Marblehead Festival of Arts – 2023 Festival of Cod & Whales
Auction Ends: Jul 4, 2023 08:00 PM EDT


Codify Roe By Nora Falk

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Estimated Value
$600 USD
$320 USD to jk0fc1e99

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to Marblehead Festival of Arts (tax ID 04-6130256) on behalf of the winner.

Number of Bids
24  -  Bid History

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Item Description

"Codify Roe" by Nora Falk

Medium: Mixed Media. Fabric, wire, glass and semi-precious beads, paper

Size: 19" x 8"

Artist Statement:

Engelmacherin - Angel Maker. That's who women "in trouble" had to turn to in Austria before a law passed in 1973 (the same year that brought us Roe) that made abortions safe and legal . 50 years later, in the USA, evangelical misogynists want women to revert to back alley procedures with coat hangers and knitting needles. The codification of Roe vs Wade by the Congress could have protected a woman's right to reproductive freedom and healthcare choices. Now we live in the era of the Dobbs Decision. I am angry, and I dissent with this piece of art.

Artist Biography:

Nora was born and grew up in Vienna, with short stints in London and Dublin. She and her family moved to Marblehead in March of 2001. She's a language teacher, singer, actress, host-mother to foreign exchange students and award-winning quilt artist.

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Hosting Business: "Codify Roe" is on display on display at Twin Lion, 40C Atlantic Ave, Marblehead, MA

Item Special Note

Pick-up of purchased cods will be July 9 from 12-3, July 10 from 3-6, and July 11 from 3-6 at Sagan Harborside Sothebys 1 Essex St, Marblehead. The winning bidder will receive a notification email with information on pick-up time and location.

If winning bidder requires shipping, winner's credit card will be charged a separate $24.95 fee to cover USPS ground and handling. Shipping is available within the U.S. only and must be requested within 7 days after receipt of the notification email.

If winning bidder has not picked up their cod (or arranged shipping) within 30 days after the close of the auction, it will become the property of Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc.