Barridoff Galleries [ca.1975- ]
ECA Control Number: 15177
Record Level: Listing
Record Type: Auction House
Auction House/Private Gallery Name: Barridoff Galleries
Location(s): 401 Cumberland Avenue Suite 909, Portland, ME 04101 | Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME 04104
Barridoff Galleries was established in the mid 1970’s by Annette and Rob Elowitch in both their home towns of Portland, Maine. It was the first auction house in Maine to specialize in the auction of fine art. It is the only auction house in Maine to offer only works of art at two auctions a year which are held in April and October. The auctions, which feature Old Masters, American, European, Russian, Asian, Modernist and contemporary work, are the Galleries’ only business. In that regard, it was the forerunner to regional auction houses in America and probably throughout the world. Unusually extensive stories about the Galleries’ owners and auctions have been featured on every national news network in a strong, positive way with unusually in depth stories on the Today Show on NBC, the Osgood File on CBS, and, with an extensive 15 minute story, on the the News Hour on PBS. Barridoff Galleries, which sells to major museums and important collectors throughout the world, responds to potential consignors within 24 hours and to auction buyers usually even sooner with accurate condition reports and answers to any questions regarding the consignment or sale of art. Art is both a passion and a business at Barridoff Galleries, a combination that makes buying and selling it an incomparable experience for everyone. The feature length movie about Barridoff and the Elowitches titled “Canvasman” has been telecast on public television in prime time and been an official selection at many important film festivals. (The DVD is available at Amazon.com.) The live previews and auctions are held at Abromson Center, University of Southern, Maine, 88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine. The art school has played a particularly integral part in the rebirth of Longfellow’s “beautiful city..seated by the sea.” The Galleries donates a small percentage of every auction to the School.
Citation: “Barridoff Galleries”. Invaluable.com. Updated unkown. Accessed September 27, 2016. https://www.liveauctioneers.com/barridoff-galleries
WORKS BY EMIL CARLSEN
LIST OF EXHIBITIONS (5)
AFTER CARLSEN’S DEATH (5)
2017 Barridoff Galleries, Portland, ME, “International fine art auction”, August 4.
2014 Barridoff Galleries, Portland, ME. “Sale”, April 30.
2007 Barridoff Galleries, Portland, ME, “Sale”, August 3.
2006 Barridoff Galleries, Portland, ME, “Sale“, August 4.
2003 Barridoff Galleries, Portland, ME, “Sale”, August 8.
DURING CARLSEN’S LIFETIME (0)
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September 27, 2016
Last updated: July 28, 2017 at 16:28 pm