“More to Come” in ART SYNERGY AID Auction, West Palm Beach, ends May 22

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A group of Palm Beach art leaders that recently launched The Art Altruist will be presenting its first auction with Hindman Auctions to support artists in Palm Beach County through Art Synergy Aid.

The event is scheduled for May 29. Art Synergy Aid Fund’s co-founder is the curator of The Box Gallery, Rolando Chang Barrero. The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County also supports the program. To learn more about the auction and more information, visit:
artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/2020/04/art-synergy-bright-future-for-arts-in.html.

The small drawing “More to Come”  (1988, pencil/paper, 8″ x 10′) is a tightly rendered scene featuring a luminous Mid-western living-room in which a pudgy, middle-aged American watches television with a can of beer and remote control in his two hands. Through his open window we see a disastrous string of tornadoes approaching from across a Grant Wood-styled landscape. Only the dog is aware of the oncoming danger. The midwestern man was drawn from the artist’s father, and the dog from his own family pet.

“More to Come” has an interesting history as an experiment in “Social Media”. The drawing was completed in early 1988 and printed into 5000 high-quality sheets by an overseas Japanese printer. On the morning of April 22, 1988 on the first Earth Day Concert held in New York City, those 5000 prints were attached to all of Central Park’s entrances in order for concert-goers to acquire for their own art. All the prints were taken by the visitors within the first few hours of the concert. Since then, the original pencil drawing has been exhibited numerous times over the past three decades, most recently in 2017 at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum’s RADIUS 50 Exhibition.

2017: Jeffrey Wiener, at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, standing besides the drawing “More to Come” which was featured in front of the exhibition catalog. Juried by David A. Ross, formerly director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and currently, Chair, MFA Art Practice Department, School of Visual Arts.
“More to Come”, 1988, Pencil on paper, 8″ x 10″

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