Afraid of buying art? Is it the prices or the presumption of pretentious, prissy salespeople that puts you off? Then try an art purchasing experience that’s scary for different reasons.
The UNLV Bachelor Fine Arts class of 2008-2009 will give you fun reasons to freak out with their inaugural Scary Art Auction/Benefit. Spooky creations by contemporary artists Mark Burns, Catherine Angel, Mary Warner and Stephen Hendee are on display alongside the work of emerging artists such as Brent Sommerhauser, Erin Stellmon, Jay Bailey, Aaron Sheppard, Brian Porray, Wendy Kveck and Ayako Ono now through Oct. 16 in the Grant Hall Gallery at UNLV.
A live public auction is planned for Oct. 10. Bidding on the pieces will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Opening prices for monster-inspired masterpieces are expected to begin at $5. Now what’s so terrifying about that?
Funds raised will help the BFA class pay for gallery visits to museums in major cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Payment for pieces is due upon pickup on Oct. 16 at the close of the exhibition.
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