Rachel Davis Fine Arts in Cleveland, Ohio, is auctioning one of Alfred Hutty’s best Charleston, SC scenes, of “Catfish Row” of Porgy and Bess fame, actually a location on Church St., that is up for auction on (Saturday) March 23, 2013.
Alfred Hutty is one of the most famous and celebrated artist that spent time in Charleston, capturing the ambiance of the city in the 1920’s. Anything by him is highly collectable. Charlestonians in particular appreciate his talent. It is expected to bring form $3-5,000. Although he lived here in the 1920’s, not much of his original work can be found in the city.
They also have an Elizabeth O. Verner pastel in the auction.
Their website is: www.racheldavisfinearts.com. There is an 18% buyer’s premium and a 21% buyer’s premium for Internet bidding. Phone bidding is also available. Perhaps a local antique shopper will buy it and keep it in Charleston, SC where it belongs. Maine Antique Digest is a great source for information like this. For more information on antique shopping in Charleston go to www.clydeantique.com.