ArtInfo.com‘s Sarah Douglas covers Ryan McGuinness’s direct-from-the-studio sale taking place today in his studio in lower Manhattan:
The artists in question — there are pieces by McGinness himself, as well as Robert Lazzarini, Erik Parker, Eve Sussman, Spencer Tunick, and others — are all McGinness’s friends. He asked them to select any work of theirs that they wanted to sell. The lots are all estimated at $14,000 or less. […] The auctioneer is Sara Friedlander from Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Department, and McGinness also got a little help from his friend Cristin Tierney of Cristin Tierney Fine Art Advisory, who served as an advisor to the sale. “I took Ryan to his first sale at Christie’s a few years ago. He’s one of the only artists I know who is interested in the mechanics of how art finds a life outside the studio.” Tierney says this is a good time for such an event. “Things are much harder for artists now than they were two years ago,” she says.
Ryan McGuinness Cuts Out the Middleman (ArtInfo.com)