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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, 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 pre-auction bidding 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. Pre-auction bids will be honored during the live auction.

 

Falk, Untitled

 

Betsy Falk
Untitled
, C. 1980

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

 

 

No K#, Paper Mache Snake


No K#
Paper Mache Snake
Wood, paint, leather, 72 x 22 x 19 in.
Starting Bid: $200

 

 

Asada, Le Portique


Hiroshi Asada
Le Portique, 1975
Meseotint, 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 Braché
La Batalla, 1974
Ink and acrylic on paper, 33 x 46 in.
Starting Bid: $125

 

 

Craig, Birch-Bomb


Pat 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

 

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

 

 

McAdams, Fragment J


Alfred 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


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

 

 

Svennson, Portrael af en Afdad


Carston 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
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
Ceramics
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 Carter
Mr. Jim
Etching, 12.5 x 14 in.
Starting Bid: $200

 

 

Hung, Untitled

 

Nguyen van Hung
Untitled
, 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