Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) – GLAD Summer Party 14
Auction Ends: Jul 23, 2014 10:00 PM EDT


"Long Blue Whale Tail" by TJ Walton (6' x 18")

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$5,000 USD to Live Event Bidder

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Item Description

This is a Live Auction item.

TJ Walton has generously donated a 6' Long Blue Whale Tail on Board (w/silver leaf).

The artwork is 6' x 18" (yes, 6 feet by 18 inches). It will be on display at the event behind the stage.

TJ Walton has lived and painted fulltime in Provincetown since 1989. She began painting at an early age in Newburyport, Massachusetts and credits her self reliance as being the creative force in her life.

Walton has garnered a following and strong reputation for being at the forefront of a new movement of self-taught artists who prefer to learn by trial and error – self guided rather than be influenced by a “school of art.”

To some it is of no surprise that Walton is going in this direction.  Provincetown has played host and home to some of the most famous modernists in history, including Hans Hoffman, Pat and Nano de Groot and Motherwell, to name just a few.  Maybe their ghosts have found host in her abilities or perhaps she is simply ahead of the resurging zeitgeist of modernism.  When your work gets howled at from a passenger in a moving car on a cold January night, you can take warmth in knowing you have driven a knife through the heart of the past, including comfortable paintings, even if those paintings are your own.
-  Steve Lyons, Boston Spirit Magazine

Special Instructions





If the item is not picked up at the event, shipping fees from Boston will be the responsibility of the winner.

This is a Live Auction item.

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Opening Bid $1,500.

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Donated By:

TJ Walton Gallery and Boston Frame Works