Santa Monica Auctions to mark 30th anniversary with June 8 sale

Jasper Johns, Untitled, 1977, lithograph from edition of 53. Signed and numbered in pencil on recto, chopmark on recto. Size 39.5 x 27 inches. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions

Jasper Johns, Untitled, 1977, lithograph from edition of 53. Signed and numbered in pencil on recto, chopmark on recto. Size 39.5 x 27 inches. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Modern and contemporary art specialist Santa Monica Auctions will soon be celebrating a milestone – its 30th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the independently owned and operated gallery located at Bergamot Station Arts Center will host a June 8 auction with Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

Among the highlights of the sale are an untitled 1977 Jasper Johns lithograph from an edition of 53, artist-signed and numbered, and estimated at $25,000-$30,000. Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog (Red), a 1995 painted and chromed porcelain work from an edition of 2,300 will be offered, as well as a Carlos Almaraz oil on canvas, and an Ed Moses Krojib acrylic on canvas executed in 2001.

The possible star of the show is a 1991 untitled graffiti wall by renowed street artist Barry McGee. Comprised of six wood panels with spray paint, the artwork was commissioned for the Yerba Buena Museum of Art in San Francisco. It measures an impressive 96 x 252 inches and is expected to make $60,000-$80,000.

Watch for the online catalog to publish later this month on LiveAuctioneers.

Visit Santa Monica Auctions online at www.smauctions.com.

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ADDITIONAL IMAGES OF NOTE


Jasper Johns, Untitled, 1977, lithograph from edition of 53. Signed and numbered in pencil on recto, chopmark on recto. Size 39.5 x 27 inches. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions

Jasper Johns, Untitled, 1977, lithograph from edition of 53. Signed and numbered in pencil on recto, chopmark on recto. Size 39.5 x 27 inches. Estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions

Barry McGee, Untitled (Graffiti Wall), 1991, 6 wood panels with spray paint. Commissioned for the Yerba Buena Museum of Art, San Francisco. Overall image: 96 x 252 inches. Estimate: $60,000-$80,000. Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions

Barry McGee, Untitled (Graffiti Wall), 1991, 6 wood panels with spray paint. Commissioned for the Yerba Buena Museum of Art, San Francisco. Overall image: 96 x 252 inches. Estimate: $60,000-$80,000. Image courtesy Santa Monica Auctions