Autumn is always a busy auction season here at Swann Galleries, and it seems to be no less busy for the host of organizations holding benefit auctions to support their causes. This has Swann’s Principal Auctioneer and President Nicholas Lowry in high demand, occasionally conducting auctions on back-to-back nights.
Recent highlights of the fundraisers our traveling auctioneer has presided over include City Harvest‘s Annual Gala, where Nicholas famouslysold a dozen Cronuts for $14,000. Another event here in New York City raised money for the Committee of 200 (C200) Foundation, whose mission is to “create and implement programs to inspire, support, foster, celebrate and advance future generations of women business leaders around the world.” The benefit raised more than $200,000.
Ogden Museum’s O What a Night! gala.
Days later, Nicholas was off to New Orleans to attend the Ogden Museum’s annual O What A Night! gala. The Ogden Museum’s focus is the visual art and culture of the American South and the event’s atmosphere and menu reflect that each year. While he was in New Orleans, Nicho furthered this theme by enjoying the morning paper and beignets at NO mainstay Cafe du Monde.
So where’s the globe-trotting auctioneer off to next? He’s currently in the Czech Republic for Prague’s DOX Centre for Contemporary Art‘s second-annual benefit auction, The Art of Support.