Photos: Box Art Auction Preview Reveals Masterpieces

An untitled sculpture by Bill King Durell Godfrey photos

The Box Art Auction is Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in East Hampton. The annual benefit for East End Hospice will begin with a silent auction and reception at 4:30 p.m. and a live auction at 6. The festivities kicked off with a preview on Wednesday and Thursday.

Although more than 80 artists are participating, the insider scoop is that the sculpture by Bill King will be the likely favorite. Mr. King, who lived in East Hampton for several decades, died last year. The piece has already received bids.

Other artists who have offered their unique interpretations of the cigar box are Eric Ernst, Sue Gussow, Carol Hunt, Tracy Jamar, Barry McCallion, Gabriele Raacke, Dan Welden, and Frank Wimberley. A number of couples who are artists have also participated this year. They are Dan Rizzie and Susan Lazarus-Reiman, Mary Antzak and Bill Kiriazis, Rex Lau and Diane Mayo, Rosanne and Walter Schwab, and Caren Sturmer and Randall Rosenthal. 

Abby Abrams with her creation
The piece by Lawrence Randolph
Rocco Liccardi
Reynold Ruffins
David Slater