You don't have to be present to bid! Phone or email will work... give me a minimum and maximum and you'll get the item for the lowest uncontested amount. Just get in touch before 6pm EST on June 17.
The list of silent auction items is at allegrahuston.com/gorskiauctionnyc.html. There are pictures! Please share with everyone you can think of! Many of these can't be bought any other way....
5 nights in a picture-book Connemara cottage. On the west coast of Ireland, on the Eyrephort peninsula outside the market town of Clifden (nearest airports: Galway / Shannon), a 2-bedroom traditional cottage, all yours for a long weekend. Explore the beaches and the bog, listen to music sessions in the pubs, soak up the spectacular scenery of this legendary part of Ireland.
Value: priceless: this lovely cottage is not commercially available
Getaway weekend in New Mexico. Two nights in a Pueblo Suite at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs & Spa (approximately 1 hr from Santa Fe), with private pool. Plus 2 seats on the world-class whitewater of the Taos Box (full day trip) with Los Rios River Runners, New Mexico's oldest and largest rafting company.
First US edition of Midnight's Children, inscribed by Salman Rushdie to the winning bidder. One of the great novels of the 20th century, Rushdie's most celebrated work.
Value: $450 without personal inscription
Fine-bound cased edition of The History of Venice, inscribed by the author John Julius Norwich. The classic work by the world-renowned historian.
Value: $100 without signature
Peter O'Toole's autobiography, Loitering with Intent, signed by the author. A classic memoir by the celebrated actor. Contributed by him personally to help launch Good Luck, Mr. Gorski.
Robert Graham sculpture. A bronze head by the renowned sculptor of the great doors of the Los Angeles cathedral, the Olympic Gateway, the Roosevelt, Duke Ellington, and Joe Louis memorials, and other great modern monuments.
Value: increasing, after the artist's untimely death in December 2008.
Original artwork by Paul Pascarella. Pascarella's work is in the collections of Hunter S. Thompson, Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, and museums including the Hammond Museum, New York, and the Victoria & Albert, London. Paul will inscribe his work to the winning bidder, if desired.
Howard Schatz photo of Aimee Mullins.Athlete, model, actress, Aimee has redefined the ideas of beauty and physical completeness. Howard Schatz was just named Photographer of the Year by the Prix de la Photographie, Paris. The print will be signed by Howard and by Aimee, who will inscribe it to the winning bidder.
Value: $1500 without Aimee's signature
Trey Speegle fine art wooden jigsaw, signed by the artist to the winning bidder. Trey, famous for his graphics combining text with paint-by-numbers, recently painted the backdrop to Stella Macartney's Paris couture show. This jigsaw was created for Anthropologie in a limited edition of 500 (sold out) - and can be found in the White House.
Value: $150 without signature
Signed photo of a Munchkin.One of the last living Munchkins, Jerry Maren represented the Lollipop Guild and signed this still of The Wizard of Oz as "Jerry Maren Lollipop Munchkin".
Value: increasing, as he is one of very few Munchkins still alive.
A walk-on part in the film, Good Luck, Mr. Gorski. Score the strike in the bowling alley! Be the one who sends the Gorskis to their personal moon.