Still lowres WARHOL MICKJAGGER June2012 Final SMAuction resizedtime to catch the final day of Santa Monica Auctions’ Expo Auction. Just in case you missed it… the MTA is coming to Bergamot Station….the entire C building will be demolished.  The Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica Auctions and Track 16 will all loose their longtime galleries.

You won’t want to miss this end of the line, blow-out auction, offering steals and deals like never before. You may enjoy the open bar too. Hundreds people are expected to attend this historic final auction, including celebrities, art lovers, and collectors.

Robert Berman also offers fun events and this one will be exceptional….not to mention the work at unheard of prices that will be up for auction!


See previous show (below, left) at the C-2 Gallery set to be leveled.

For the past 18 years, art lovers and collectors have grown accustomed to the Santa Monica Auctions’ annual event. This yearly outdoor live auction has become a fixture in the now ever popular Bergamot Art Station, providing an exclusive low cost alternative to acquiring collectible works by renowned artists.

Showcasing mid-career and established Los Angeles artists of all mediums including painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, multiples and prints, Santa Monica Auctions has been independently owned and operated for 26 years.

Photographer and director Michael Grecco, (who has attended this LA ‘art happening’ for the past 6 years) says, “I love the auction because of the eclectic mix of art and photography.”

The auction takes place on Saturday, June 9th at 6:00 p.m. & Sunday, June 10th at 1:00 p.m.

RenJune9th10th SMAuctionsowned works such as a 1970’s silkscreen by Andy Warhol of Mick Jagger (signed by both) will be included in this year’s auction. Another highlight is the very rare complete set of 5 hand pulled four-color silkscreens by rock icon David Bowie. Plus additional works to be auctioned by legendary artists such as Ed Kienholz, David Hockney, Raymond Pettibon, Pablo Picasso and more.

Live-internet bidding will be available at, as well as on an electronic catalogue.See to view all artwork. 

6.9 SMAuction altoon untitlednudeJohn Altoon (image right) Preview is currently on display at Gallery C2 so be sure to pop in to see some incredible work. Gallery Hours are 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. There will be a late night preview on Friday, June 8th, 2012 until 9:00 p.m.

What: Expo Auction Open for viewing
Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (C-2) 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 9040
When: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m


Also at Bergamot…(you have to buy tix though)

CLARE Foundation, a nonprofit providing compassionate treatment and recovery services for alcoholism and substance abuse, presents the sixth annual ART for CLARE at Bergamot Station.  

This fun-filled event features an art auction with works from conART for CLARE logo Verticaltemporary local artists, such as Billy Al Bengston, Lita Albuquerque, Jean Edelstein, Francine Fanali, Claire Felson, Marina Forstmann-Day, Jen Garrido, joe Goode, Tommy Hollenstein, Anthony Hopkins, John Huggins, Jay Mark Johnson, Ursula Kammer-Fox,  Bob Poe,, Ed Ruscha, Suzan Woodruff and many more.

Enjoy delicious gourmet food from popular restaurants on the Westside like Melisse, Kate Mantilini, El Cholo, and more!

Ticket price is $25.00

What: Art for CLARE Benefit
Where: Lanisha Cole, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica
When: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: (310) 314-6200


ADTopangaCnynStudioTourjpgAlso don’t forget it’s also the second and final day of the Pick of the week…..the 11th year of the Topanga Canyon Artists’ Studio Tour. See the Pick of the Week for more details.

This will be a great tour….if you have never been on it…you won’t want to miss it.

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What: 11th Annual Studio Tour
Where: Start at Topanga Canyon Gallery 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. (#109 Pine Tree Circle), Topanga, CA 90290
When: Sunday June 10 11am-5pm
Phone: 310 455-7909

Whew, wow…wish I could clone myself….I will be at many of these all weekend!  Enjoy!