SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Hosts its Fall Auction, November 18th & 19th, 2017

It’s time for the fall edition annual SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS.  Due to popular demand, the event will be held on two days…Saturday, November 18th and Sunday November 19th where art lovers and collectors gather for exceptional deals.

Robert Berman; Photo by RBilow Photography

Owner Robert Berman has a longstanding reputation as an established art dealer. SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS was founded in 1984 offering the general public unlimited access to fine art in all media such as paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, drawings, etc.

This event offers a timely feature. A good percentage of the work being auctioned is by artists who fall under the jurisdiction of the Getty Museum's initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The initiative explores Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Artists include: Carlos Alfonzo, Richard Duardo, Elsa Flores, Diane Gamboa, Margaret Garcia, Gilbert “Magu” Lujan, Frank Romero, Robert Graham, Manuel Ocampo, GRONK, Salomon Huerta, Luis Jimenez,  Leo Limon, Los Carpinteros, Los Four, and Vik Muniz.

Hawaiian Nocturne, a work by Carlos Almaraz painted in 1983 is one of the works up for auction. This timeless pastel on paper is currently on view at the prestigious LA County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Carlos Almaraz (NOW on view at LACMA), Hawaiian Nocturne, 1983, Pastel on paper, Signed and dated on recto, 18.75 x 24.5 inches, Provenance: Acquired directly from the Artist by present owner; Currently on view/on exhibit at LACMA’s Playing with Fire; Illustrated: Playing with Fire, Paintings by Carlos Almaraz, p. 37 - Estimate: $25,000/$30,000

Other works garnering attention include: The American Way II, by Ed Kienholz, Llyn FoulkesReturn Here, Robert Graham’s Lori and works by additional renowned artists such as Peter Alexander, John Baldessari, Banksy, Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Mike Kelley, Patrick Nagel, Andy Warhol, and more.

New art collectors and pros come from all over...don’t miss the chance to purchase rare and fine collectible art at unbelievable prices. Consumers are encouraged to stop by prior to the auction and ask questions.The staff at SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS will answer questions to help enlighten new collectors about the ins and outs of collecting art.
Andy Warhol, Flowers, 1970, Silkscreen, From the numbered edition of 250, Signed in ballpoint pen on verso, stamped on verso, Sheet: 36 x 36 inches; Framed: 36.5 x 36.5 inches Provenance: Acquired from Ronnie Greenburg Gallery by Frank Jacobs ca. 1975 - Estimate: $20,000/$25,000
The auction preview is currently on view now at the A-5 & B-7 galleries at Bergamot Station (Tues-Fri 11-6pm) and will remain on view through Friday, November 17th 2017, until 8:00pm.
The SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS event will take place across two days… Saturday, November 18th, 6:00 p.m. and Sunday November 19th, at 1:00 p.m. at the ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY (B-7), Bergamot Station at 2525 Michigan Avenue in Santa Monica. For additional info call 310 315-1937 or email the gallery at  info@smauctions.com. View all works on  www.smauctions.com.

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