BERKELEY, Calif. – PBA Galleries will hold a 420-lot auction titled Photography and Fine Art – The Jack and Beverly Waltman Collection on April 7. Jack Waltman, an accomplished photographer in his own right, was also a patron to and a collector of many of the 20th century’s finest photographers. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
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MONROVIA, Calif. – There was plenty of excitement at John Moran Auctioneers in the days leading up to two of our most successful sales of the year, Postwar & Contemporary Art + Design and Prints & Multiples. Not one, but two auction world records were set at the sale and the first belonged to the Hans Jorgensen Wagner AT-33 sewing table, from circa 1960. The teak oak table that boasted drop-leaf sides and a pull-out inset basket was estimated at $1,000-$1,500, but sold for $3,125. The second world record was set with the citrus orange Made In California screenprint by revered Los Angeles artist, Edward Ruscha. The well-known print, produced in an edition of only 100, incited fierce bidding from online auction goers, as well as from nearly every phone available. Estimated at $50,000-$70,000, the stunning 1971 Ruscha piece sold for $100,000.
MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers is excited to announce the Postwar & Contemporary Art + Design sale taking place on June 9, beginning at 10 am Pacific time. We are thrilled to offer property from two private notable collections in this 227-lot sale: the collection of the Dharam Damama’s, an internationally acclaimed dealer/collector duo, and the Blake Byrne collection. Both are sure to thrill modern and contemporary art lovers alike. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.