SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Hosts Its Annual Auction...June 5th, 2016!

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS presents its annual auction for 2016 on Sunday, June 5th 2016. SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS has been independently owned and operated since 1984 and offers unusual and well-known artworks by both emerging and established artists.

Raymond Pettibon
No Title (I stole my sister boyfriend), 1984
Original artwork used for Sonic Youthss album "Goo" in 1990
Ink on paper
Signed and dated in ink on verso
Sheet: 10.5 x 8.5 inches; Framed: 13.25 x 11.375 inches
Estimate: $20,000/$30,000

Unlike other auction houses Santa Monica auctions accept rare, and important artworks up until the day of the auction. This is different than most auction houses since most print catalogues much earlier and stop accepting works at least a week prior to the auction. Whether you are new to art or an established collector, the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS offers an opportunity like no other.

Robert Berman, owner of the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS said, “One fascinating work that will be up for auction is the original drawings by the artist Raymond Pettibon (originally an LA artist, now a New York artist), the drawing was created in 1984 but was later chosen for the cover of Sonic Youth’s infamous album entitled ‘Goo.’ Sonic Youth was one of the seminal art and music groups to come out of the punk rock era. “The Raymond Pettibon is arguably a holy grail by Pettibon. Music lovers will likely recognize this and understand how great and rare this drawing is,” said Berman.

“Another exciting work up for auction is the Robert Heinecken portfolio,” continued the art dealer. ”The Heineken portfolio is a rare suite that includes twelve cibachrome photograms and a suite of twenty five lithographs, all by the infamous Robert Heineken.”

Highlights of the annual auction include works by renowned artists such as: Peter Alexander, Charles Arnoldi, Don Bachardy, Banksy, Jean Michel Basquiat, Billy Al Bengston, David Bowie, Judy Chicago, George Condo, Laddie John Dill, Ned Evans,  Shepard Fairey, Sam Francis,  Joe Goode, Robert Graham, Robert Heinecken, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ed Moses, Helmut Newton, Raymond Pettibon,  Pablo Picasso, Alex Prager, Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and many more.

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS is open everyday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stop by to view works to be auctioned off at both the A-5 and B-7 galleries. On Saturday, June 4th, enjoy an auction preview talk by Robert Beman. Visit the website online to see the full catalogue. 

Ed Moses
Nambe #8 , 1987-97
Oil and acrylic on canvas
Signed and dated in ink on verso
72 x 60 inches
Provenance: Brian Gross Gallery, San Francisco; LA Louver, Venice CA, tag on verso
Estimate: $30,000/$50,000

On Sunday, June 5th, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (possibly later), don’t miss the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS, which will be held in between the B-7 Gallery and A5 Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center (‪2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica). There will be both online and live phone bidding as well. One day before the auction, on Saturday, June 4th, Robert Berman will give an art talk about the items up for auction at 1:00 p.m. http://www.smauctions.com

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