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Oyster Bay resident Artist of the Year at celebrity auction

Mort Künstler's doodle of Abraham Lincoln is to

Mort Künstler's doodle of Abraham Lincoln is to be auctioned at Doodle for Hunger XI, Nov. 4 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Künstler is also to be named Artist of the Year at the auction. Credit: Doodle for Hunger

Oyster Bay resident Mort Künstler will be a featured artist in a charity auction next week.

Doodle for Hunger is St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters’ annual celebrity art auction, which will feature doodles by Betty White, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Jorge Posada, Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, John Travolta and hundreds of others, according to a news release.

Künstler’s doodle, “Abraham Lincoln,” features the 16th president standing in front the American flag. According to the event’s coordinator, Joseph Sano, Künstler’s piece and 24 others will be part of the evening’s live auction, featuring the top 25 of the 130 pieces submitted for the evening. The remaining pieces will be auctioned silently.

Sano also said Künstler is being named Artist of the Year at the auction, which is to be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, in Manhattan.

Künstler is also the featured artist of a Civil War exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn.

Künstler's doodle is set to have an opening bid of $1,000.
 

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