South Bay Auctions announces July 9 sale with 18 lots benefiting Ukraine

MARTINO ABELLANA (Filipino, 1914-1988), “Rocks”, 1973, oil on canvas. 25″ x 31-1/2″

SOPHIE B. BIGELOW (American, Brooklyn, 19th century), Portrait of a Child (probably Otto T. Bannard), 1856, oil on canvas, signed “Mrs. JW Bigelow” and dated lower left. In an oval giltwood frame. 24-1/4″ x 20″.

South Bay Auctions is pleased to announce its upcoming Fine Art, Antiques and Sports Auction on Saturday, July 9, 2022. The sale includes lots from New York Estates and Collections, including paintings, drawings, prints, antique American, English and Continental furniture. and decorations, estate jewelry, silverware, quilts (from the estate of Laura Fisher), collectibles, scientific instruments, etc. Also included are eighteen works of art sold to benefit Ukraine.

Leading the sale is a rare on the market beach scene with figures by Filipino artist Martino Abellana (1914-1988), titled “Boulders”, painted in oil on canvas in 1973. Other items Highlights include a pencil study (and working photograph) of American sculptor Don Gummer (b. 1946) and several sets of modern Danish furniture including an Arne Vodder teak credenza. Also note a rare 1856 oil portrait by Sophie B. Bigelow (American, Brooklyn, 19th century). Few works by this 19th-century female artist are known, but the portrait likely depicts Otto T. Bannard as a child, since her age and likeness matches Bigelow’s depiction in a group portrait of the Bannard children painted the same year. A photograph of the Bannard children’s group portrait is held in the Frick Collection Photographic Archive.

ANNA JURINICH, “Asleep in the garden”, 2002, acrylic on paper. 29-1/4″ x 21-3/4″ *This lot is being sold for the benefit of Ukraine.


Lots 115-132 from the July 9 sale at South Bay Auctions are being sold to benefit the humanitarian war relief effort in Ukraine. 50% of the hammer price of these lots will be donated to Razom, a non-profit Ukrainian-American human rights organization. The benefit was curated by the Full Moon Arts Center Collective in conjunction with South Bay Auctions, and features works by local East End Long Island artists including Paul Davis, Anna Jurinich, Gina Gilmour and Peter Beston, and many others.

The Full Moon Arts Collective was born in 2005 under the inspiration and direction of conceptual artist Ronnie Wiener, with the express intention of creating a space and environment for artists from different disciplines to create visionary works. Whether it’s art, music, dance, performing arts or poetry, the vision then and now is to empower the mind with free and unencumbered ideas to flourish, and then present the result of that effort to the community at large.

In 2018, Ronnie – along with artist Anna Jurinich – welcomed a new group of local East End Long Island artists to pursue their individual visions in the same collaborative environment. Each of the artists in the Full Moon Arts Center Collective has a long and distinguished career in various disciplines, from painting and photography, to mixed media, collage, conceptual art, sculpture and poetry.

South Bay Auctions is a family owned auction house that has operated in East Moriches, New York for over 40 years.

Sunday July 3 (closed July 4), Tuesday July 5 – Friday July 8, 2022, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and by appointment

South Bay Auctions, 485 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, NY 11940

Saturday July 9, 2022, 12:00 p.m.
South Bay Auctions, 485 Montauk Highway, East Moriches, NY 11940

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