SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS is back for its annual event this Sunday, June 5, 2016. Now the train can take you straight to Bergamot Station. This year’s auction features works by iconic artists and with many starting bids for under $1000.

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Recto/Verso Portfolio , 1989
Handmade, archival case containing the complete suite of
12 cibachrome photograms
Presented in museum board mats with corresponding text printed on vellum sheets
Edition of 50 plus 10 Artists Proofs
Each signed, titled, numbered and dated in ink on verso
Image: 10.75 x 9 inches; Sheet: 13.75 x 11 inches; Vellum sheets: 19.75 x 16 inches, each;
Case: 21.75 x 17.375 x 3 inches
¨With the complete set of Are You Rea, 1968
Set of 25 lithographs
Edition of 500
Signed and numbered on frontispiece/accompanying letter by the Artist
Sheet: 12.5 x 10 inches, each
Published by Berkeley: Landweber/Artists, 1988
Estimate: $70,000/$100,000

Year after year Santa Monica Auctions has attracted knowledgeable collectors as well welcoming new art collectors – don’t miss the art talk this Saturday, June 4 at 1:00pm by Robert Berman himself who will be discussing the work up for auction. If you have ever considered becoming a collector, this SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS is easy and affordable way to jump in. Be sure to attend the talk and ask questions…or just sit back and learn.

6 5 2016 Pettibon-IStoleMySistersBoyfriend See image: Raymond Pettibon
No Title (I stole my sister boyfriend), 1984
Original artwork used for Sonic Youthss album “Goo” in 1990
Ink on paper
Signed and dated in ink on verso
Sheet: 10.5 x 8.5 inches;
Framed: 13.25 x 11.375 inches
Estimate: $20,000/$30,000

I can tell you first hand that Robert Berman is ONE of THE most knowledgeable dealers in the art world today. He has owned an operated SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS since 1984 and continues to add to his own personal collection. When asked which work he would keep for his own collection, he said it would be this Pettibon. “The Raymond Pettibon is arguably a holy grail by Pettibon – it was used for the original album cover for Sonic Youth, their album titled “Goo”. People will likely recognize this and understand how great and rare this drawing is,” said Robert Berman, owner of the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS.

Just a month ago, it was reported in the news that several Andy Warhol prints were stolen from a Missouri museum. I’m talking about the prints – not the paintings…which have become incrdibly valuable.  See my article in the Argonaut Newspaper about the Warhol currently part of the SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS catalogue. “We have one of Warhol’s incredible silk screens (from the same lot that was recently stolen from a museum in Missouri) – in mint condition and has never seen the light of day,” said Berman. ”We also have a rare nude called Maybelle by Robert Maplethorpe…one of ten…probably worth 30,000 to 40,000.”

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Self Portrait with Wife and Models, Paris , 1981
Gelatin silver print
Signed, titled, date and annotated
For Craig Krull in pencil on recto with
Copyright Helmut Newton Monte Carlo Reproduction Prohibited stamps on verso
Image: 11.125 x 11.125 inches; Sheet: 16.5 x 12 inches; Framed
Provenance: Acquired directly from Helmut Newton c. 1994 by Craig Krull
Estimate: $25,000/$30,000

Artworks by artists such as Banksy, Jean Michel Basquiat, David Bowie, George Condo, Shepard Fairey, Sam Francis, Robert Heinecken, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Raymond Pettibon, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and many more will all be up for auction at reduced prices.

June5 2016 SMAuctions Banksy GrannisSee image: Banksy, Grannies , 2006
Silkscreen
From the numbered edition of 500
Signed, numbered and annotated “4 Grace”with peace symbol remark in pencil on recto
Image: 19 x 20.5 inches; Sheet: 22.25 x 30 inches; Framed: 34 x 41 inches
Provenance: Acquired by current owner from Grace Jehan

Visit Bergamot Station, by train or by car…pop by the ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY (B-7) and SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS (A-5) to view (11-5pm) rare and unusual works of art. The SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS annual event will be held Sunday, June 5, from noon to 5pm just outside the two galleries (B-7 and A-5). Enjoy an art talk one day prior to the event on Saturday June 4 at 1:00pm. Robert Berman will discuss the works up for auction and answer all questions.

What: ART Talk / AUCTION

Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave. 
When: Art Talk: Saturday, June 4, at 1pm; Annual Auction, Sunday, June 5, 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Phone: (310)315.1937

Website: http://www.smauctions.com/