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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

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November 18, 19, 2017: SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS

On Saturday, November 18, and Sunday November 19, 2017, art collectors will congregate at the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS event at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. The auction has been taking place for over thirty-seven years and features modern and contemporary works by mid-career and established artists. It includes all types of media: paintings, photography, sculpture, drawing, prints multiples, etc.
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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

This year in conjunction with the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the auction will spotlight prominent Latin artists. In fact, a Carlos Almaraz work will be up for auction. It is currently on view at LACMA in his retrospective "Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz." The collector who makes the lucky bid will pick up the painting at LACMA, once the run for the exhibition is completed.

Please view the full catalogue of secondary market Modern and Contemporary art online. If you have any questions or would like more information about Santa Monica Auctions, feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (310) 315-1937. Works up for auction can be viewed NOW at B-7 and A-5 galleries through Friday November 17, 8pm. 

Where: ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica 90404
When: Saturday, November 18th, 6:00pm; Sunday November 19th, 1:00pm
Phone: (310) 315-1937
Website: http://www.smauctions.com