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Billfish Invitational Auction Spotlight – “The Blue", a bronze casting by Kent Ullberg
BILLFISH INVITATIONAL AUCTION ITEM: “The Blue”, a bronze casting by Kent Ullberg
An absolutely stunning cast bronze – with a limited edition run of just 100 – this sculpture comes from the studio of Kent Ullberg, indisputably one of the world’s foremost wildlife sculptors.
A native of Sweden and trained as a Swedish Seal, today Kent is a member of numerous important art organizations that have honored him with many prestigious awards, including the Allied Artists of America, the National Arts Club, and the National Sculpture Society. In 1990 his peers elected him a full academician (NA) in the Society of Animal Artists, thus making him the first wildlife artist since John James Audubon to receive on of the greatest tributes in American art.
Ullberg’s work has been shown and can be found in major museums and corporate headquarters around the globe, including the National Museum of Natural History in Stockholm, Sweden; the Salon d’Automne, Paris, France; the National Gallery in Botswana, Africa; the National Geographic Society, Washington DC; the Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China; the Guildhall, London, UK and many more.
Ullberg was commissioned to create the Billfish Invitational‘s very own “Hemingway-Lerner Trophy”, which will reside on permanent display at the Bimini Big Game Club. The magnificent sculpture “THE BLUE” can sit in your home, office or boat, a wonderful reminder of the inaugural 2011 Billfish Invitational. The bronze measures 10 ½” x 7” x 5”. Donated by Kent Ullberg, NA.
Tickets to nightly events of the inaugural 2011 Billfish Invitational are available for $150/pp. Price includes cocktails, dinner and participation in the auction and award presentations.
On-site auction is Thursday, May 19th at the Bimini Big Game Club. Online bids accepted through Midnight, Wednesday, May 18.
Please contact Capt. Ned Stone (email@example.com) for details.