Santa Monica Art Auction Oct. 18th

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Santa Monica Auctions Roy Lichtenstein, ‘Pistol (from Banner)’, 1968, screenprint, 15 x 14 3/4″. Fall Live Public Fine Art Auction Sunday, October 18th, 2009 @ 1pm Location: Building I (Writer’s Boot Camp) @ Bergamot Station Arts Center Santa Monica Auctions Bergamot Station Art Center 2525 Michigan Avenue, C-2 and D-5, Santa Monica, CA 90404 Contact: Robert Berman Phone: (310) 315-1937, Fax: (310) 315-9508 E-mail: info@smauctions.com Web site, http://www.smauctions.com Preview Display: Galleries D5 on view now Preview Hours: 11am-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday 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 midcareer 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 as well as having incredible deals for works of this high quality and local known California artist. Raymond Pettibon, Detail of the original drawing for ‘Play Ball’, 1987, ink on paper, 23 x 16 1/4″. 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 lastminute surprises. Live previews are ongoing now in our D5 gallery and our catalogue can be viewed online on our website at http://www.smauctions.com. We look forward seeing you at the Sale on Sunday, October 18th at 1pm and continuing all afternoon.

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