Art Walk 2009 / Sat, May 30th 12noon – 8PM
Muse, LACMA’s membership group for young artists and art enthusiasts, in partnership with the Miracle Mile Art Walk, will present Art Walk 2009 on Saturday, May 30th. Enjoy free admission to LACMA, The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, the Petersen Automotive Museum, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum from 12pm-8pm, followed by a fantastic after party at the El Rey Theater featuring live music, dancing, and complimentary drinks.
Santa Monica Auctions Annual Live Public Fine Art Auction
Sunday, May 31, 2009 starting at 1pm
Robert Berman Gallery [Gallery C2 + D5] in the Bergamot Station Art Center @ 2525 Michigan Avenue in Santa Monica
The Santa Monica Auctions is holding it’s 25th Anniversary Modern and Contemporary Art Auction on Sunday, May 31st, starting at 1pm at Bergamot Station Arts Center. Beginning in 1984, SM Auctions has been continuously offering important works for both the beginning art collector as well as the most sophisticated connoisseur collector. Santa Monica Auctions feature the work of both mid-career and established artists of all mediums including modern and contemporary painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, multiples and prints. Last year’s sale was highlighted with unique works by Ed Ruscha, Banksy and Ed Moses. This year’s collection is shaping up to include amazing works by Art Luminaries such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein. Highlights from this sale also include important works by historically important beat artist Wallace Berman, famed street artist Chaz, unique pieces by Chris Burden, a vast collection of very early and rare Raymond Pettibon original drawings from the 1980’s-1990’s, prints by masters Henri Mattisse and Pablo Picasso, and contemporaries Bruce Nauman and Shepard Fairey. 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 last-minute surprises.
Live previews are ongoing now in their galleries and the full catalogue can be viewed online at www.smauctions.com