On Friday night May 3, 2013, Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will be hosting its 20th Annual Black ‘n Blue Ball in Milwaukee. This event is designed to raise money for MDA and features several silent and live auction items.
In 2003, David Uhl painted “The Enthusiast” as part of Harley-Davidson’s 100th Anniversary celebration. It graced the cover of the Enthusiast magazine that year and has become the most recognizable work in David’s 15-year association with The Motor Company.
Harley-Davidson bought the original painting in ’03 and has generously agreed to donate it as the signature item in the live auction at this year’s MDA event. They’ve asked us to spread the word. This stunning piece is oil on linen, measuring 48″ by 60″ and comes in a hand-made frame.
In addition to the people at the event bidding, MDA has set up phone-in bidding as well for those who won’t be attending. The bidding will start at $25,000. Any person interested in bidding on the artwork will need to call MDA at 262-432-6798 before Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (CDST) to register and pre-qualify. These registered bidders will then be given information on how the bidding will occur at the Black-N-Blue Ball (an MDA Live Auction volunteer will call them approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the Live Auction.) The same volunteer will then call them back approximately five minutes before the auctioning off of “The Enthusiast” and will then stay on the phone with the bidder until the conclusion of the bidding).