SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS presents a Live Public Fine Art Auction of Modern & Contemporary Works in Two Sessions beginning on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 6pm and Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 1pm at the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA.
Locally and independently owned and operated since 1984, SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS showcases mid-career and established artists of all mediums including painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, multiples and prints. The lot list for this sale is comprised of important works by John Baldessari, Peter Alexander, Sean Cheetham, Guy Dill, James Doolin, Man Ray, Ed Ruscha, Jim Dine, John Altoon, Andy Warhol and many more.
Highlights include Richard Avedon’s 60.7 x 48.7 inch, 1969 portrait of Andy Warhol from an edition of 10 printed in 1975 and a Raymond Pettibon surfer ink on paper drawing from 1987. Other standouts are Larry Bell’s glass cube from 2007 and his rare 1984 Chairs in Space #2 mixed media game table from an edition of two, a vintage Nathan Olivera oil on canvas from 1957 and a 1986 Andy Warhol Annie Oakley silkscreen.
Photography selections include Taryn Simon’s Ski Dubai, William Klein’s Cadillac, New York from 1955 and works by Willy Ronis, Nobuyoshi Araki, Edmund Teske, Bruce Weber and Julian Wasser.
Built to emulate the guerilla auctions of New York City’s East Village in the early 1980s, SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS is noted for receiving record prices for works by Banksy, Pettibon, Ruscha
and Warhol as well as selling other gems for a fraction of their current market value, proving this event to be the ideal playground for the beginning art buyer and sophisticated collector alike.
Preview ongoing at Bergamot Station Arts Center in gallery spaces D5 & C2. The continually updated catalogue along with registration, phone and absentee bidding forms are available at www.smauctions.com. Live internet bidding on Saturday evening only at
www.liveauctioneers.com and http://www.artfact.com.
Press inquiries and those interested in consigning fine artworks may contact SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS at email@example.com or (310) 315-1937.
Event: SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS / Annual Summer Live Public Art
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM
Location: [Gallery D5 + C2]
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Preview Display: Now - Galleries D5 & C2
Gallery Hours: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Tuesday – Saturday