Hundreds of artworks by world-renowned artists to be auctioned off at the gallery in Pointe Orlando, International Drive on December 17, 2011. Some artworks will open below$100. This auction will benefit Threshold Center for Autism

On December 17, 2011 at 4pm, Baterbys Art Gallery, voted Best Art Gallery for two consecutive years by thousands of Orlando Style Magazine and Orlando Magazine readers, will host its annual Winter auction at their gallery location in Pointe Orlando along International Drive. Over 600 artworks by renowned Old Masters such as Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, Dali, Miro and Degas , plus works by critically-acclaimed Contemporary artists such as Peter Max, Alfred Gockel, Pino, Ferjo,  Yaacov Agam, Nicola Simbari and Itzchak Tarkay are lined up to be called on the block. All the artworks available to collect at Baterbys are sold framed and come with two LIFETIME GUARANTEES: a Lifetime Exchange Policy and a Lifetime Guarantee to Authenticity.
This Auction will benefit Threshold Center for Autism. Threshold Medical offers a full range of internal medicine, pediatric services and dental services for patients seeking primary/specialty care providers. Threshold Center for Autism offers a complete system of care, in essence a one-stop-shop, for parents questioning whether their child could have autistic tendencies. For over nearly forty years, they have been developing programs that combine early diagnosis and medical intervention with applied behavioral programs, family counseling and support for training and treatment services.  According to Dr. Bob Wright, President and CEO of Threshold, their vision is to be a place where these affected families can discover and explored innovative means to battle and overcome autism. Their mission is to continually develop their practices to ensure the children with long and healthy lives.On Saturday, many artworks will start at very low reserves, some of them at $100 or below! There are many subjects and styles to choose from. Impressionistic landscapes and seascapes; abstract or realist works; portraits of women or families; cubist and surrealist masterpieces; subjects such as wildlife, architecture, pop culture, American life, religion and a host of many more. There is surely something for anyone with any kind of budget! RSVP NOW!

Peter Max’s Original Acrylic on Canvas, “Cosmic Fantasy” is one of the featured lots at the 2011 Winter Auction. The large artwork (a stunning 75 x 54in. canvas) is both calming and commanding with its light blue overtones and striking yellows and reds.  It’s an iconic Peter Max artwork that contains some of his famous elements. Baterbys also made it the cover image of their hardcover catalog which is available at $49.99 from their gallery, online store and other sites like EBay. “Comic Fantasy” is estimated at $75,000 to $80,000.

America’s Painter Laureate and Pop Art Icon, Peter Max uses bold colors, uplifting images and uncommon artistic diversity. Ever since opening his studio in 1962, Peter Max has been winning awards, commissions and gaining worldwide recognition as an artist who mixed Realism with popular culture, the bold lines of classical art with the colorful palette of the modern world. He has been on the forefront of major national events, creating emblematic images that captured the spirit of the 60’s. In 1991, Max’s one-man retrospective at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, drew the largest turnout for any artist in Russian history, over 14,500 people attended.

Another star lot is a signed etching (aquatint and drypoint plate) by Pablo Picasso entitled, “Souvenirs:Cirque, avec El Gigante, et Autoportrait en Bebe-V” (Memories: Circus, with El Gigante and Self-Portrait as a Baby – Old Man). The artwork is from Picasso’s Suite 347 – his largest print series that he embarked on when he was eighty-six years old. Its name represents the number of prints in the suite, a project he completed in less than seven months in an etching workshop close to his residence in the South of France. Wide ranging in its motifs, Suite 347 engages spectacle and theater, as if presenting a stage on which Picasso reviews his life and art. This particular artwork is relatively large and commands as much attention as any other Picasso, with its obvious menagerie of well-scrutinized imageries and deep layers of perplexing, hidden meanings. The Museum of Modern Art in New York is just one of the top museums in the world that houses the same piece of art.

Pablo Picasso is ranked as the most prolific artist who ever lived. Not only did he create actual artworks at an unprecedented level, but he also pioneered revolutionary art movements that changed the face of modern art and became one of the most influential individuals in the hallways of history alongside colonialists, scientists, political leaders and other key figures. He was constantly involved in social matters and was therefore not unhinged on the pressing realities of his time.

Baterbys has been in the art industry for over 25 years. The company’s expertise in art is unparalleled and in turn, they offer their clients something unique in the industry: a lifetime money-back guarantee of authenticity for each work of art it sells, and a lifetime exchange policy for each work of art it sells. This is important to art collectors, since provenance is everything.

The auction event has become popular amongst the locals of Orlando and some transient tourists for its fun, educational and engaging program and its entertaining and knowledgeable auctioneers. FREE RAFFLE items will be given away to lucky winners while FREE art prints are handed to everyone who simply attends the event. With the great deals in artworks, many raffle items and other free giveaways, it’s highly unlikely that anyone who comes to this event will walk away empty-handed!

This year, the National Auctioneers Association and USA TODAY, out of a field of more than 1,000 entrants, chose Baterbys as the best contender in the annual Marketing Competition. Baterbys took home 6 awards in these categories: Multi-color advertising, Catalogs, Postcard, Business Newsletter, E-Newsletter/E-Promotion and Auction Presentations. Locally, Baterbys won the Best of Show for the Florida Auctioneers Association Marketing Awards. Last year, Baterbys was named 2010 Best of Show for Advertising and Public Relations and was also recognized in the sub-categories of Catalogs and Postcards (Collectibles/Specialty), Business Promotion (for Business Newsletter) and Broadcast/Audiovisual (for AV/DVD).
For more information about Baterbys Art Gallery and the Winter 2011 Auction, visit, call 1-866-691-5941 or email

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