All proceeds from the sale of this work, including the 25% buyer's premium, will benefit the James Renwick Alliance.

Featured in the collection of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Marc Maiorana learned the art of blacksmithing from his father and has fully dedicated himself to metalworking since 2002. Based in Blacksburg, Virginia, Maiorana received his BFA in Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and he has been a resident artist at Penland School of Craft and held teaching positions at Peters Valley School of Craft, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Characterized by remarkably fluid lines, smooth surfaces, and a sweeping sense of movement, Maiorana’s works are held in the permanent collections of the Metal Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, in addition to the Smithsonian.

Rago is pleased to present five unique lots sold to benefit the James Renwick Alliance for Craft and their mission and programs to further promote public appreciation and education of American Craft. This exciting collection includes works by American artists Nicole Chesney, Garry Knox Bennett, John Garrett, Marc Maiorana, and Michael Sherrill.

All lots in the James Renwick Alliance for Craft Auction are of the primary market, unless otherwise indicated. They are being sold with all proceeds going to the James Renwick Alliance (JRA) and will be shipped directly from the artist or the gallery. For each of these lots, Rago is waiving the seller’s commission and donating the buyer’s premium in full to the JRA.

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