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TCLF Silent Auction and Reception Are Two Not-To-Miss Events at ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO

Drawing of a design scheme for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C. Print of pen and ink drawing with watercolor applied, Signed and dated February 1997. Photo courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

A silent auction featuring rare watercolors by Lawrence Halprin and other treasures, and a reception at the Penn Archives honoring landscape architect Harriet Pattison, FASLA, are two of the not-to-miss events, both organized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) in conjunction with the upcoming ASLA 2018 Annual Meeting and EXPO in Philadelphia.  

For its Fourteenth Annual Silent Auction, October 20–21 at Booth 2057, TCLF has secured 90 paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, signed books, and other objects—a record number of works.  Proceeds benefit the Pioneers of American Landscape Design Oral History Project, an ever-growing, award-winning series of videotaped first-person interviews with significant practitioners. Highlights include two hand-painted watercolor lithographs of the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., from a limited edition suite by Lawrence Halprin.  Thanks to a generous donor, the auction also includes a 1985 lithograph, signed by the artists Christo and Jean-Claude, of the world-famous project The Wrapped Pont Neuf.  New Orleans-based artist Skylar Fein, who was profiled this summer in the New York Times, has contributed an entertaining and provocative portrait.  In addition, there are original drawings by Laurie Olin, FASLA, a dreamy photograph by the famous artist Michael Kenna, and a rare, signed print by Roberto Burle Marx.  Ken Smith, FASLA, has donated a new, signed limited-edition artwork made from yellow traffic cones and titled “NORMAL” and “HARDCORE.”  There are also works by perennial favorites, including Millicent Harvey; Tom Fox; Amy Lamb; Steve Martin, FASLA; and Pat Pickett. 

For the third year running, bidding will be done via BidSmart—in fact, bidding is now open—so bidders need not be present on the convention floor to win the artwork they want.  And if you’re overbid, a text message will alert you.  Following the auction, all of the works will be shipped to the winning bidders. Save time, register now and start bidding.

On Friday, October 19, 4:30–6:30, there will be a reception honoring Harriet Pattison, FASLA, in the Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery at the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design.

In a career spanning more than 50 years, Pattison worked with leading twentieth-century practitioners, including noted Modernist architect Louis Kahn and landscape architect George Patton, with whom she collaborated on the design for the iconic Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Pattison also worked on Kahn’s posthumously realized commission, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, New York, which opened in 2012. Rare, original drawings done by Pattison and Kahn for those two projects will be on display at the reception.  Space is limited, and registration is available via TCLF’s website.

TCLF is grateful for the generous support of our auction donors, our Lead Sponsor, ABC Stone, our Presenting Sponsor, ANOVA, and our Educational Partner, ASLA. Their continued commitment to this project ensures that the funds raised go directly to support TCLF's programming.

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