MOBY-DICK MARATHON, June 7-9, 2019

Silent Auction Items

Bay Street Theater Tix

PAGE Restaurant Gift Certificate

Moby-Dick, or The Whale Leather-bound edition, signed by all 2019 Marathon readers.

Collected Herman Melville set, Library of America edition

…. and more to come!


Red Pony Triptych

Rare, signed copy of The Red Pony by John Steinbeck.

Steinbeck by David Slater

Original painting by Sag Harbor artist David Slater.


LIFE Magazine photographer, Arthur Leipzig‘s “Off to Work” from his photo essay Working,  photographed in Sag Harbor.

Bids on these Silent Auction items can be made prior to the Marathon.  Funds raised will support Canio’s Cultural Cafe, our educational 501c3.  For more information stop by or call 631.725.4926.

MOBY-DICK MARATHON 2017 Silent Auction Items

In addition to being a community-wide celebration of great literature, the Moby-Dick Marathon is our fundraising event for the year.  Please consider bidding on these items, including art work by Jules Feiffer and Claus Hoie. The silent auction benefits our educational non-profit Canio’s Cultural Cafe.  You can bid now or at our After Party on Sunday, June 11, 4-6pm, after we finish the Marathon!

Jules Feiffer drawing, Pas de Deux with Whale. Signed, watercolor and ink on paper, 14×17.” Retail, $3500. OPENING BID: $2000, bid increments $200. Call 631.725.4926 to bid.

Jules Feiffer Pas De Deux With Whale.jpg

Jules Feiffer created this special work of art specifically for Canio’s Moby-Dick Marathon fundraiser. With his signature wit, he illustrates what happens when monomanical leaders fool with nature. Feiffer was the Village Voice cartoonist for many decades, and author of several books. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 as America’s leading editorial cartoonist, and his play The Man in The Ceiling is currently at Bay Street Theatre.

Claus Hoie watercolor, Queequeg, signed “For Canio,” 6 x 7 1/4,” framed 14 x 16.” Retail, $4500. OPENING BID: $3000, bid increments $200. Call 631.725.4926 to bid.

Claus Hoie Queequeg For Canio

Claus Hoie (1911 – 2007) came from a Stavanger, Norway seafaring family and lived in East Hampton for many years. He is particularly well-known for his paintings relating to the sea, including sailing vessels, 19th century captain’s logs, and the story of the great white whale Moby-Dick.  A member of the Hoie Foundation board describes this piece “as a fully developed work, with attention to sky and water tonality, and attention to the relationship of figure to the seascape.  Fully developed Hoie watercolors of this theme are all in museums or institutional collections. There does not appear to be anything comparable, that would be available to the public through usual market channels.”

Bidding for the art in our Silent Auction is open now through Herman Melville’s birthday, August 1.  Please call Canio’s to place your bid.  Thanks!

Additional Items
MARLINSPIKE CRUISE: A cruise for two in Sag Harbor waters aboard the

Marlinspike with Captain Anton Hagen. Opening bid: $400, bid increments $50.

MOBY-DICK MARATHON 2017 Book:Commemorative leather-bound, Easton Press edition signed by ALL readers in this year’s Marathon. Opening bid: $400, bid increments $50.

Man in the Ceiling Bay Street Theater tickets: Two tickets to Jeffrey Seller’s acclaimed production along with signed copy of the book, Man in the Ceiling.  Opening bid: $100. Bid increments $25.

SAG HARBOR RUM: Stock up for your next voyage with a couple bottles of local rum plus some sea-faring books.  Opening bid:  $75 bid increments $10.
Big thanks to everyone who donated silent auction items including Jules Feiffer, Anton Hagen, Canio Pavone, Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor Rum.  You are the BEST!



A look back at the MOBY-DICK MARATHON 2015:

Thanks to all 39 Chapter Sponsors!


Readers schedule at start of Marathon 2015:

Moby-Dick Marathon Reader Schedule 2015



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