CELIAC DISEASE FOUNDATION – Celiac Disease Foundation 2022 Bid for a Cure Auction
Auction Ends: Jul 25, 2022 06:00 PM PDT

Art

Beethoven Bonded Bronze Bas-Relief Sculpture by Bill Mack

Item Number
154
Estimated Value
$50,000 USD
Opening Bid
$10,000 USD

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to CELIAC DISEASE FOUNDATION (tax ID 954310830) on behalf of the winner.

Item Description

Created in 1987, this bas-relief wall sculpture is a limited edition, executed in bonded bronze and numbered and signed by artist Bill Mack. Purchased from Center Art Galleries - Hawaii, this elegant piece has been immaculately cared for in a smoke-free home and was appraised in 2011 for $50,000.

Title: Beethoven (Bonded Bronze)

Edition: 16/65

Height (inches): 52

Width (inches): 42

Signed by the artist in lower left. Quote from the oration given at Beethoven's memorial service in 1827, "the gracious mouth by which music spoke."

This piece is framed and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. The seller will insure and crate ship this piece to the winning bidder, at the expense of the seller.

Artist Bio: Bill Mack is the world's preeminent relief sculptor. The relief form - in Mack's case, primarily "alto relief" - originated in ancient temple friezes and marble sepulchers and is virtually nonexistent in galleries anywhere.

To excel in this exacting form, in which foreshortening poses daunting technical challenges, Mack is also a master draftsman. Each relief derives from painstaking studies of the foreshortened figure-a classic skill that is a major factor into the quality of his reliefs.

Mack's strikingly unique work has been exhibited in galleries from New York City to Beverly Hills, and from Tokyo to Frankfurt, capturing the attention and emotion of each observer.