SCI members eagerly look forward to our annual Convention for a number of reasons, but perhaps the most anticipated is discovering what unique and beautiful art will be on the auction block. Every year, wildlife artists, engravers and jewelry designers pull out all the stops to provide a wide range of one of a kind items and donate them for auction to help SCI realize it global conservation mission. Here is a taste of the exquisite pieces that will be up for bid at the 2018 SCI Convention.
Imagine trying to tell a beautiful story in a very short amount of time. You’d have to make sure to use just the right words, to be concise without losing the important details and the excitement of the punchline. In many ways, creating a miniature Continue reading Petite Yet Powerful – The SCI Miniature Art Auction
Sculptor Bud Burger’s biggest problem at the moment is that he has, in his own words, “sculpted himself into a corner.” Thankfully his studio space is quite large because his most recent creation, at 900 pounds with a 6-foot rack, is a life-sized moose lying down. It took the foundry he works with 31 molds, and that’s just one part of the multi-layered process that goes into creating bronze sculpture. Continue reading The Bronzes of Bud Burger
For serious collectors, not much comes between them and a piece of art that summons their affections. Take a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting that sold at a recent Sotheby’s auction for a whopping $110.5 million (with a pre-sale estimate of $60 million). Setting all kinds of auction records, the exorbitant cost did not make this Japanese collector flinch. Continue reading Space for Art – Tips for Collectors who are Running out of Room