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Announcing the Barkfest at Bonhams!

 

Sunday, February 12, 2006 from 10 a.m. to Noon

NEW LOCATION: 595 Madison Avenue at East 57th Street

All sporting art lovers and their dogs are invited to join the American Kennel Club in Celebrating the Dog in Art on Sunday, February 12 at Bonhams brand new Manhattan gallery at 595 Madison Avenue, on the 6th floor, from 10 am to noon. The Barkfest at Bonhams charity brunch presents an exclusive opportunity to peruse Bonham’s exquisite collection of dog art just before the Bonhams auction on February 14. All proceeds of the Barkfest will benefit AKC's charitable public art program DOGNY – America's Tribute to Search and Rescue Dogs.

Admission to the brunch is a $50 donation to DOGNY. For reservations, contact AKC's reservation line at 212 696 8300.

Thank you for your support!

John Emms' “The New Forest Hounds,” Valued at $800,000 – $1.2 million, to be Auctioned

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–Bonhams Announces Dog Art Auction to Benefit AKC’s DOGNY Charity —

New York, NY- On Sunday, February 12, 2006 Bonhams and the AKC will host
Barkfest at Bonhams, a charity brunch and private pre-auction viewing of Bonhams’
prestigious collection of dog art. All proceeds of Barkfest will be donated to AKC’s
charitable public art program DOGNY – America’s Tribute to Search and Rescue Dogs.
Dog lovers, art aficionados and their canine companions will have the exclusive
opportunity to view artwork featuring dogs and other sporting themes at Bonhams
newest gallery in New York City. Admission to the brunch is a $50 donation to DOGNY.
For reservations, contact Maggie Brown in Bonhams Painting Department at 212-644-
9001.

Bonhams announces a call for art: In addition to the Barkfest, AKC and Bonhams will
host “DOGNY Appraisal Day” at the historic Morris and Essex Kennel Club Dog Show,
in Colonial Park, Somerset, New Jersey on Thursday, October 6th. Alan Fausel, Vice-
President, Director Fine Art, Bonhams will be at the AKC booth from 10:00 a.m.-2:00
p.m. to offer free appraisal of any dog art object that is brought by. Alan is also well
known for his many appearances on the popular television hit “Antiques Road Show”. In
addition to a free valuation at the Morris and Essex Show, AKC supporters can send
images of their property to Bonhams for appraisal at alan.fausel@bonhams.com.
Emails to Bonhams should include the reference line American Kennel Club: Support
DOGNY.
A portion of the proceeds from every sale referred to Bonhams through the
AKC will be donated to DOGNY.

“We are delighted that Bonhams New York has selected DOGNY as the charitable
recipient of their Barkfest,” said AKC President Dennis Sprung, creator of the DOGNY
project. “Dog enthusiasts looking for something fun and different to do with their dogs
should enjoy this opportunity to visit the gallery. It is not every day that the public can
view beautiful art with our dogs while also supporting a very important cause.”

For over 20 years Bonhams has hosted an annual sale of art devoted to images of the
dog. The 2006 sale will be held Tuesday, February 14 in Bonhams new minted gallery
and sales room on the sixth floor of the historic Fuller Building at the corner of Madison
Avenue and 57th Street.

According to Charles O’Brien, Bonhams London dog art specialist, “The sale is already
shaping up to be one of the best in years.” Already consigned are three works by John
Emms, including Hounds in a Kennel est. $70,000-90,000, and A Group of Dandie
Dinmonts est. $40,000- 60,000. The sale will also feature a large and impressive
canvas by Maud Earl, Setters Working a Moor at $30,000-50,000.

Bonhams will consign objects for the sale until November 15. Paintings, bronzes,
watercolors and prints are of particular interest as well as dog related ceramics and
jewelry. Works by Wardle, Blinks, Osthaus, Rosseau, Barye, and Kirmse are being
sought.

For more information on this sale visit www.bonhams.com/us or www.akc.org.

AKC and Bonhams will host “DOGNY Appraisal Day” at the historic Morris and Essex Kennel Club Dog Show, in Colonial Park, Somerset, New Jersey on Thursday, October 6th. Alan Fausel, Vice-President, Director Fine Art, Bonhams will be at the AKC booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to offer free appraisals. Examples of items that can be brought to Fausel for appraisal are pictured.

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