The Art of It: At the Auction
At the Auction
When portrait artist Daniel E. Greene moved to North Salem in 1980, he began scouring auction houses for items to fill his home and studio. “At these auctions, I became intrigued with the drama—seeing the interaction of people trying to achieve the winning bid,” says Greene. Taking pencil to paper, he sketched the dramatic moments, then hired models to recreate the scenes in his studio. Greene has now created 40 auction-themed, oil-on-canvas paintings that grace the walls of collectors around the world, including Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, his friend and neighbor. The works sell for anywhere from $40,000 to $150,000. An exhibition of Greene’s work opens (with a preview party for the public) April 2 at Gallery Henoch in New York.