August sale to benefit the Cape Cod Foundation
Donations of art work still sought
The work of one of the most highly regarded Cape artists of the 21st century will be included in an auction next month that will feature Cape artists and benefit The Cape Cod Foundation.
While most of the 150 paintings have been done by living, contemporary artists, a 24â? X 28â? still life of a bonsai painted by Henry Hensche will be among those sold at the Eldredâ??s auction gallery, 1483 Route 6A East Dennis, on Wednesday, August 9 beginning at 6 p.m.
Hensche, a well known and well respected Provincetown artist, was a student of Charles Hawthorn, the founder of the Cape School of Art in Provincetown. Hensche taught at the school for more than 50 years before his death in 1992.
â??That piece is the most valuable painting in the show,â? said Joshua Eldred who will be conducting the auction. â??The estimated value is between $14,000 to $18,000.â?
Eldred said the auction will also feature the work of a number of contemporary, living Cape Cod artists including a marine scene by William R. Davis, a still life by Robert Douglas Hunter and three Cape landscapes by Marieluise Hutchinson.
â??This is a wonderful way to support the Cape art community and local philanthropy with the benefit of purchasing some of very beautiful paintings,â? said Elizabeth Gawron, president of The Cape Cod Foundation.
Auction items can be viewed on line at www.eldreds.com and will be on exhibit at Eldredâ??s on August 9 beginning at 10 am.with a reception sponsored by Eastern Bank to begin at 5 pm. The auction will also be held simultaneously on www.ebaylive.com with online bidding taking place in real time.
Eldred is donating a portion of his commission on each sale to the Cape Cod Foundation. The collection also includes several pieces donated outright to the Foundation.
To donate a work of art, or get more information about the Cape Cod Foundation call toll free, 800-947-2322 or visit the website at www.capecodfoundation.org.