Los Angeles was host to a couple of very nice contemporary art auctions this past weekend. 1st up was the big SCION auction for their recent traveling exhibit “Installation 4” that hit a host of cities including a stop at last year’s Art Basel in Miami, FL. Somewhat of a mellow turnout, and some great deals to be had. The above Soto only went for about $3,500 – a steal. One of the surprises of the show saw the nail bat from Sage Vaughn going for $4,000. Having one of these in our own collection, I have to admit I was super stoked to see that action. Word is one of Sage’s paintings went for a huge sum at a recent UK auction and that’s got the collectors out in a big way searching out his work. During the Auction Freddi C and I were commenting on how many folks had been contacting each of us in the past few weeks for Sage’s work – out of the blue really, so the big auction impact explains all that. He’s an amazing talent, so glad to see things taking off for him.
All in all a fun day out and we came home with a killer new piece, and all we intended to do was check ’em both out. If you’ve never been, be sure to check out the next auction over at Bergamot… nice chill atmosphere and it’s outside. You can’t beat that.