Monday, May 16, 2011

Arader Galleries Charity Auction

It is a great pleasure to announce Arader Galleries third annual charity auction in New Orleans where 20% of the hammer price goes to the institution of your choice. Over the last three years Arader Galleries has proudly raised over $2,000,000 for over 25 deserving schools, hospitals, settlement houses, libraries and academic institutions that are so important to our clients.

The auction will be held on June 25th and 26th, 2011 and will include over 65 of John James Audubon’s iconic aquatints from the Elephant folio Birds of America, published in London by Robert Havell between 1826 and 1838. The aquatints of birds by John James Audubon are true masterpieces of natural history art from the last 500 years and the iconic images are brilliant in their flawless artistic composition, the way they depict the life and movement of the bird, as well as providing scientifically accurate Linnaean detail.

Other highlights of the auction are the first imperial folio edition of Audubon's famous work The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, complete in three volumes and with 150 fine hand-colored lithographed plates, and works from other 19th-century natural history artists including John Gould, Daniel G. Elliot and John Robert Thornton. A selection of fine maps and other color plate books from our collection will also be included.

We have chosen Neal Auction House to hold this auction because they have always been honest, helpful and accurate in their transactions with us over the last 15 years. We assure you that all purchases made by you at the sale will be delivered to you promptly, professionally, and at the lowest possible price. Also as a bonus please note that most of these pieces have been framed in elegant gold leaf moldings to full museum specifications.

Please let us know if you would like more information or would like to be sent a complimentary auction catalog.

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