Arader Galleries is very happy to announce our upcoming Auction, held in conjunction with Guernsey’s Auction House, devoted entirely to Audubon’s celebrated hand-colored aquatints from his iconic double elephant folio edition of “The Birds of America” (1827-1838), the single most important work on North American ornithology; and hand colored lithographs from the imperial folio edition of the “Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America”, the first truly great American color-plate book.
The auction will be held at our gallery on the corner of Madison Avenue and 72nd Street, New York, on Saturday May 11th, 2013.
As part of our on going commitment to philanthropy, Arader Galleries will donate 20% of the hammer price of any lot purchased to the University of Florida, University of South Carolina, Prescott College, Marymount College, the University of Tennessee, Northeastern University, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the Robinhood Foundation, the Audubon Society, The Pennsylvania Audubon Society, or Mill grove; or 10% of the hammer price of any lot purchased to any institution, museum, school, hospital, foundation, botanic garden, zoo, research library or university you designate, that is an IRS approved charity.
All lots with an estimate under $5,000 will be sold with NO RESERVE, making this an excellent opportunity to acquire these works of art at very attractive prices. When viewing the catalog, either online, or as a printed copy, you will find in depth descriptions of all Audubon engravings that will be in the auction on May 11th. For each engraving, guidance is provided setting out previous auction sale prices.
We warmly welcome you to come and view these great works of art at our New York gallery in the weeks ahead of the auction. If you are unable to attend the viewing, or the auction, in person, you can bid securely over the internet via LiveAuctioneers.com.
You can download a complete catalog of all featured lots and estimates for this auction here: