by Chris Davis
So the name of the event is a little awkward but the Wherefore Art Thou? fine arts trunk show still sounds like an excellent opportunity to pick up a nice piece of modern while slipping some cash to Theatre Memphis.
Walter Edelman of Edelman Fine Arts, LTD, New York will be holding a private portfolio exhibition and original art show with some of the proceeds to benefit Theatre Memphis. The events will be held from Noon to 5pm on October 29 and 30, 2011. The events are open to the public and will include historical commentary given by Mr. Edelman who is one of the leading art appraisers, critics and locators of fine art in the United States. Some artists handled in the past by Edelman Fine Arts have included Renoir, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Leroy Neiman, Norman Rockwell, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, Rembrandt, Peter Max and Picasso. The event is being called Wherefore Art Thou? and is a fundraiser to support the artistic excellence at Theatre Memphis.
Prices start at $250
I recently dropped in on Theatre Memphis's overstock sale and picked up a vintage hardback copy of The Great White Hope, a teak and glass serving tray, and some Threepenny Opera swag. Set me back $5.