Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Corcoran Short Sale
"A short sale is a sale of real estate in which the proceeds from selling the property will fall short of the balance of debts secured by liens against the property and the property owner cannot afford to repay the liens' full amounts, whereby the lien holders agree to release their lien on the real estate and accept less than the amount owed on the debt.[1]"

We are liquidating our inventory!  We are slashing our prices!  We are selling out!

1. Pick a piece, any piece, from the Corcoran Collection:

2.  Reproduce it.  Duplicate it.  Copy it.  "Re-make" it.

3.  Do it in 3 hours or less.

4.  The more unfinished the better, in my book.  Or spend a buncha time on it and make a perfect forgery.  Totally up to you. *

5.  Sign it, ship it, or bring it to the HFA booth on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, and I'll put it on the market for you. 

At the end of the week I will return your piece, along with all offers to purchase your property, back to you. 

6.  Exhibition will be up August 7 - August 13, 2012.  With an Artists' Reception on Saturday, August 11, 2012, from 3:00 - 5:00pm.  

7.  All are invited to participate.  Please RSVP ASAP to engine.snipe@gmail.com

8.  Want to know more?  Okay then...

Thank you.  
-Molly Rausch

Participating artists include:  Amy Braden, Simon DraperDeon Foster, Erick Gibson, Melita Greenleaf, Marnie Hillsley, Rick Holland, Mary Leary, Kabir de Leeuw, Eija Lindsey, Norm Magnusson, Elisa Pritzker, Molly Rausch, Cindy Sepucha, John Smylie, April Warren, and Trevor Young.

Made possible with the support of:  Habitat for Artists, the Corcoran, Thearc, and Ecoartspace.

Work may be shipped to:
attn: Sarah Durkee
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(please include your return address)

* No, you can't really make a perfect forgery unless you want to get in trouble.  And I'm neither responsible nor bailing you out.  You are making your own piece.  The Official Rules:  Your piece cannot match the exact dimensions of the original.  And the following pieces featured on the CGA collection website should NOT be used as reference:

American Art to 1945
Aaron Douglas, Into Bondage
Arthur Dove, Space Divided by Line Motive
Elie Nadelman, Fawn (Le Jeune Cerf)
John Storrs, Le Sergent de Ville

Decorative Arts
Ron Nagle, Untitled

European Art
Pablo Picasso, A Glass on a Table

Modern and Contemporary Art Since 1945

Photography and Media Arts

Molly Rausch, Corcoran Short Sale, 2012
American; b. Frederick, MD, 1976; lives and works in New Paltz, NY

Amy Braden, Mrs. Henry White (Mrs. Alex Braden), 2012, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 36"
American; b. Arlington, VA, 1985; lives and works in Arlington, VA

John Singer Sargent, Margaret Stuyvesant Rutherfurd White (Mrs. Henry White), 1883, Oil on canvas, 88 5/8 x 56 5/8"

Simon Draper, After W.M. Chase's "An English Cod" 1904, 2012, Digital print & pen, 8 1/2 x 11"
American; b. Agergavenny, Gwent, Wales UK, 1960; lives and works in Hudson Valley, NY 

 William Merritt Chase, An English Cod, 1904, Oil on canvas, 36 1/8" x 40 1/8"

Deon Foster, Mao, 2012, Shopping bags and industrial plastic
American; b. Lansing, MI, 1975; lives and works in East Lansing, MI

Andy Warhol, Mao, 1973, Synthetic polymer paint & silkscreen ink on canvas, 50 1/8 x 42 1/4 x 1 1/4" 

Erick Gibson, Alice's Sparkly Necklace, 2012, Epson inkjet print, 18 x 12"
American; b. Cheverly, MD, 1975; lives and works in District of Columbia

 Jim Goldberg, Destiny's Shiny Bracelet, 1953, Silver gelatin developed-out print, 45 3/8 x 37 15/16"

 Melita Greenleaf, The Vase Rug, 2012, mixed media, 7.75 x 7.25"
American; b. Casey County, KY, 1976; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Vase Rug, Small Ispahan Rug, first half 17th century, cotton wrap and silk weft, wool knotted pile, 102 x 76.5"

Marnie Hillsley, A Glass on a Table, Collaboration with Penny Miller, 2012, digital print, 8 1/2 x 11"
American; b. Elmira, NY, 1957; lives and works in the Hudson Valley, NY

 Pablo Picasso, A Glass on a Table, 1913, Oil on canvas, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2"

Rick Holland, Moonlight, 2012, Oil on panel, 16 x 24"
American; b. Harlem, NY, 1978; lives and works in Mid-Hudson Valley, NY

Ralph Albert Blakelock, Moonlight, 1886/1895, Oil on canvas, 27 1/16 x 37 1/16"

Mary Leary, Auvers-sur-Oise, 2012, Acrylic on paper, 9 x 6"
American; b. Rochester, NY, 1966; lives and works in New Paltz, NY

Robert Colescott, Auvers-sur-Oise (Crow in the Wheat Field), 1981, Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 72"

Kabir de Leeuw, George Washington, 2012, Mixed Media, 12 3/4 x 23 1/2"

Gilbert Stuart, George Washington, c. 1800, Oil on canvas, 28 13/16 x 23 13/16"

Eija Lindsey, Coat and Coated, 2012, Marker on paper, 7 1/4 x 7 1/2"
American; b. San Diego, CA, 1973; lives and works in New Paltz, NY

Neil Jenney, Coat and Coated, 1970, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 57 3/4"

Norm Magnusson, Berlin Abstraction, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 8 x 7"
American; b. Waukegan, IL, 1960; lives and works in Lake Hill, NY

Marsden Hartley, Berlin Abstraction, 1914/15, Oil on canvas, 31 13/16 x 25 1/2"

Elisa Pritzker, Red Ceiling, 2012, Mixed media, 6 x 9"
American; b. Cordoba, Argentina, 1965; lives and works in Highland, NY

William Eggleston, Red Ceiling, 1972, Dye transfer print, 12 5/8 x 19"

John Smylie, Penny Picture Display, Savannah, 2012, Mixed Media, 15 1/2 x 11 1/8"

Walker Evans, Penny Picture Display, Savannah, 1936, Gelatin silver print, 12 7/8 x 10 1/4"

Cindy Sepucha, Ground Swell, 2012, Mixed Media on panel, 11 7/8 x 11 7/8"
American; b. La Mesa, CA, 1975; lives and works in Boulder, CO

April Warren, Ground Swell, 1939, Acrylic on panel,  10 3/8 x 14"
American; b. Kingston, NY, 1977; lives and works in Rosendale, NY

Edward Hopper, Ground Swell, 1939, Oil on canvas, 36 3/16 x 50 1/16"