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Fine Art

Miyoko Ito, Kachina, 1973

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers sells Fine Art of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries with a particular emphasis on Modern and Contemporary paintings, prints, drawings, and sculpture. The Fine Art Department sells approximately 150-250 works per auction in a wide range of price points.

Due to the carefully selected number of lots in the sales, our consignors’ property receives maximum global exposure. Each lot also receives close personal attention from our specialists. Toomey & Co. Auctioneers’ buyers and sellers include both domestic and international private collectors, interior designers, dealers, galleries, and museums.

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Contact a Specialist

Erin Marcell, Senior Specialist, Fine Art

Erin Marcell

Senior Specialist
American & European
Fine Art

erin@toomeyco.com

708.383.5234

Erin Marcell is a Senior Specialist in Fine Art at Toomey & Co. Auctioneers. She has worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust in Oak Park. After attending graduate school, Erin managed Oprah Winfrey’s fine art and decorative art collections, purchasing for the collection in the auction world.

Erin lived in New York City from 2008 to 2012, working as Gallery Director for Robert Simon Fine Art, specializing in American and European art dating from the 15th through 20th centuries. Since returning to Chicago in 2012, Erin founded Marcell Advisory LLC to offer collection management advising, curation, and research services, and she has continued working with private collections and applying her expertise in appraisals, auction houses, and design.

Originally from Colorado, Erin’s passion for the arts was instilled by growing up with artists for parents. Erin has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Denver and a Master of Science in Design Theory and Decorative Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Erin is currently a member of the American Society of Appraisers and the American Alliance of Museums, and she serves on the Board of Spudnik Press Cooperative, a printmaking studio in Chicago.

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Aron Packer

Senior Specialist
Contemporary &
Outsider Art

aron@toomeyco.com

708.383.5234

Aron Packer joined the company in 2019 as a Senior Specialist in the Fine Art Department. He is a longtime Chicagoan and grew up in Rogers Park surrounded by art and design, with his mother a painter and his father an industrial designer. Aron caught the collecting bug early, following his parents to antique shows and purchasing inventory for their antique quilt gallery. He has a B.A. in Industrial Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Aron brings over 25 years of experience as a gallerist for Aron Packer Gallery and Packer/Schopf Gallery, with over 200 exhibitions over the years. His focus has been Contemporary Art, with additional expertise in Folk and Outsider Art. The galleries participated in numerous art fairs, including Context/Art Miami, Bridge Miami, Next Chicago, Art Chicago, SOFA Chicago/New York/Santa Fe, The Outsider Art Fair NYC, and Outsiders Outside/Michigan and Chicago. Aron has juried regional shows held at The Racine Art Museum, Rockford Art Museum, South Bend Museum of Art, SAIC Fashion Department / Sophomore Monetary Awards, Beverly Art Center, and the Evanston Art Center, along with many others.

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