Tim11.11 TheLastGoodbuy AUCTIONe for the Weekend Update….whew…lots of fun events going on. We’ve got Pinot Days kicking off on Friday and culminating in a big event on Sunday November 11th. Wish I could clone myself. There are just too many great events going on…

Also LA Art Party is giving away FREE tickets to the Green Festival next weekend. See our Upcoming Page.

Don’t forget the Pick of the Week takes place at Bergamot Station this Sunday. The Santa Monica Auctions will offer a farewell event at the doomed C Building. The tenants are being booted out of their longtime galleries by the MTA.

It’s a great time to pick up some amazing deals. Start your art collection NOW, if you haven’t already. Invest in art!

It will be a sad day at Bergamot….but also the final soiree for both Track 16 and Santa Monica Auctions. Not only can you bid on legendary art at the Santa Monica Auctions event, but you can also pick up some fabulous deals at Track 16’s moving sale.

Nov11 SMAuctions MOSES CROSSWIRECelebrate their legacy with a bang this Saturday, as Santa Monica Auctions and Track 16 hold their final events.

Santa Monica Auctions presents The Last Goodbuy auction, to bid farewell to their beloved location of nearly 19 years…

See image left, Ed Moses
Crosswire, 1992
Oil and acrylic on canvas (diptych)
Signed and dated on verso
Provenance: Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, TX; Brian Gross Fine Art, Inc, San Francisco, CA; LA Louver, Venice, CA tags on verso
Image: 60 x 96 inches installed

lowres Nov11 SMAuctions WARHOL MAO BUThe auction will feature mid-career and established artists of all mediums including painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, multiples and prints.

Renowned works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Christo, George Condo, Paul Conrad, Marilyn Minter, Robert Rauschenberg, John Register, Weegee, John Altoon and many more will be included in this year’s auction.

See image, right, Andy Warhol – Mao FS #95, 1972
Screenprint on paper
From the edition of 250
Signed and stamped on verso
Image: 36 x 36 inches; Framed: 39 x 39 inches

lowres Nov11 SMAuctions CONRAD LOT OF TWO DETAILAnother highlight, Berman has agreed to donate one hundred percent of the sale of two Paul Conrad works to the restoration fund of the late artist’s endangered sculpture, “Chain Reaction.”

See my article in this past week’s Santa Monica Mirror about “Chain Reaction” and the support that the Paul Conrad piece is receiving.

See image, left How Would You LIke to Be Introduced…?, 1975
Numbered 23/25
Signed and numbered in pencil on recto
14 x 10 inches

Independently owned and operated for 27 years, SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS presents unique and rare pieces in a unique and rare setting outdoors.

SAlowres Nov11 SMAuctions REGISTER HOLLYWOODNTA MONICA AUCTIONS’ eclectic but sophisticated eye for resilient and relative artworks, live-internet bidding and an electronic catalogue to accommodate last-minute consignments solidify its reputation as a buyer’s sale.

See image right, John Register
Hollywood, 1989
Printers proof outside the edition of 75
Signed, numbered and dated on recto; Also signed by Charles Bukowski
Published by Modernism; Cover of Hollywood a 1989 novel by Charles Bukowski
Image: 15 x 11 inches; Framed: 27 x 23 inches

Don’t miss this historic final event….November 11th. The Last Goodbuy, a Live Public Art Auction of Modern & Contemporary Art will be held on Sunday, at 12:00 PM at the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA.

Gallowres Nov11 SMAuctions MarilynMinter Bridlelery C2 in Bergamot Station Arts Center is currently housing a preview of the auction with new consignments being added daily. The continually updated online catalogue may be viewed at www.smauctions.com.

See image left, Marilyn Minter
Bridle, 2004
C-print diacec mounted with wood brace
Edition of 5 plus 2 artist proofs
60 x 40 inches

Preview Display, Gallery Hours: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Tuesday – Saturday Late night preview on Saturday, November 10 open from 6pm-9 PM

What: SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS / Live Public Fine Art Auction
Where: [Gallery C2] Bergamot Station Arts Center 2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90404
When: Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Website: http://www.robertbermangallery.com/