The works of internationally recognized sculptor Glenna Goodacre will the centerpiece of a Fine Art Auction hosted by The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens May 5, 2017.
Brookgreen was selected to receive 15 of Goodacre’s works, including figures from her largest piece Irish Memorial, created in 2002 for Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. In October of 2016, Goodacre announced her complete retirement from sculpting and casting bronzes. She began destroying her foundry molds, so there will be no new castings of her work.
Three etchings and one lithograph by Alfred Hutty, considered one of the leading artists of the Charleston Renaissance, will also be part of this auction; as well as works from noted artists such as Linda St. Clair, Stephen Scott Young, Jonathan Green, Bobby Bagley, and many more.
Beginning April 28 and running through May 10, Brookgreen Gardens will have these works displayed in a Curator’s Auction Exhibit of Work in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion.
Asked to describe her feelings about having her works as part of the Friends Fine Art Auction, Goodacre said “Brookgreen is very important to me. It is heaven for a sculptor, and there is much for an artist to learn there. I am proud to have had my work shown in exhibitions at Brookgreen, but I never dreamed one of my large works would be included in the permanent collection like Pledge Allegiance. Now, I am thrilled to participate along with collectors and Red Piano Gallery in The Friends of Brookgreen Gardens benefit auction to raise funds for my all-time favorite sculpture garden.”
Morris & Whiteside Auctions will provide several options for bidding, including live in-auction bids; telephone bids; absentee bids and bids via a live streaming webcam. An online catalogue is available at their website https://morriswhitesideauctions.com/
Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and non-profit organization, is located on U.S. 17 between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and is open to the public daily. For more information, visit www.brookgreen.org or call 843-235-6000.