From now through November 29th, Adelson Galleries in New York City is hosting an online auction of museum quality art works in support of the Farnsworth Art Museum's campaign for the Andrew Wyeth Memorial Endowment. The works to be sold have been donated by artists, collectors, and philanthropists dedicated to sustaining the mission of the Farnsworth. The campaign hopes to raise a total of $12 million to fund the maintenance and operation of four of the Maine museum's properties: the Olson House in Cushing, Maine, and the Wyeth Center, Wyeth Study Center, and Wyeth Research Center in Rockland. The Wyeth center focuses on the work of Andrew Wyeth, as well as that of his father, N.C., and son Jamie.
The live auction preview to be held in the gallery culminates in an event celebrating the life and artistic legacy of Andrew Wyeth on November 29th. The auction includes Jamie Wyeth's 1969 portrait of his father, Andrew Wyeth; Andy Warhol's 1977 self-portrait, Self Portrait with Skull; an Andrew Wyeth 1984 watercolor, Helga, From the Back; a Leon Kroll oil painting; a John Marin watercolor; and other important works by American artists.