Warhol, Pettibon and Ruscha headline Santa Monica’s Oct. 18 auction

Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions.

Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – On Oct. 18, Santa Monica Auctions will hold a Modern and Contemporary Art auction at the Bergamot Station Arts Center, starting at 1 p.m. Pacific Time, 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

In addition to Modern and Contemporary artworks, the sale will feature original advertising, urban and illustration art. A top highlight is Raymond Pettibon’s original 1987 drawing titled Play Ball, 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 and unique canvas by Andy Warhol. The painting carries provenance that includes the collection of Douglas S. Cramer.

A 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.

The auction also includes photographs by many of the giants of the 20th century, including important prints by Irving Penn and Walker Evans.

For the last 25 years, Santa Monica Auctions has brought to the marketplace significant works for both the beginning art buyer and the most sophisticated connoisseur, achieving record prices for works by Ruscha, Pettibon and Warhol. The gallery features the work of both mid-career and established artists of all media, including modern and contemporary painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, multiples and prints.

Santa Monica Auctions is unusual in that they will accept appropriate consignments right up to the date of the sale, so there are always last-minute surprises.

For information on any lot in the Oct. 18 auction, call 310-315-1937. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet through www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

Click here to view Santa Monica Auction’s complete catalog.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


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Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions.

Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions.

Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions.

Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions.

Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions.

Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions.

Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions.