SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS is holding a Modern and Contemporary Art Auction on Sunday, October 18th, starting at 1pm at Bergamot Station Arts Center. For the last 25 years, Santa Monica Auctions has been continuously offering important works for both the beginning art buyer as well as the most sophisticated connoisseur. Santa Monica Auctions feature the work of both mid-career and established artists of all mediums including modern and contemporary painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, multiples and prints.
Over the past few years we have received record prices for works by Ruscha, Pettibon, and Warhol. In addition we are also known for having incredible deals for works of high quality by local known California artists.
Besides our normal Modern and Contemporary material this sale will feature original Advertising, Urban and Illustration Art as well. Highlighted in the sale will be Raymond Pettibon's original drawing "Play Ball" from 1987, which was used for the well-known print series of the same image. Another work that will be featured is "Portrait of Craig Johnson", an important unique canvas by Andy Warhol, provenance of Douglas S. Cramer. The mixed-media on canvas work by Chaz, the patriarch of the Los Angeles grafitti art movement, is a seminal piece that was originally exhibited in 1987 at 01 Gallery and has been in the same collection since the show.
Unlike other auction houses, SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS will take significant works for consignment right up until the date of the sale so there are always last-minute surprises. Live previews are ongoing now in our D5 gallery and our catalogue can be viewed online on our website.
We look forward seeing you at the Sale on Sunday, October 18th at 1pm and continuing all afternoon.