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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Arader Galleries Charity Auction at Neal Auction in New Orleans!


ARADER GALLERIES CHARITY AUCTION AT NEAL AUCTIONS

LINK TO FULL AUCTION CATALOGUE

June 25th and 26th 2011

For the third year running Arader Galleries will hold its increasingly successful Charity Auction on June 25 and 26th. As in the past 20% OF THE HAMMER PRICE WILL BE DONATED TO THE CHARITY OF THE BUYER’S CHOICE.

Over the last three years Arader Galleries has raised over $2,000,000 for over 25 deserving schools, hospitals, settlement houses, libraries and academic institutions.   Some of the benefiting charities with the amount given are listed at the end of this notice.

This experience has been deeply meaningful to me in so many ways:

-  my clients get great deals
- I have the chance to learn about and contribute to the institutions that they care about most
- worthy causes get the funds they so desperately need

As in my previous auctions, the Arader Galleries Charity Auction at Neal in New Orleans  (http://www.nealauction.com/) 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.

A large proportion of the plates will be framed to full museum specifications.

ALL WILL BE SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

With the magnificent Hesketh complete copy selling in London for $11,400,000 or an average of $26,200 each, collectors will have a chance to pay less than 10% of this for some of his Audubon’s most well-known and accomplished works!

The Arader Galleries Charity Auction will also include the FIRST IMPERIAL FOLIO EDITION Audubon's famous later work “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America”. Complete in three volumes, and with 150 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates, this is the largest color plate book published in America in the 19th century, and is the best summary ever of the animals that Audubon saw on his famous journey up the Missouri River in 1843. In addition more than 20 individual hand-coloured lithographs will also be available in separate lots.

Other giants of 19th-century natural history illustration will be represented by 20 framed HUMMINGBIRDS BY JOHN GOULD, 16 FRAMED CATS BY DANIEL G. ELLIOT, AND BEAUTIFUL BOTANICAL IMAGES BY JOHN ROBERT THORNTON FROM HIS “TEMPLE OF FLORA”.

Other highlights include:

- the first map to show the names Texas and New Orleans, by Delisle printed in 1718.
- the best civil war map of the Mississippi River published during the Civil War by J. T. Lloyd.
- complete sets of John Gould’s “...Hummingbirds”, the “Birds of Great Britain” and “Birds of Europe”.


If you would like a catalogue of the sale please contact Jessica Wager at jrwager@gmail.com.  It would be my very great pleasure to donate 20% of the hammer price of anything you buy in this sale to the charity of your choice.
Here is a list of the charities that have benefited so far:

University of Tennessee $640,000 
UGA $283,000 
LACMA $2,000
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History $189,000 
Irish Society $2,000
University of Florida $700,000
Bruce Museum $2,000
Franklin College $87,000 
Boston Library $1,400
The Hawks Foundation $70,000 
Santa Fe Opera $1,300
Marymount  College $34,000
William Clements Library $1,200
Rigosin Institute $31,900 
Fatherhood Education $1,100
United Way of Miami $20,000 
The Parsons School $1,000
The Wilderness Society $15,000 
The Library Company $1,000
Roundabout Theatre Company $15,000
The Galmann Foundation $1,000
Moore Charitable Foundation $15,000 
Redwood Library $1,000
United Way of Miami $14,000 
NY Aquarium $1,000
MMOA $12,000 
Nietsche Music Project $1,000
Robin Hood $11,000 
National Fish and Wildlife $1,000
American Antiquarian Society $11,000 
Mann Music Center $1,000
Yale University $10,000 
Library of Congress $1,000
SF Zoo S10,000 
Lenox Hospital $1,000
NY School of Interior Design $10,000 
Independence Seaport Museum $1,000
East Side Settlement $10,000 
Franklin College $1,000
Covenent United Church $10,000 
Fine Arts Museum SF $1,000
Columbia University $10,000 
Dessoff Choir $1,000
Akiva Hebrew Day School $8,000 
Columbia Univeristy $1,000
Harvard Univeristy $6,600 
Wildlife Conservation Society $5,000 
Children's Scholarship Fund $1,000
The Frick $5,000 
Boys Scouts of America $1,000
Rodelph Sholom Campaign $5,000 
Animal Medical Center $1,000
NYC Outward Bound $5,000 
America Prairie $1,000
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund $4,600 
Telfair Art Museum $750
Collegiate School $4,300 
NY Historical Society $600
Pack 1703 (Boy Scouts) $2,650 
The David Lynch Foundation $400
City Squash $2,500
United Way of Miami $2,400 
Yale Class of 1973 $2,000

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