This is Swiss Bliss you don't want to miss...
Neuchâtel 2018. Taken "pano" on an iPhone 8 during Dr. Beth Beaudin's explorations in Switzerland and beyond. Beth, Pequot Library's Special Collections Consultant, is a scholar, globetrotter, and humanitarian with an uncanny eye to artistic detail. Bring some extra charm into your home with this snapshot of a scenic, medieval city.
This is a stunning reproduction of one of John James Audubon's (1785-1851) watercolors. He was an ornithologist, naturalist, and painter, best known for Birds of America, a large color-plate book that offers an exhaustive look at its titular subject with his painstakingly detailed watercolors. Purchased at the Pequot Library Art Show from Joel Oppenheimer of Chicago's pop-up exhibition in the Perkin Gallery, this reproduction would be a fine addition to any nature lover's home.
Audubon's Watercolors Pl. 366, Iceland or Jer Falcon MUSEUM QUALITY LIMITED EDITION
Published by Oppenheimer Editions, 2006
The New-York Historical Society Edition, Limited edition of 200. PL. 366
38 1/2" x 25 3/4" print
48" x 35 1/2 in gilded frame
More information at www.audubonart.com
Get your Mitts on a Miggs! "Serenity" 2015, Lenticular. Although this work's image changes depending on your perspective, your love of this irresistible lenticular will remain constant. Miggs Burroughs is a celebrated graphic artist and a lifelong resident of Westport who grew up surrounded by other artists. Burroughs has designed a number of projects in Westport and beyond, including Time Magazine covers, a postage stamp, and Westport's town flag. This is an incredible opportunity to acquire a work by one of our vibrant community's most successful artists.
Who doesn't want a piece of the pie? Stir together a multitalented Fairfield resident and her mouthwatering baked goods, and you've got a recipe for success. Olivia Charney, designer, farmer, and hostess with the mostess, will share with the lucky winner her award-winning tomato pie recipe, a watercolor painting of her professionally printed recipe, an elegant pie plate, and maybe even ingredients from the Charney family's farm, Little River Farm in Fairfield.
A spot of tea is the perfect way to liven up a small gathering! Jane Dean and Lynne Laukhuf will provide High Tea for four people in your home, including delectable finger sandwiches and sweets from Gruel Britannia, a selection of fine teas, and linens, china, cutlery and a teapot for serving. Food and tableware will be delivered and picked up the same day on a mutually agreed upon date. Get ready for a tea party!
Can't get to Central Park? Bring Central Park to you! Paula Eliasoph's "Tree in Central Park" 1930, drypoint etching will be a magnificent addition to your collection. Paula Eliasoph (1895-1983) was an American painter, printmaker, and writer. The cross hatching in this drypoint etching exemplifies the "rhythm / stroke / counter stroking" that Childe Hassam taught her in the years they had adjoining studios. Eliasoph, a Life Honorary Member Art Students League, is the grandmother of Philip Eliasoph, an American art historian, critic, curator, professor at Fairfield University and beloved friend of Pequot Library.
Tree in Central Park, 1930, drypoint etching, signed in plate, unframed.
Get ready to rock with this piece of rock n' roll history: this Talking Heads poster (28 x 19") signed by all four band members, David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, and Jerry Harrison. Formed in 1975, Talking Heads was an American rock band active until 1991 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. Four of their albums appeared on Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The band's most well-known songs include Psycho Killer, Once in a Lifetime, and Road to Nowhere.
Donated by former band members and beloved Pequot friends, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth Frantz, and authenticated by Tina Weymouth Frantz, this signed poster is from Talking Heads' 23-stop 1978 U.K. Tour. A great gift for the rock star in your life.
Framed photograph, recently exhibited at IMAGES. Double exposure of the Bellamy-Ferriday House (18th-century landmark) in Bethlehem, CT. Ann Franzen has been designing graphics since fourth grade, and her photographic interests began with the gift of a Kodak Hawkeye camera at age ten. Since then her work has appeared in museum exhibits, flower shows, and publications. As a photography judge she has traveled around the country, and her wanderlust takes her to exotic locations around the globe. This image brings a modish twist to a Connecticut landmark - perfect for any local history lover!
What are you wading for? Bid today and soon you can waist-drop in the Pootatuck River to catch fish and make memories. Join Jack Franzen for a half day of socially distanced fly-fishing for two rods on the Pootatuck River. Fishing will be at the Potatuck Club in Newtown, CT at a time mutually agreed upon. Fish for stocked and wild Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout. The best times for a lucky catch are April- June and September- October. This package includes:
- introductory casting lesson and all tackle provided (if needed)
- walk and fish the stream (waders provided if needed)
- picnic lunch accompanied by stream-chilled Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay
Jack Franzen may be known for his award-winning architecture, but his other passion is fly fishing. He spends equal time in fresh water and salt water, and his fishing interests have taken him to secret locations across the globe. Learn this fine art of fishing from an a-fish-ionado!
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it's off to your home this photograph will go! Most people in Fairfield County know Ben Gott as a local middle school English teacher, but reading and writing aren't his only creative pursuits. He occasionally makes music in his home studio and takes photographs. His image of the iconic Hi-Ho Motel sign in Fairfield was chosen for a recent Fairfield IMAGES exhibit, and when the Hi-Ho Motel's new owners were looking to redecorate the place, they reached out to Ben to ask for a copy of the photograph to hang in the lobby. Now you too can own a signed edition of this professionally printed, matted, and framed photo (20"x30") while acquiring a piece of Fairfield history in the process!
Believe it or not, this stunning seascape was painted on a credit card! Buddy Gumpper is a local artist whose preferred canvas is a sliver of plastic we usually carry in our wallets. This pocket-sized artwork makes for a delightful addition to any art lover's abode. What's more, they make a huge impact; Gumpper's credit-card works are always the first to go at our art shows, so bid early and often.
Sean Kelly, known for award-winning illustration, visual journalism and political commentary, just happens to be the President of Pequot Library's Board of Trustees. We don't need Stephen Colbert and his team of writers to tell you how cool this item is. Like the talk show host himself, this piece is clever and fun.
STEPHEN COLBERT'S MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS
Original illustration for Simon & Shuster's 2017 book based on the popular segment on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
Artist: Sean Kelly
9 inches x 16 inches
Pencil, india ink wash, and digital media mounted on illustration board.
Caption at top: "I thought the Paleo Diet was anything you could eat out of a pail."
Signed by artist (bottom right) and to be personally inscribed to the winning bidder (bottom left)
Matted and framed. Donated by Megan Fox Kelly
Let's be mermaids! Fashioned of ametrine and fresh water pearls, this gorgeous necklace beckons with the siren call of the sea. It's the perfect accessory to capture the elegant ease of beach life.
Fresh Water Pearls and Ametrine.
Loose Pearls llc.
Deborah Foote Kouzoukian
The Lord giveth. If you're the winning bidder, you can taketh away. When Martha Lord retired as Pequot Library's Executive Director in 2014, she said in a press release that she was doing so "to have more flexibility to enjoy other interests." Turns out, painting was one of Martha's interests and we are reaping the benefits. As a regular participant in Pequot Library's annual art shows, the community has been able to see Martha work in all mediums.
View of the Five Mile River, watercolor on paper, 5 x 7"
How often do you have an opportunity to gather in person or virtually with an eminent, intellectual individual and delve into an important issue? Join Mark R. Nemc, PhD, President of Fairfield University for an Author's Salon: The Past, Present, and Future of Higher Education. Dr. Nemec will provide a signed copy of his book Ivory Towers & Nationalist Minds and facilitate a chat (in person or virtual, winner's preference) on higher education's remarkable past, its challenging present, and its innovative future.
Marlene would never leave you, but she will dessert you. Her sweet courses are to die for - and to bid on. Complete an upcoming donner party with sweet treats that cannot be beat. Marlene will provide 3 of her legendary homemade desserts (peach pie, plumb tart and a lemon cake) for your upcoming affair (with a caveat that Marlene must have 2 weeks notice). She has also provided a hand painted tray.
Here's a chance for you and up to five friends to step back in time to a bygone era. Learn about the harbor, onion fields, taverns, and the many families who once lived here. Experience idyllic Southport, then and now.
The private, 1.5 hour walking tour led by author, historian, filmmaker, Richard 'Deej' Webb. He is the co-producer of the documentary 'Gatsby in Connecticut.' Deej is a walking encyclopedia and he is ready to share volume S. So bid now and enjoy Southport at a mutually convenient time.