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special advertising section Art's Artrageous The North Shore's signature art event, Montserrat College 26th annual auction Art's Artrageous! will be held Saturday evening, May 12th at 300 Jubilee Drive, Centennial Park, Peabody, hosted by Brookwood Financial Partners of Danvers. Olivia Parker of Manchester-by-the-Sea will be this year's featured artist. Parker's photographs have been included in more than 100 solo exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, and her work is represented in major private, corporate, and museum collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Her photographs will join with more than 250 pieces of artwork donated by Montserrat College of Art faculty, alumni, students, and several notable artists from New England, New York, and beyond. Art may be previewed on the auction website at WWW.MONTSERRAT.EDU/AUCTION26. American School, 18th-century, portrait of Abigail Rose, North Branford, Connecticut, 1786, at the age of 14, auctioned for $1.27 million on November 5, 2011 I knew the portrait of Abigail Rose had potential, as it is the finest early American folk portrait offered here at Skinner in forty years. There were a couple of quiet predictions in the trade that the picture might well bring a million dollars, and we were delighted that it brought a record-setting price. The asymmetrical composition is unique for the time period. Well- preserved, in original condition, and not seen publicly since the 1930s, the portrait descended through the family of the sitter. —Stephen Fletcher, executive vice president and director of American Furniture and Decorative Arts Bath the Showcase a Peabody Supply Company

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