CowParade SLO Auction News!

SLOAuction

Here’s your opportunity to purchase your very own, life-size cow. The CowParade SLO auction is Saturday, May 6 and will benefit a variety of local non-profit organizations. Click Here to register today.

Quick Guide

Where is the Auction? The auction is in Santa Margarita, California a the beautiful ancient Peaks Winter. Click Here to learn more about this unique venue.

What Cows will be sold at the live auction? 25 cows will be sold at the live auction. In addition, a herd of mini moos and other life-size cows will be available for purchase as silent auction items. 

Can’t Attend but want a cow? Email Us at service@cowparade.com to receive an absentee bid form.

Will there be an online auction? Yes, the live auction cows are available for bidding now. Further, cows not sold at the live auction will go to an online only auction which will run for approximately 2 weeks.

Shipping. We will ship the cows throughout the continental U.S. Contact us today at service@cowparade.com for a shipping quote.

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Final CowParade Surrey Hills Auction!

Don’t miss the chance to acquire a truly unique piece of art, as the remaining bovine beauties raise money for some very worthy causes at the final CowParade auction.

hampton-court-palace-hampton-courtf8o2969-757c8b948c4acdcfa7bb5da18311828aThe auction takes place during a glamorous evening at Hampton Court Palace on 17th November 2016. Starting at 6.30pm guests will be guided up the Kings staircase and greeted with a champagne reception in the Cartoon Gallery. This magnificent oak-panelled room overlooks the Fountain Garden where guests can gaze down at the beautiful grazing cows. Guests will then be guided to the Great Hall where a delicious three-course meal, courtesy of Rhubarb, will be served at 7.30pm before the final and most important phase of the CowParade gets underway – the gala auction.

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CowParade SLO Launches Sept. 17. Free Public Event!

San Luis Obispo County, located on California’s Central Coast halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, will be overrun with crazy cows this fall when it hosts CowParade, the world’s largest and most successful public art event. Read More…

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CowParade Surrey Auctions! (1st One, Oct. 20)

The cows of Surrey Hills will be heSurreyHills-logoading off to auction to raise funds for many charities and the Surrey Hills Trust Fund. Two auctions will take place as follows:

  1. 20th Oct. 2016: Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Rd, Esher KT10 9AJ
  2. 17th Nov. 2016: ‘Gala’ auction at Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey KT8 9AU
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Big cow, little cow: Young local artist works alongside hero Man One at Cow Parade

arts-lead-man-one-pic2-09-08When Just Looking Gallery director Ken McGavin decided to bring something different to the art community in San Luis Obispo about four years ago, he never thought it would change anyone’s life per se.

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Featuring Artiste Christian Gastaldi (Paris)

Cow: Affichage Sauvache
Artist: Christian Gastaldi
Hometown: Sete (France) and Paris (France)
Event: CowParade Transhumance France 2015 (Paris)

Artist Chri486478_4638158233788_973874847_nstian Gastaldi is painter and mixed media artist. Raised in Sete, France,  along the shores of the Mediterranean, Christian now makes his home in Paris, France.  His paintings borrow colors and texture  from used and torn posters, magazines and other paper items.  His recent  work has been dominated by the use of posters collected from illegal postings in Paris known as “affichage sauvache” (translated, “wild or savage display”).  He is attracted by the ‘humanity’ and fragility perceived in this material which has suffered the passing of time.  The artist aims to magnify them through a restored graphic harmony – an artistic redemption.

His cow, Afficage Sauvache (or wild cow display) is a composition of illegal postings from posters and other media from the streets of Paris. You can find her in Paris, France from June 20 through August 18, 2015 at the Jardin d’Acclimation. She will be sold at auction in the fall of 2015 for the benefit of Les Restaurants du Cœur. Learn more…

 

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Featuring Alice Laverty (Paris Event)

The magnificent A PORTÉE DE MAINS (“Fingertips”) by Alice Laverty shows off the artist at her finest and most playful, focusing on the form and features of the human hand and its fingertips.

About the Artist. Alice, born in 1983, lives and creates in Paris.  A graduate of the school of art and drawing, Emile Cohl in Lyon, she moved in 2013, in her first workshop. The same year, the house Dominique Stal at Drouot sold her first paintings and she received her official listing.

Playing on false classicism, Alice  seeks to gently strike the imagination, painting characters grappling with their emotions.  Her use of color represents various human emotions. Red, representing blood and heat, for example.  Her work is also replete with dual representation – In the flesh: the hardness of the blade immersed in the smoothness of the color of the oil. In the spirit: the background form of contrasts, subjects and actions, explicit and suggested.

She tries to say “emotion”  with minimal graphics means. The desired balance point is none other than the time the witness when he feels an emotion, and the artist believes that oil is the perfect substitute for it to embody humanity: sensual, inscrutable, brilliant.

In 2014, Alice participated in group exhibitions in Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine (92). Her next exhibition will be held in June at the “Fabrica del Vapore” in Milan where she will present twenty small canvases, medium and large format. Visit Alice at www.alice-artworks.com.

The Making of A Portée de Mains (“Fingertips”)

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CowParade Niseko, Japan

CowParade Niseko, Japan 2015

CowParade Niseko 2015 will feature over 40 new cows created by top Japanese artists and designers. Set agaisnt the backdrop of Mt. Yotei – an active volcano similar to Mt. Fuji – the Niseko region is a feast for the eyes. In the winter,  the champagne powder snow and pristine ski slopes attract skiers and snowboarders from all over the world, and in summer visitors are drawn by the wide open countryside, farm-fresh produce and summer sporting activities. Click Here to visit the event website.

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CowParade Valenciennes, Final Event and Auction News

Final Parade of Cows. A beautiful, final parade of the cows will take place on the steps of the stage of Hainaut from November 1-3 in conjunction with the Salon du Chocolat in Valenciennes. For more information email us today at veronique.maurey@cowparade-valenciennes.com.

Live Auction. The live auction of the cows will also be held on November 6 at the stage of Hainaut at 6:30 PM for the Centre Communal d’Action Sociale de Valenciennes and Pose association.  The catalog of the Cow Parade cows Valenciennes are auctioned is now visible on the site and www.drouotlive.com Master Arnaud Cornette de Saint Cyr http://www.cornettedesaintcyr.fr (click on “calendar”). Half of the proceeds of the sale will go to benefit two structures with a social purpose: the Community Centre for Social Action of Valenciennes and Pose, which helps women in need of life by hosting and providing them reinsertions Association.

Click Here for more auction information.

Auction Catalog. Click Here for a pdf of the auction catalog.

 

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