Monday, November 24, 2008
I heartily apologize for leaving you hanging as to the results of the 2008 ASIFA-EAST Used Animation Art Auction and Underwear Expo, but as always, I've been inundated with the usual madcap after-effects of a major auctioneering event.
I can't say I blame them, but big auction houses like Sotherbys and Christies, when they smell blood in the water... they're gonna start snapping their jaws. So between having to fend off the high powered auctioneer job offers, lucrative animation art consulting gigs and interviews with major trade mags (Big Shot Auctioneer Monthly, The Gavel, The Going Going Gone Gazette, amongst others) I've had zero time to hit the blog.
And I can't say I blame any of these organizations for wanting to talk to me. It's not every day that an auction, let alone a used animation art auction brings in over three thousand dollars.
You heard me correctly.
Actually, $3380.00 to be kinda exact.
Hard to believe, right? But it's my job to wring the bucks out of the fine folks who come to bid and come hell or high water, I'm gonna do it. And all in the name of ASIFA-EAST.
But there's no way I could do it without the unbelievable generosity of all those who donated their used animation art to the event. My eternal gratitude is theirs forever and I look forward to not bugging them for another couple years before the next auction comes along.
I also gotta thank ASIFA-EAST President for Life David Levy for helping me herd cats...er... i mean, assisting me in gathering up artwork from these fine people. Also, Lee Eaton at Curious Pictures for helping me put together the video part of the event. And of course, the talented ASIFA-EAST Secretary Linda Beck, who put Vanna White to shame as my FABULOUS assistant.
So perhaps you'd like a couple highlights of the Auction?
Biggest Seller - Samurai Jack ink wash painting by Genndy Tartakovsky
Second Biggest Sellers - Pixar's Lou Romano Mini Abstracts
I could go on... but why when other folks have already done the work for me? Check out this unbiased report (complete with lots of pictures) of the event on the ASIFA-EAST website written by the aforementioned (fabulous) Linda Beck:
Unbiased Auction Report!
All in all... it was a great time and I thank all those who made it out. And for those of you who DIDN'T... just keep staring at your barren empty walls, devoid of fabulous used animation art and ask yourself 'WHY... WHY DIDN'T I GO?!?!'.
Posted by MR. WARBURTON at 6:21 AM