John Hall's still-life portrait of Canadian athlete Hayley Wickenheiser to be auctioned at MOCA event in Calgary - Olympian Heights - Friday, June 7th 8pm

Welcome to Olympian Heights

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Calgary is proud to present Olympian Heights, a unique collection of portraits featuring some of Canada’s iconic Olympic and Paralympic sports legends.

In January of this year, MOCA brought Andy Warhol’s Athlete series to the city, ten extraordinary paintings of ten iconic athletes.

In the footsteps of the Warhol sports series, top Canadian athletes were matched with some of Alberta’s most accomplished artists. The athletes, all former Olympic and Paralympic champions includes Alexandre Bilodeau, Catriona LeMay Doan, Rick Hansen, Clara Hughes, Beckie Scott, Kyle Shewfelt, Mark Tewksbury, Hayley Wickenheiser, Simon Whitfield, the Canadian 1996 Olympic 4 x 100 relay race team and Moe Norman.

The artists include Matthew Mark, Lisa Brawn, Chris Cran, Elena Evanoff, Janine Hall, John Hall, Viviane Mehr, Erik Olson, Carl White, John Will, and Bill McCarroll.

This collection can be viewed daily at MOCA from May 25 to July 1.

On Friday June 7, 2013, MOCA will hold a reception from 7-11, with a live auction at 8pm to allow people the opportunity to own a piece of this incredible collection, with proceeds supporting the continued efforts of MOCA Calgary.

However, the pieces are available for pre-sale at their retail value on this website for those who want to avoid the risk losing them to somebody else at the auction.  Feel free to browse the collection, and click each one to learn about the artists. 

The Live Event

Join us on Friday June 7, 2013 for an unforgettable evening as we auction the pieces of this unique collection that were not pre-purchased from this website. 

Reception: 7pm-11pm.  Live auction: 8pm.

MOCA will gladly accept bids from those who cannot attend the live auction.  Please contact Elysia Lechelt at 403-262-1737.

Find MOCA Calgary

104 - 800 - Macleod Trail SE
(Main floor, Calgary Municipal Building)
Calgary, Alberta Canada T2G 2M3
Tel: (403) 262-1737
Fax: (403) 262-1764
Email: info@mocacalgary.org

Paid underground parking is available at the Calgary Municipal Building.  

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http://www.lochgallery.com/artwork/hall-john-22-hayley-wickenheiser

 

 

 

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