The Hermitage Museum Foundation Annual Gala and Benefit Auction Catalogue is now available. Items for sale are artwork: by Ingrid Dee Magidson, Martin Mull, Damien Hirst, Michal Rovner, David Levinthal, Jeff Koons; an exclusive tour of St. Petersburg White Nights, 2013 the 400th Anniversary of the House of Romanov, and many other exciting items. The Auction is November 10th at Phillips de Pury in New York. Click Here to See Entire Catalogue
Enjoy this terrific article released today on Centro Sociale dell’Arte. The Article is in Italian and English, so scroll down to the language of your choice. Lots of images too. Be sure to click on the link to see the whole article.
Rob Reid came to the studio of Ingrid Dee Magidson in Colorado in the fall of 2010 to record and interview Ingrid and Jay Magidson. He and his film crew were on site for three days filming and interviewing the artist and her husband. It was a unique experience to say the least. Rob is a consummate professional. He has a way of making you feel at ease even in the most difficult shots. For example, Ingrid was retelling the story of her youth, about particular difficulties that ultimately led her to a life of art. At one point, she was overwhelmed with emotion and was unable to continue. Rob respected the emotion and the moment. He never hurried her or tried to move on, he simply waited, “when you’re ready, we’ll continue.”
Filming moved into Ingrid’s studio. This was not an easy place to shoot. It is very crowded and the light is difficult. Ingrid’s work has many reflective surfaces that make it very difficult to photograph. Rob and his crew moved in without a complaint, setting up lights and reflectors and in no time they were filming. Take a look at the final minutes of the film, it shows some very creative shots that Rob came up with where Ingrid is on the other side of the art.
Thank you Rob and congratulations on your much deserved award.
2012 Silver Telly Award to The Reid Effect for Film Documentary, “Windows Through Time,” the work of Ingrid Dee Magidson
On November 5th, Ingrid’s work was featured at the Hermitage Museum benefit at Sotheby’s in New York. The benefit was arranged by the Hermitage Museum Foundation to raise funds to expand the Hermitage Museum to include a contemporary wing that will house 20th and 21st Century art works. The prestigious $25,000 per table event included some of the biggest names in the art world. Ingrid’s artwork was the only piece for sale at the event.
Nov. 5, 2011 Hermitage Museum Foundation Dinner
The evening began with a cocktail reception on the 10th floor of Sotheby’s in the preview rooms of the Contemporary Evening Auction. This important auction included masterpieces by Willem deKooning, Clyfford Still, Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, and more. We moved down to the 7th floor for the main event and dinner. Several important contemporary artists were honored for their impact on Russian art, and to the Hermitage Museum. These included: Cy Twombly, Sergei Bugaev Afrika, and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov.
Bradley Place, Margarita Litvak, and a very proud Ingrid Dee Magidson with “A Moment in Time” at the Hermitage Museum Foundation Dinner and Auction, November 5, 2011
Of course, the height of the evening was when Ingrid’s piece “A Moment in Time” was auctioned off. She created this unique piece as an homage to Catherine the Great, founder of the Hermitage Museum in 1764. In the piece, Catherine, 16 looks to the future through a web of events connecting her to the past, and her impact on the future. It is a beautiful work. The auction was conducted by one of Sotheby’s auctioneers. The bidding began at a modest $5,000, and quickly rose to $10,000. There was a pause as several new bidders entered the auction bringing the piece up to $11,000, $12,000, $14,000. Ingrid and I watched with excitement as the piece ultimately sold for $16,000. What a thrill to have major collectors appreciate her work. And most gratifying to know that the money will benefit one of the most important art institutions in the world. Bravo and congratulations to Ingrid and the Hermitage Museum!
A Moment in Time by Ingrid Dee Magidson, Card and Description
The Vail exhibition is now fully loaded on the web site. It has a feature that lets you zoom in to the work. Some of the images might take a few seconds to load (they’re large). Enjoy and thanks for looking.
The artwork was picked up today, and is now on its way to Galerie Zuger Vail. And may I say – WOW! This one amazing exhibition. The exhibition opens Friday, Feb 18th and 19th. If you are in the Vail area, you have to see it.
Here are the details:
Ingrid Dee Magidson
Opening: Friday & Saturday, February 18 & 19th, 4 to 8pm
Ingrid Magidson will be featured at the new Gallerie Zueger in Vail. It will be at the recently completed Solaris Building in the heart of Vail. More info to come soon. Right now she is busy painting for the exhibition!