May 5 sale of art from David Anderson Charitable Trust to benefit UB Anderson Gallery

Release Date: April 5, 2013 This content is archived.

“People will be able to purchase with confidence because these are museum-quality works, each with an impeccable provenance. ”
Dean Brownrout

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Approximately 400 works of art on paper from the David Anderson Charitable Trust Collection will be on sale to the public on May 5 from 1-6 p.m. in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, North Campus.

The sale will include work by Karel Appel, Jim Dine, George Segal, Ludwig Sander and David Hayes, among others, and will be conducted by art dealer Dean Brownrout.

Prices will start at $50 and 85 percent of the proceeds will be used to benefit UB’s Anderson Gallery.

The works to be sold, Brownrout says, will include prints from Anderson’s private collection in a variety of styles and sizes.

“People will be able to purchase with confidence,” he says, “because these are museum-quality works, each with an impeccable provenance.”

The late David K. Anderson inherited the art acumen of his mother, world-renowned art collector and dealer, Martha Jackson, a Buffalo native. Her influential Manhattan gallery promoted modern American artists and many artists not well-known in the U.S. Her exhibitions of abstract expressionist and pop art in the 1950s challenged the conventional art world and contributed to her fame. The Martha Jackson Collection is now held by the National Museum of American Art.  

After attending UB in the 1950s, David Anderson opened art galleries in his own name, first in New York, then Paris, while building his reputation as an accomplished art dealer, collector and philanthropist.  His gift of The Anderson Gallery and its collection to UB made him a major benefactor of the university and the Western New York community before his death in 2009 at age 74.

“David Anderson specifically indicated that he wanted to get these works on the walls of Western New York homes,” Brownrout says, “so this event would have pleased him.”

In addition to the Anderson Gallery, proceeds from the sale also will benefit Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo Prep, Buffalo Zoo, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Nichols School, Park School of Buffalo, SPCA of Erie County, and Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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