The Fall Auction featured over 380 lots of fine art, jewelry, silver, and decorative arts from private collections and estates and totaled $2,765,000 in sales with a 93% sell through rate. Highlights included a collection of original fine art by Black artists Romare Bearden, Benny Andrews, Varnette Honeywood, among others, American mid-century works on paper by Robert Motherwell, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella, and signed period jewelry by Cartier, Marcus & Co., Tiffany & Co., Boucheron, Raymond Yard, and Seaman Schepps. A new high auction record was set for artist Varnette Honeywood with the sale of Jesus Loves Me for $37,500.
During the Black Lives Matter protests in Boston this June, our gallery door was spray painted with the message “#BLM Do Better, Art World!”. With the consignment of thirteen works by Black artists to The Fall Auction, we have identified an opportunity to do so. Grogan & Company will contribute 5% of our proceeds from the sale of Lots 16–28 to Boston’s Artists For Humanity. Our donation will provide support to the next generation of BIPOC artists, and is meant to encourage others in the art world to take the challenge to “Do Better.” Artists For Humanity provides under-resourced teens the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. For more details, you may visit their website, afhboston.org.