 

Hung, Untitled


Nguyen van Hung
Untitled, 1989
11-3/4"x15-3/4"
Retail Value: $250
Starting Bid: $50

 

 

Jacques Le Marechal


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

 

 

Bumgardner, Untitled


James Bumgardner
Untitled, 1978
21-7/8"x 21-3/4"
Retail Value: $1000
Starting Bid: $750