Cleaning House? Be Careful what You Throw Out!
“Gardeners, Gifts and Garbage: Tips on Recognizing Value”
Thursday, July 26, 7:30 pm
Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena 91103
Jeff Moran, Senior Vice President of John Moran Auctioneers, weaves a tale of discard and discovery as he shares stories of artwork and objects that fell through the cracks. Some of these recounts, incorporating the lives and work of some of Pasadena’s most talented artists -- including Guy Rose, Alson Skinner Clark and Clemens Friedell -- will make you laugh, others cry; but the underlying message is that when custodians or owners fail to recognize value in an object, often the object ends up in the most unlikely location.
This talk focuses on a handful of objects that Moran’s has handled at auction: an oil painting left in the garage for the gardener to take, a half-burnt masterwork left behind in a storage unit, a brilliant landscape found at a yard sale for $10, and of course, the remarkable silver bowl that was overlooked and placed in a donation pile.
Jeff will share helpful tips and access to sources that will aid you in identifying valuable art, books and antiques.
Doors open at 6:30 pm for viewing the Museum's current fine art exhibition, Contemporary Masters: Artistic Eden III, and for a complimentary wine and cheese reception.
TICKETS: $10 Museum Members; $15 Non-Members. Free parking is available in the Museum lot and on Walnut Street. Reservations are recommended, please call 626.577.1660, ext. 10.