Folks in the DMV (DC/MD/VA) who are interested in buying art NEED to attend this sale, through this weekend. The collection, which originally included 1,500+ eclectic works, was built over many years by Komei Wachi and Marc Moyens, who together ran Gallery K, a wonderful gallery in Washington DC, and who died within a year of each other in the early 2000s.
I was lucky to get a sneak preview earlier this week. It looked like there were at least 150 works for sale — something for everyone.
I discovered some treasures such as two small geometric gouaches by Christian Gardair (no, I do not expect you to know that name! I didn’t! But the work is lovely) and a large Indian folk art painting, both illustrated in this post. There are many large paintings — suitable for commercial spaces — as well as framed work in all sizes, sculptures and objects, folk and ethnic art, and a group of contemporary Japanese ceramic pieces.
The artists are eclectic and international — don’t expect to find many locals represented — and the prices are extremely reasonable. In fact, the promo postcard says, “Make an offer — we might not be able to resist!”
Here are the details:
- Where: Security Storage / Secor, 1701 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC 20009 (at the foot of Adams Morgan)
- When: Friday 6/27, 10 – 5; Saturday 6/28, 10 – 5; Sunday 6/29, 11 – 3.
The Gallery K Estate Final Sale is a great opportunity for seasoned art collectors or someone who’s just starting out — a real chance to find your passion, with the added thrill of the hunt AND a bargain. Enjoy and please tell a friend!
You can read more about Marc and Komei’s career and their place in history here.