Lois Foley's Hidden Art is Being Auctioned

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After 10 years in storage, Lois Foley's art is going to auction. Bonhams & Butterfield of San Francisco is including her painting, Acclivium V, at auction with other 20th Century artist. Her work is one of the few abstracts in this current lot of artwork.

Acclivium V

After 10 years in storage, Lois Foley's art is going to auction. Bonhams & Butterfield of San Francisco is including her painting, Acclivium V, at auction with other 20th Century artist. Her work is one of the few abstracts in this current lot of artwork. Thousands of Foley's drawings and paintings are with her daughter Catherine McCormack-Skiba. A long battle of possession and legal ownership after Foley passed away in 2000; McCormack-Skiba was force to protect her mother's art work. She dedicated a website to display her mother's art and to help other artists have a venue to show, exchange and sell their art. The web site, an online social network, http://www.MYARTSPACE.com has been helping artists display their work to a global audience for over four years. For more information on Lois Foley go to http://www.askart.com or http://www.myartspace.com/lfoley.

Foley is well known in the Burlington, VT area where she painted, taught classes and exhibited her art.

Look for Lois’ work: ACCLIVIUM V, at Bonhams website under “Fine Art”, lot 2101

Who:         Lois Foley
What:         Bonhams & Butterfield 20th century art auction
URL:         http://www.bonhams.com/usa/home/
Where:         SoMa Estate Auction, 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco, CA
When:         17 October 2010
Auction:     10 a.m. – Noon
Preview:    15/16 October 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

Foleys work, Acclivium V, will be on display, both online and at the auction.

How to Buy at Bonhams & Butterfields

There are a few important things to know about buying at auction before you begin. You should also read the Buyer's Guide located in the catalog for sale-specific information.

  •      Learn about the property that is for sale
  •      Decide which bidding method is best for you
  •      Familiarize yourself with our Buyer's Premium
  •      Familiarize yourself with the Conditions of Sale specific to the property you are buying

Auctions are free and open to the general public. Watching an auction live from one of the galleries is a great way to become familiar with the auction process. If you have any questions about the auction process, please feel free to ask one of our staff members for guidance.

At Bonhams & Butterfields, you can bid in many ways: in person, via absentee bid, or over the phone. Absentee bids can be submitted in person, online, via fax or email. Artwork up for auction at:

Bonhams & Butterfields
220 San Bruno Avenue
San Francisco, CA
10 October 2010
10 a.m.

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