Wednesday, August 17, 2016

From The Collection of Jerry Dell & Benjamin Gimarc – SALE, August 26 – 29, 2016

Corrie McCallum, etching

Geff Reed, ceramics

Renee Rouillier, ceramics

For one long weekend only, if ART Gallery presents a special sale of artworks from the prominent private collection of Columbia couple Jerry Dell and Benjamin Gimarc. The sale opens Friday, August 26, with an opening reception, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., and will run through Monday, August 29. During a gallery talk, Collecting Art, on Saturday, August 27, 2:00 p.m., the Gimarcs will talk about their experience as art collectors.
            “The Gimarcs opted for the sale after they decided to move to a new, smaller home in the Still Hopes retirement community in Cayce,” if ART Gallery owner Wim Roefs says. “There collection was way too big for their new apartment.”
            The sale consists of more than 60 artworks. It will include art by internationally famous artists and prominent current or former South Carolina artists such as Sigmund Abeles, Leonard Baskin, Salvador Dali, Erte, Sidney Guberman, Corrie McCallum, Jorge Ortero, Geff Reed, Renee Rouillier, Boyd Saunders, Laura Spong and Walter Williams.
            The Jerry Dell & Benjamin Gimarc Collection is among Columbia’s most prominent art collections and includes works by some of the world’s most famous 20th-century artists. In anticipation of their move, the Gimarcs already donated several works to the Columbia Museum of Art and the South Carolina State Museum.

            “This is an exciting opportunity for Columbia art collectors and lovers to get a beautiful work of art at a modest price,” Roefs says. “It’s work that, no less, has great pedigree, not just in terms of the artists who made it but also because of its provenance, coming from such a prominent collection of well-known Columbia art advocates.”

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