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ART Event this Weekend

lowres-retna_crooked_smauctionsSANTA MONICA AUCTIONS celebrates ART this Sunday November 20th. “Auctions are the fun exciting and best value way to collect and buy art that you will love forever,” said longtime art dealer and owner, Robert Berman. A successful gallerist, (ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY), he has be a part of the art world for the past forty years, Berman has watched it change around him. He said he appreciates the benefits of the internet, which has made buying art accessible to so many from all over the world. In addition, the live auction has welcomed new collectors and opened up buying opportunities to everyday people who can either start or continue to add to their art collection.

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS features a large array of modern and contemporary works and showcases mid-career and established artists of all mediums including painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, etc. Works such as “Index”, a first edition Warhol from 1987, and Frank Romero’s 1984 oil on canvas of “Niño y Caballo” are set to be auctioned, along with art from the likes of Ed Ruscha, RETNA, Ed Moses, Patrick Nagel, and more.


The public will also have a chance to bid on artworks by Peter Alexander, Banksy, Bill Barminski, Jonathan Borofsky, Phoebe Brunner, Joe Goode, , Robert Graham,  Keith Haring, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Annie Leibovitz, Joan Miro, Takashi Murakami, Raymond Pettibon, Frank Romero, etc.

This Sunday November 20th, at noon…find your art treasure and add to your collection….or start a new one at SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS. The auction will run as long as it needs to (around 6pm). Bergamot Station Arts Center is located at 2525 Michigan Ave., in Santa Monica. Be sure to arrive early, as these events are very popular. Enjoy refreshments while having the chance to sit beside avid collectors and learn firsthand the true value of collecting art. SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS has allowed all art lovers, and collectors…both novice and professionals to come together in one inclusive event.


The SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS Gallery will be open every day from 11-6pm, and this Saturday November 19, 2016 until 8pm. The preview is currently on view now at both galleries A-5 and B-7 at Bergamot Station (Tues-Fri 11-6pm) and will remain open until 8pm on Saturday, November 19th. Visit the website to see the ever changing catalog. If you are unable to attend, online and phone live bidding will be available.

Whether you are new to art or an avid collector, Santa Monica Auctions has something for you.

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