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CEPA auction rakes in $90,000

Bidders filled the atrium of the Market Arcade building for CEPA Gallery's 11th biennial auction on April 21.

CEPA Gallery Director Sean Donaher reports that the organization's 11th biennial auction, held back on April 21, pulled in its biggest haul yet. The popular event netted the gallery $90,000.

"I had a good feeling about it and sensed a positive 'psychology' prior to the auction, but I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by the numbers and think it is an interesting indicator of the state of private support for culturals in WNY," Donaher wrote in an email.

The most expensive work was a Robert Mapplethorpe photograph, which sold for $5,200. Another photograph, by Ellen Carey, sold for $5,000.

--Colin Dabkowski


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