Thursday, May 14, 2009

Carlo Pittore Auction

"A Carlo Pittore Auction and Celebration takes place Sat., May 16, at 51 Deering St., Portland, at 6 p.m. RSVP requested via Admission is free. Auction previews take place on Fri., May 15, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., and Sat., May 16, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m." Info about the artist in The Bollard.

The auction’s success is “very essential” to the foundation’s future, said executive director Sarah Boss, its sole employee. “It will determine the course of the foundation for the next couple of years, at the very least, and our ability to manage the collection and begin planning how to move forward with promoting Carlo’s work and [assisting] figurative artists in Maine.”

Nearly 100 works are being auctioned, both online (via and at the event, including 45 paintings and 54 works on paper. A “surprise” item or two may be added shortly before the live bidding begins, Boss said.