Just weeks before the Rye Arts Center auctions a first time sale of an Irving Harper art work, the Financial Times has showcased the Rye artist:
"Harper’s preference for solitude isn’t simply the result of old age. The idea of peace and quiet drew Harper, his late wife Belle and daughter Elizabeth, to the three-storey house in Rye, a leafy commuter town about 30 miles north of Manhattan. “The house was called ‘Hidden House’ when I came and looked at it in 1954,” he says. “And it was definitely hard to find. I thought, ‘I’d love to be hard to find,’ so I bought it. And I’ve never regretted it.”"
(PHOTO: The Harper snake will be auctioned on January 10th.)
The Rye Arts Center (RAC) has extended the Irving Harper show until January 24th. On January 10th, RAC will host a cocktail party and live auction for the first time sale of an Irving Harper sculpture.