Nassau County Museum of Art to hold star-studded auction

Nassau County Museum of Art to hold star-studded auction
Balloon Dog, a work by art star Jeff Koons, is a highlight of the auction

More than 100 important works of art will be on the auction block Sept. 1-17 including a rare Salvador Dali portfolio as well as pieces by and many others.

The art, which goes on view online September 1 and can be viewed live starting Sept. 7 at the Museum’s Manes Center, is drawn from the Museum’s own collection as well as donations from some of the internationally renowned contemporary artists who have shown at the Museum during its 30-year history.

Buyers can register online beginning September 1 at The bidding will close at 7:30 pm on Sept. 17.

Salvador Dali

Two factors make this a special event. It will directly benefit the ambitious plans of the Museum to continue mounting major shows on the level of the current blockbuster, Andy Warhol: A Life in Pop. The other attraction is authenticity.

Collectors at all levels, including newcomers to the art market, will benefit from the assurance that the works they are acquiring have the most secure provenance possible.

The art market today is red hot, but many fakes and scams abound especially online. By offering works from its own distinguished collection, as well as those donated fresh from the studios of important artists (many of whom are local), the museum removes many of the risks of buying art. With prices for fine art rising so fast, great values on artworks with impeccable provenance are almost impossible to find.

The museum is taking advantage of the upsurge in the market as well as new rules governing the de-accessioning of works of art from the permanent collection which were instituted during the pandemic in order to help cover losses, such as customary revenues from events such as galas.

While the property remained open for the public seeking outdoor recreation and refreshment, and the Museum reopened in July, it has been difficult to raise funds from donations in the usual way. With the generous support of many local artists, whose contributions to the auction are 100% intended to benefit the Museum, the sale will be the Museum’s major fundraising event of the year.

Bidding opens Sept. 1. Viewing of the works at the Manes Center of the Museum begins Tuesday, Sept. 7 and continues daily from 1-4 (or private viewing by appointment). Museum experts will be on hand to discuss the works and offer tips to collectors on how to bid in an auction.

To enjoy a full catalog of the works available including information on the artists, and to learn more about how to get into the art market with full confidence, visit


Irving Amen
Miya Ando
Doug Argue
Seong Auh
Shain Bard
Robert Beauchamp
Barbara Bilotta
Ethel H. Blum
Joan Branca
André Auguste Charigny
Jules Chéret
Marvin Cherney
Nicolai Cikovsky
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Peter Clive
Charles Clough
Endi Collado
Joe Constantino
Raul Conti
Corning Museum of Glass
Susan Cushing
Salvador Dali
Anahi DeCanio
Adolf Dehn
Sir Jacob Epstein
Alex Ferrone
Meryl Feuer
Joe Fig
Tully Filmus
P. Fogg
Sam Francis
Helen Frankenthaler
Johnny Friedlaender
Ulrich Gambke
Paul Georges
Cody Giardina
Angel Grandaty
Emilio Grau Sala
Emilio Greco
Erica Groshen
Jessica Tan Gudnason
Lena Gurr

Glen Hansen
Richard Heinrich
Joseph Hirsch
Barbara Hyman
Jean Jansem
Cao Jun
Jeff Koons
Benjamin Kopman
Rachelle Krieger
Geoffrey Kuzara
Samuel David Lev-Landau
Jean Liberte
Roy Lichtenstein
Marc Maet
Christine Matthai
Lynn McCarty
Allan McCollum
Riko Emerich Mikeska
Puneeta Mittal
Robert Morris
Takashi Murakami
Yoshitomo Nara
Frank Olt
David Peikon
Phetus – Victor Niosi
Barbara Ernst Prey
George Thompson Pritchard
Donald Roy Purdy
Larry Rivers
Julie Robinson
Emanuel Glicen Romano
Salvatore Romano
Jay Rosenblum
Cornelis Ruhtenberg
Jim Sabiston
Ben Schonzeit
Richard Serra
David Alfaro Siqueiros
Hunt Slonem

Moses Soyer
Raphael Soyer
Maurice Sterne
Carol Summers
Anthony (Tony) Turano
Marilyn Turtz
Georges Vasseur
Susan Vecsey
Abby Youngs Weir
Michael Wright
Andrew Wyeth
Valerie Zeman

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