Thursday, May 28th, 2009
The highest estimated lot at this weekend’s Santa Monica Auction is Ed Ruscha’s Hollywood Stunt People, 1998, estimated at $150,000-$180,000.
This Saturday, May 30, Santa Monica Auctions will hold its 25th anniversary modern and contemporary art auction, featuring painting, sculpture, photography, multiples and prints. The event kicks off at 1pm at the Bergamot Station Arts Center, in Santa Monica (just outside of Los Angeles), and online bidding can be done here. With a heavy focus on modestly priced prints and editions, the 353 lot auction features many of the established names one would expect to find in a modern and contemporary sale, alongside several newer faces who have emerged from the urban art world, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Takashi Murakami, Mark Ryden, Marcel Dzama, FAILE, Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Antony Micallef.
Mark Ryden - Untitled. Pencil on paper. Estimate: $20,000-$24,000.
Read on for the rest of our selection of lots.
FAILE – Buttefly Girl, 2005. Spraypaint and acrylic on windowpane. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000
Banksy – Applause, 2006. Unique Trial proof screenprint on paper. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000.
Shepard Fairey – I’m Gonna Kick Your Ass, 2006. Silkscreen, 3/9 AP. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000
Damien Hirst – Cathedral, 2007. Silkscreen with glazes, 5/50. Estimate: 26,000-$28,000.
Alex Katz – Susan, 1976. Screenprint, LII/L out of an edition of 175. Estimate: $4,000-$5,000.
Jeff Koons, Puppy, 1998. Porcelain., ed. of 3000. Estimate: $9,000-$12,000.
Robert Longo – Jules, 2002. Lithograph, 9/120. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000.
Antony Micallef – Beginning of the End, 2007. Nickel plated bronze, 11/25. Estimate: $40,000-$50,000.
Takashi Murakami – Second Mission project KO2 mega mix kit, 1999. Molded resin and paint, ed. of 200. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.
Raymond Pettibon, Untitled, 1984. Ink on paper. Estimate: $12,000-$18,000.
Marcel Dzama, Two Girls with Clown, 1999. Pencil and watercolor on paper. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000.