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  • The Auction


    Yesterday was Auction day for my beloved Hubby Trapped Inside the Fish. Only 15 of 20 were “For Sale”, and there were so few bidders at the event that some of them didn’t even get put up on the auction block.

    The auction started off with one selected by the Auctioneer, and it ended at $400. After that one ended, the auctioneer asked which one the bidders wanted up next, and guess who’s was chosen? Yeahhhh baby! A few people hollered out for Trapped, so mine went up next. The excitement wasn’t less than it was for my Frog, but it didn’t last as long (my frog sold for $4100). Starting bid at $100, upped in increments of $50, a few people fought over it and it ended at $650. This was the trend for those that sold at auction yesterday.

    I was not disappointed. Sure, it didn’t end where I would have liked for it to end, but given the number of bidders and the sheer lack of publicity, it went well. The new owners of my fish bought 3 total, and they will all be placed in a very nice business in downtown Rock Island.

    I’ll be adding a detail page with all the info in my (new) gallery sometime today!



    Gee for that price you could have bought it and put it in your yard, were you tempted?:lol: That’s great that you will have another one of your art out in public though, I can imagine your kids and their kids all grown up seeking out all your public pieces ;)- congrats!!!! xoxox

    8.22.2005 @ 8:57 am

    Congrats Leanne!! :) If not sold for the most $$ It’s awesome to have the crowd favorite! :D It sounds like he will be put in a nice place so that’s great too.

    8.22.2005 @ 9:48 am
    Sandra said,

    Congratulations!! I don’t know all that much about pricing/selling art work, but boy those $$ amounts sure sounds awesome to me. Especially since the attendance was down.

    If you ever run out of subject matter for your blog perhaps you might share something about your ‘selling history’…. what were things being sold for in the beginning, how you determine prices, any little tidbits would do.

    8.22.2005 @ 10:02 am
    Tommi said,

    I agree w/ Sandra about the subject matter ideas! Good call!
    And Congrats to you! XXOO :wink:

    8.22.2005 @ 11:37 am

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