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A CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION BENEFITTING
PROJECT ANGEL FOOD

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

7:00PM Cocktails & Viewing
8:00PM Live Auction

TOBIAS MEYER
Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art,
Sotheby's Principal Auctioneer

CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY
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LOT L1 ANDY WARHOL / CHANDELIER 2, 1981-83


Unique gelatin silver print 10 X 8 inches (25.4 X 20.3 cm), print size Auction estimate: $15,000

Gift of James Hedges and courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

This unique silver gelatin print by Andy Warhol was taken in a hotel in Toledo, Spain in 1983. Warhol's 35 mm camera, often called 'his date', was with him at all times. His keen eye cast an exacting gaze on his surroundings, and when he traveled and found himself in hotels he loved to photograph recurrent themes: room service trays, toilets, phones, and glamorous hotel lobby chandeliers. A selection of photographs from Paris in 1980 and 1981 will be on view in the Gagosian Gallery booth during Paris Photo Los Angeles from April 25-28. Andy Warhol was born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was the progenitor of Pop Art and unarguably the most influential artist of the 20th century.
LOT L2 WILLIAM EGGLESTON / UNTITLED (1983/1999) FR. DEMOCRATIC FOREST


Dye transfer print 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm), print size Auction estimate: $55,000

Gift of the artist and Gagosian Gallery

Untitled (1983/1990), by William Eggleston is an intimate glimpse into the life of the artist, a self-portrait in the form of an eloquent still life. This dye-transfer print is from Eggleston's Democratic Forest series of autobiographical images made between 1983-1986. "I was photographing democratically" the artist said, explaining his openness to photographing all subjects, high and low. Born in 1939 in Memphis, Eggleston is a giant among 20th Century photographers and a critically influential artist among painters as well. He is credited with legitimizing color photography as a fine art form, pioneering the use of dye-transfer technology. More than a century after the advent of color film and a decade after popular media fused with contemporary art, his first museum exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1976, was also the first fine-art exhibition of color photography. Eggleston has been the subject of many prestigious museum exhibitions including The J.Paul Getty Museum, LACMA, the Whitney Museum, and the Corcoran Gallery. His show At War With the Obvious is now on view at MOMA, and his exhibition New Dyes will be exhibited and become part of the Tate Modern's permanent collection this year.
LOT L3 MARILYN MINTER / TWO GREEN FLARES (PAMELA ANDERSON), 2007


C-print 60 x 86 inches (152.4 x 218.4 cm), framed Edition 1 of 3 plus 2 AP's Auction estimate: $42,000

Gift of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Marilyn Minter (b. 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a photographer, video artist, painter and lecturer at the MFA Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her early work, which is critical but also occasionally pornographic, drew an enormous amount of criticism from feminists. From the 1990s onwards, she developed a hyperrealist style of painting based on her own photographic templates in which the worlds of glamour and fashion are quoted in a feverishly obtrusive manner. She staged her first large-scale museum exhibition in San Francisco in 2005, and since then has been involved in many institutional exhibitions, including the Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2011), Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2012), Louisiana Museum, Denmark (2012), Kunsthaus Zurich (2012), and she was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennal. Minter's new work is currently on view at Regen Projects, Los Angeles. This summer, her work will be included in the exhibition "Riotous Baroque" at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Minter lives and works in New York, New York.
LOT L4 CATHERINE OPIE / COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT


Chromogenic Print 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm), paper size (image shown is an existing work) Auction estimate: $25,000

Gift of the artist and courtesy of Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Catherine Opie (b. 1961, Sandusky, Ohio) is a prominent photographer, whose work includes portraits and landscapes, ranging in format from large-scale color works to smaller black and white prints. Moving from the territory of the body to the framework of the city, Opie's various photographic series are linked together by a conceptual framework of community portraiture. Opie has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2011), LACMA (2010), the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2002), as well as a mid-career survey at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (2008). Opie lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Catherine Opie will create a unique work in collaboration with the winning bidder, or person(s) designated by the winning bidder as the portrait subject(s). The portrait may include up to two people. Portrait will be taken in Catherine Opie's studio in California; transportation is not included in the auction lot. The finished portrait will be 20 x 16 inches, and framing will be provided by Art Services Melrose to the artist's specifications.
LOT L5 RETNA / I BET YOU DON'T REMEMBER THAT I'M THE KID THAT CAME THROUGH (USED TO WASH YOUR CAR), 2013


Enamel, acrylic, crystallina on canvas 72 x 72 inches (182.9 x 182.9 cm) Auction estimate: $45,000

Gift of the artist and Michael Kohn Gallery

RETNA (Marquis Lewis) was born in 1979 in Los Angeles. At an early age, RETNA was introduced to L.A.'s mural culture. While still in high school, he led one of the largest and most innovative graffiti art collectives the city has witnessed. He is perhaps best known for appropriating fashion advertisements and amplifying them with his unique layering, intricate line work, text-based style and incandescent color palette reflecting an eclectic artistic tradition. RETNA became just as notorious for his ornate painting technique as his timeless style: he used paintbrushes mixed with the traditional spray can. Many of his pieces synthesize the line between fine art and graffiti, between power and opposition, between tradition and advancement, between the past and future. As an integral part of the Los Angeles art scene since the mid-1990s, RETNA has participated in over thirty international exhibitions and countless public murals including the Houston/Bowery wall in New York City (2012). Yielding an unmistakable aesthetic that integrates appropriated contemporary photography, graffiti, traditional painting and a unique glyphic style, he has emerged as one of the most prolific graffiti artists in the contemporary art world.
LOT L6 FRANCESCO VEZZOLI / NEO-ROCOCO PORTRAIT OF NICKI MINAJ AS MADAME BARBE DE RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, 2011


Inkjet print on photo rag ultra smooth paper mounted on Dibond 43-1/8 x 31-1/2 inches (109.5 x 80 cm), framed Ed. Unique Auction estimate: $100,000

© Francesco Vezzoli. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery

Over the last decade, in a series of provocative works that have explored the undisputed power of contemporary media culture, Francesco Vezzoli points to the societal worship of figures from the fashion and celebrity industries. This artwork originates from a special project Vezzoli produced in 2011 for the September issue of W Magazine where he conceived and produced four exclusive photographic portraits of the hip-hop queen and charts sensation Nicki Minaj, in the garb of the four most iconic European courtesans of the 18th and 19th centuries. In this portrait, Nicki Minaj poses as Madame Barbe de Rimsky-Korsakov, also known as "La Venus Tartare", lover of Napoleon III. The frame is an original 18th century Rococo antique. Francesco Vezzoli was born in 1971, in Brescia, Italy. Exhibitions include: The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin; Fondazione Prada, Milan; Tate Modern, London; and the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow. Vezzoli's next project is a trilogy of fantastical exhibitions under the umbrella title "The Trinity", beginning at the Maxxi in Rome and traveling to MoMA PS1, and MOCA, Los Angeles.
LOT L7 MARK BRADFORD / UNTITLED, 2012 (set of 6)


Etching, photogravure and chine-colle A suite of set 6 prints 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm) each, framed Edition of 25 Auction estimate: $28,000

Gift of the artist

Mark Bradford was born in Los Angeles, where he continues to live and work. He received both his BFA (1995) and his MFA (1997) from the California Institute for the Arts. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2009 MacArthur Fellowship Award, the Bucksbaum Award for his contribution to the Whitney Biennial in 2006, a 2006 USA Fellowship Award, and a 2013 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. His works are in the collection of many major institutions including the Cincinnati Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden/The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. This suite of 6 prints exhibit's Bradford's continued interest in found materials, with central text-based imagery borrowed from a body of work known as "Merchant Posters" -- small collaged works using real advertising signs gathered from the street around the artist's Los Angeles studio -- and surrounding border the result of using discarded etching plates.
LOT L8 MARK RYDEN / LINCOLN MEAT CART, 2012


Porcelain sculpture 14 x 14 x 9 inches (35.6 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm) Auction estimate: $60,000

Gift of the artist and Michael Kohn Gallery

Upon first glance, Mark Ryden's work seems to mirror the Surrealists' fascination with the subconscious and collective memories. However, Ryden transcends the initial Surrealists' strategies by consciously choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation. His dewy vixens, cuddly plush pets, alchemical symbols, religious emblems, primordial landscapes, and slabs of meat challenge his audience, not necessarily with their own oddity, but with the introduction of their soothing cultural familiarity into unsettling circumstances. Two of Ryden's major themes collide in Lincoln Meat Cart: The figure of Abe Lincoln, and raw, mouthwatering cuts of steak. Ryden's work is not only inspired by recent history and American cultural iconography, but also the works of past masters. The result is a strange and sometimes challenging, but always hauntingly beautiful, work of art steeped in the lessons of art history. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, where he works slowly and happily amidst his countless collections of trinkets, statues, skeletons, books, paintings, and antique toys.
LOT L9 DAN COLEN / TBT, 2012


M and M's on paper 82 x 60 inches (208.3 x 152.4 cm), framed Auction estimate: $80,000

Gift of the artist and Gagosian Gallery

Dan Colen rose to prominence in the 2000's in New York's lower East Side along with Nate Lowman, Ryan McGinley, the late Dash Snow and Aaron Young, among others. He has emerged from this now legendary scene to become one of the most accomplished and promising multimedia neo-pop artists of his generation. Using such common low-culture ephemera as confetti, chewing gum, flowers, trash and candy, Colen creates masterful compositions steeped in the psychology of the familiar, that also allude to the formal compositions of his abstract expressionist predecessors. In using the melting M&Ms as a medium, Colen provokes a collision of joy and sorrow, arousing happy memories and the mourning of the bygone days of childhood. The composition also works as an animated action painting in which the accidental and the random mix poetically with his formal compositional concerns in the "all-over" Jackson Pollock like image that results. Colen has said an artist must have faith in any object he creates. Like Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons before him, he embraces the ready-made and the pursuit of capturing the ephemeral and the abstract.
LOT L10 ED RUSCHA / CINCO, 2000


Acrylic and pencil on paper 12 x 9-3/8 inches (30.5 x 23.8 cm) Auction estimate: $45,000

Gift of the artist and Gagosian Gallery. Winning bidder agrees to extend first right of refusal to artist and Gagosian Gallery

Ed Ruscha, one of America's greatest living artists, is a cultural treasure who has defined 'cool' in California since his arrival from Oklahoma City in 1956. Encompassing photography, drawing, painting, and artist books, Ruscha's work holds the mirror up to the banality of urban life and gives order to the barrage of mass media-fed images and information that confront us daily. Ruscha's early career as a graphic artist continues to strongly influence his aesthetic and thematic approach. In Cinco, Ruscha combines the splatter ground he uses to communicate pavement in his Metroplot paintings, with a surreal trompe l'oieul rendering of a floating glass reminiscent of his work from the 1960's. Typically Ruscha, Cinco defies categorization. It's a still-life, a landscape, and somehow surreal, photo-real, and abstract all in one. Ruscha has been the subject of numerous international museum retrospectives including those organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC; the Jeu de Paume, Paris; the Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, and the Hayward Gallery, London. Ruscha was the United States representative at the 51st Venice Biennale.
LOT L11 DAVE MULLER / COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT


Acrylic on paper 84 x 36 inches (213.4 x 91.4 cm) (image shown is an existing work) Auction estimate: $35,000

Gift of the artist and courtesy of Blum & Poe

Dave Muller was born in 1964 in San Francisco and lives and works in Los Angeles. He has had numerous exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including solo shows at the Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Castillo y Leon, Leon, Spain; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and St. Louis Art Museum. Recent group exhibitions include The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham; Rock-Paper-Scissors, Pop Music as Subject of Visual Art, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria; and Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Mr. Muller will create a unique work in collaboration with the winning bidder, or person designated by the winning bidder as the portrait subject. The portrait subject will select his/her favorite ten albums and Mr. Muller will reproduce the spines of those albums as the artwork, similar to as shown at right. The height of the album spines will match the height of the portrait subject. Height of the final work will be 84 inches; width will be 36 inches. Portrait subject can live globally as discussion of the chosen albums will occur via email. Framing will be by Art Services Melrose, to the artist's specifications. These commissioned portraits are widely pursued by collectors but it is rare for Mr. Muller to create them.
LOT L12 JAMES WELLING / FD6, 2012


Archival inkjet print on Canson Baryta Photographique paper 47-3/4 x 41-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (121.3 x 105.4 x 3.8 cm), framed Unique edition Auction estimate: $25,000

Gift of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles

James Welling (b. 1951, Hartford, Connecticut) is one of the foremost photographers in his field. Welling's iconoclastic and structuralist approach to photography has allowed him to explore a variety of formal and theoretical facets of picture making. The artist's most recent series, Fluid Dynamics, continues Welling's study of the relationship between light and the photographic process through this group of photograms, made by exposing wet photographic paper to light from an enlarger. Furthering this process, he manipulates the color through Adobe Photoshop on the digital files of the photogram. Welling's work is currently on view in a major survey at the Cincinnati Art Museum (catalogue produced). He has had solo museum shows at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut (2012); Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota (2010); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2002); Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (2000) and has numerous publications on his work, including the James Welling: Monograph (Aperture). Welling lives and works in Los Angeles.
LOT L13 HERNAN BAS / HE ONLY EVER READ THE GOOD NEWS..., 2013


Acrylic and 24k gold leaf on linen 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm), canvas size Auction estimate: $40,000

Gift of the artist

Hernan Bas was born in Miami, Florida in 1978. Tinged with nihilist romanticism and born of literary intrigue and a passion for historical painting, Bas's sensuously delightful paintings personify epic romance, embracing both the decadence and nastiness of pleasure. His works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, among them the 2012 retrospective at the Kunstverein Hannover, Germany; the 2007 retrospective at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, which presented a decade of the artist's work and traveled to the Brooklyn Museum of Art in February 2009; and inclusion in the Nordic Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale, curated by Elmgreen & Dragset. Recent group exhibitions include On Painting, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (2013); Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project , the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (2011); and The Cry, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain (2011). The artist lives and works in Detroit, Michigan.
LOT L14 JORGE PARDO / SPECIAL COMMISSION: BERLIN FLOWERS 2


Dimensions vary Auction estimate: $40,000

Gift of the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles

Jorge Pardo is known for exploring the boundaries between art, architecture, and design. He employs a broad palette of vibrant colors and eclectic patterns, referencing both organic and industrial forms in his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and design objects. Working on small and monumental scales, Pardo is constantly challenging conventional notions of art. Pardo was named a 2010 MacArthur Fellow. His paintings, sculptures, and installations have been exhibited at numerous national and international venues, including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; the Palais des Beaux Arts; the Irish Museum of Modern Art; MOCA, Los Angeles; and LACMA. Berlin Flowers 2 can be created to whatever dimensions the winning bidder chooses and in whatever medium, from paint, to vinyl, or wallpaper. Options for placement are an interior wall, the side of a plane, or the side of an office building or home. Winning bidder will receive a certificate and a working file of the design, which must be reproduced exactly as shown at right. The winning bidder has lifetime rights to the image and thus can reproduce the artwork as many times as he/she chooses, but only one instance at a time. So, for example, if he/she sells a home, the winning bidder is welcome to paint over the artwork and reproduce it again in a new location. Winning bidder assumes all production costs and staff.
LOT L15 FRANK GEHRY / UNTITLED (ANGEL ART), 2013


Metal wire, ColorCore formica and silicone on wooden base 36-1/2 x 28 x 56 inches (92.7 x 71.1 x 142.2 cm) Auction estimate: $65,000

Gift of the artist and Gagosian Gallery

One of the most celebrated architects living today, Frank Gehry's career spans five decades and three continents. Known for his imaginative designs and creative use of materials, he has forever altered the urban landscape with spectacular buildings that are conceived as dynamic structures rather than static vessels. Gehry has always experimented with sculpture and furniture in addition to his architectural pursuits, coaxing inventive forms out of unexpected materials. Since the creation of the first lamp in 1984, the fish has become a recurrent motif in Gehry's work. It can be found in the curvilinear forms of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain (1997); the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago (2004); and the Marqués de Riscal Vineyard Hotel in Elciego, Spain (2006) as well as the Fish Sculpture at Vila Olímpica in Barcelona (1989–92) and Standing Glass Fish for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (1986). In 2012 Gehry decided to revisit his earlier ideas, and began working on an entirely new group of softly glowing Fish Lamps, the series to which the Angel Art Fish Lamp belongs. Each lamp is hand made and unique. Curling and flexing in attitudes of simulated motion, these artificial creatures emit a warm, incandescent light. This intimation of life, underscored by the almost organic textures of the nuanced surfaces, presents a spirited symbiosis of material, form, and function.
LOT L16 AMSTERDAM TRIP


Auction estimate: $35,000

Gift of Delta Air Lines and Destination Happiness, LLC

Amsterdam, one of Europe's most charming cities, has also developed "an edgy cultural center," according to The New York Times, and this complex city will welcome you for a wonderful five-day stay. Your trip begins with two roundtrip Business Elite tickets on Delta Air Lines, including a three-course dinner from renowned chef Michael Chiarello, paired with a wine menu from Delta's Winemaker Series. Premium pillows, quilted duvets, amenity kits, and noise-canceling headsets provide additional comfort. An airport ambassador will greet you at the gate upon arrival, with private chauffeur service to and from the Amsterdam airport. You will stay at the acclaimed Conservatorium Hotel, where you will enjoy a four-night stay in a Suite. Located in the former Sweelinck Conservatory of Music, the Conservatorium Hotel's magnificent 19th century Neo-Gothic building has been transformed into a contemporary luxury five-star hotel. The Robb Report touts its "unbeatable proximity to all the cultural destinations of the capital," while Harper's Bazaar UK January 2013 issue acclaims the hotel "as the ideal destination for guests who have a taste for art, music or shopping. The guest rooms – designed by Italian enfant terrible Piero Lissoni - are calm with a touch of eccentricity." Melissa Schwartz, uber travel agent per the Hollywood Reporter and founder of Destination Happiness, will work with you in designing wonderful experiences. Her unrivaled skills and uncanny talent in discovering the essence of a place is the hallmark of her business, which specializes in global high end luxury travel and concierge service. During your stay, savor dinner for two at chef Moshik Roth's new restaurant, Samhoud, which just earned two Michelin Stars for 2013. Trip for two (2) includes roundtrip Business Elite tickets on Delta Air Lines; chauffeured car service to and from the Amsterdam Airport; five-day, four-night Suite accommodations at the Conservatorium Hotel; dinner for two at Samhoud; personalized consultation with Melissa Schwartz of Destination Happiness to create custom day trips. Trip must take place by April 30, 2014.
LOT S101 UTA BARTH / FROM "...AND TO DRAW A BRIGHT WHITE LINE WITH LIGHT." UNTITLED (2012.A)


Inkjet print on archival heavyweight matte paper in artist's frame 20-1/4 x 30-1/4 inches (51.4 x 76.8 cm), paper size Edition 24 of 30 plus 2 AP's Auction estimate: $10,000

Gift of the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles

Uta Barth is a German-born contemporary photographer who lives and works in Los Angeles. After receiving the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship in 2012, she noted that she still plans to teach on a part-time basis because teaching forces her to "put language to" what she is thinking. With this series of photographs, Barth continues her exploration of the nature of seeing, offering atmospheric tableaux that challenge our perceptions of the physical world. Barth's works have always hovered between the painterly and the cinematic, but the latest also serve as a meditation on photography itself, as suggested by the series title—photography being a means of drawing with light. Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections worldwide, including MOMA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museum; the Tate Gallery; MOCA, Los Angeles, and the J Paul Getty Museum.
LOT S102 LEE BUL / THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM, 2002-2003


India ink on paper
12.-3/4 x 9-1/2 x 1-1/4 inches (32.4 x 24.1 x 3.2 cm), framed
Auction estimate: $5,000

Gift of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Considered the leading Korean artist of her generation, Lee Bul has achieved international renown for her formally inventive, intellectually provocative oeuvre. Demonstrating virtuosity across diverse media – from drawing and performance to sculpture, painting, installation, and video – her multifaceted production is representative of the most innovative aesthetic currents shaping contemporary art in the global sphere. Lee Bul's work has been featured in solo presentations at museums throughout the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; New Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris; and most recently, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. In 1999, she was awarded a prize at the 48th Venice Biennale for her contribution to both the Korean Pavilion and the international exhibition in the Arsenale.
LOT S103 GILLIAN CARNEGIE / UNTITLED, 2007


Oil on paper
18 x 20-3/4 inches (45.7 x 52.7 cm), paper size
Auction estimate: $28,000

Gift of Beth Swofford

Gillian Carnegie's subject matter, viewpoint, palette, scale, and handling of paint change dramatically from work to work. Though many of her subjects recur, the way they are painted rarely does, as one of the artist's primary motivations is to keep pushing her craft, often into areas where she feels less than comfortable or secure. Her shifting style could be explained as an excavation of memory using various methods to picture a range of times and places, suggesting the instability of perception. Yellow Wall, a garden scene in pale yellow tones that suggest a faded vintage photograph, is painted in a clumpy style that went out of fashion in the late 1960s, perhaps tying the image to a deeper stratum of the memory bank.
LOT S104 DENISE DE LA RUE / ENRIQUE "EL CUATE" ESPINOSA, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, 2005


Analog print on color glossy paper
48-3/4 x 35-3/8 inches (124 x 90 cm)
Auction estimate: $20,000

Gift of the artist and Gagosian Gallery

De La Rue's Matador series offers a glimpse into the complex social and moral implications of modern bullfighting, a cultural cornerstone of the Hispanic world. De La Rue explores the dual identity of these heroes: part ballet dancer - beautiful in ornate dress and elegant in movement, and part warrior - locked in mortal combat with the toro bravo. Removed from the immediacy of the ring, she places the matadors in settings that are reminiscent of Baroque portrait painting and depict religious scenes. De La Rue lives and works in Mexico City. She has exhibited in many groups shows and her works are in prestigious private collections.
LOT S105 KIRSTEN EVERBERG / CAPTIVA, 2013


Oil and enamel on paper 22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm), paper size Auction estimate: $5,500

Gift of the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles

Kirsten Everberg was born in Los Angeles, CA and studied at the University of California Los Angeles. In 2004, she was included in the Undiscovered Country at the Hammer Museum; this was followed by her first one-person museum exhibition at le consortium, Dijon. Currently at the Pomona College Museum of Art, "Project Series 45: Kirsten Everberg: In a Grove" will consist of a suite of four new paintings based on Everberg's exploration of the 1950 Japanese crime drama Rashomon by filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. For "In a Grove," Everberg is creating an almost hallucinatory environment as the four new large paintings wrap the viewer in an immersive atmosphere that alludes to the slippery nature of truth. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
LOT S106 DANNY FIRST / WAIT HERE! I HAVE GONE TO GET YOU HELP, 2011


Laser-cut, recycled plastics 32 x 72 x 24 inches (81.3 x 182.9 x 61 cm) Edition of 15 Auction estimate: $5,500

Gift of Deborah McLeod

Danny First has been exploring sculpture for the past five years; first working in clay and more recently in bronze, to create whimsical busts. He has also developed a body of work utilizing reclaimed/recycled materials to create functional benches which incorporate text reflecting First's droll sense of humor. Whether it is figurative or utilitarian in nature, First's work is light and unpretentious. Informed by art history and the tradition of creating sculptural forms, First's sculpture reflects the artist's optimistic view of life.
LOT S107 ALEXANDRA GRANT / LOVE NEON, 2010-2013


Neon sign 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm) Auction estimate: $6,500

Gift of the artist

Alexandra Grant is a Los Angeles-based artist, who uses language as a source for imagery in sculpture, painting, drawing and video. Grant is known as a "radical collaborator" - the longest of her exchanges being with the pioneering writer of hypertext fiction, Michael Joyce. Grant is also known for her work in collaboration with the Watts House Project, a non-profit in Watts, across the street from the Watts Towers. Grant's idea in creating the Love symbol is that an artist can also be a philanthropist. Alexandra has had numerous gallery exhibitions and has been included in exhibitions at MOCA, Los Angeles; LACMA; and the 2010 California Biennial of Art at the Orange County Museum of Art.
LOT S108* JIM HODGES / STUDY FOR BUILDING A SKY, 2013


Pastel, graphite, 24K gold and Beva on cut paper 13-1/2 x 11-3/4 x 1-3/8 inches (34.3 x 29.8 x 3.5 cm), paper size Auction estimate: $35,000

Gift of the artist Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, Stephen Friedman Gallery, and Anthony Meier Fine Art

Jim Hodges was born in 1957 in Spokane, Washington and received his MFA from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Since the late 1980s, Hodges has created a broad range of work exploring themes of fragility, temporality, love and death utilizing a highly original and poetic vocabulary. His works frequently deploy different materials and techniques, from ready-made objects to more traditional media, such as graphite, ink, gold leaf and mirrored elements. Charting both the overlooked and obvious touchstones of life with equal attention and poignancy, Hodges' conceptual practice is as broad and expansive as the range of human experiences he captures. He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe and has been included in various significant group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial. A major retrospective of Hodges' work, organized by the Walker Art Center and the Dallas Museum of Art, is scheduled for 2013/2014. Hodges currently lives and works in New York City.
LOT S109* DENNIS HOPPER / ANDY WARHOL WITH FLOWER, 1963


Archival pigment print 24 x 16 inches (60.1 x 40.6 cm), paper size Auction estimate: $12,500

© Dennis Hopper, Courtesy of The Dennis Hopper Art Trust

DENNIS HOPPER is widely recognized as an acclaimed artist, actor and filmmaker whose iconic and distinctly American voice has established him as one of the most singular creative figures of his time. Born in Dodge City, Kansas Hopper grew up in San Diego, California, and spent most of his life between Los Angeles, California and Taos, New Mexico. As an actor he appeared in over 140 television shows and starred in over 150 films. In 1969, Hopper co-wrote, directed and acted in the film Easy Rider, forever changing the face of American cinema and garnering an Academy Award® nomination for Best Screenplay. In addition to his dynamic acting career, Hopper ardently dedicated more than five decades of his life to artistic expression-- exploring the mediums of photography, painting, sculpture, film, and installation. His work holds its foundation in the cultural revolution of 1960's when a Pop sensibility emerged, the West Coast became a popular new venue for creative expression, and photography asserted itself as an important artistic medium. In the role of artist and collector Hopper worked and socialized with the artistic avant-garde, constantly exchanging ideas and influencing one another's work. During his lifetime, his artwork was exhibited around the US and internationally in Italy, France, Japan, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Australia and Russia. Since Hopper's death in May of 2010, his artwork continues to be in demand in the private and public contemporary art realms. In April, an exhibition of his work On the Road will open at the Picasso Museum in Malaga, Spain and in May his Lost Album collection will be shown at Gagosian Gallery in New York.
LOT S110* DENNIS HOPPER / IRVING BLUM AND PEGGY MOFFITT, 1964


Archival pigment print 24 x 16 inches (60.1 x 40.6 cm), paper size Auction estimate: $12,500

© Dennis Hopper, Courtesy of The Dennis Hopper Art Trust

DENNIS HOPPER is widely recognized as an acclaimed artist, actor and filmmaker whose iconic and distinctly American voice has established him as one of the most singular creative figures of his time. Born in Dodge City, Kansas Hopper grew up in San Diego, California, and spent most of his life between Los Angeles, California and Taos, New Mexico. As an actor he appeared in over 140 television shows and starred in over 150 films. In 1969, Hopper co-wrote, directed and acted in the film Easy Rider, forever changing the face of American cinema and garnering an Academy Award® nomination for Best Screenplay. In addition to his dynamic acting career, Hopper ardently dedicated more than five decades of his life to artistic expression-- exploring the mediums of photography, painting, sculpture, film, and installation. His work holds its foundation in the cultural revolution of 1960's when a Pop sensibility emerged, the West Coast became a popular new venue for creative expression, and photography asserted itself as an important artistic medium. In the role of artist and collector Hopper worked and socialized with the artistic avant-garde, constantly exchanging ideas and influencing one another's work. During his lifetime, his artwork was exhibited around the US and internationally in Italy, France, Japan, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Australia and Russia. Since Hopper's death in May of 2010, his artwork continues to be in demand in the private and public contemporary art realms. In April, an exhibition of his work On the Road will open at the Picasso Museum in Malaga, Spain and in May his Lost Album collection will be shown at Gagosian Gallery in New York.
LOT S111 ALEX ISRAEL / THE BIGG CHILL, 2012-2013


Marble and styrofoam cup 5 x 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches (12.7 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm) Edition 1 of 20 Auction estimate: $2,500

Courtesy of the artist and Peres Projects, Berlin

The Bigg Chill is named after the frozen yogurt shop that was opened by Alex Israel's father in Westwood in 1987. It was where the artist spent many of his afternoons throughout his childhood, and it remains (though no longer owned by his family) one of the artist's favorite neighborhood spots for an afternoon snack or a late night dessert. The white marble "vanilla" swirl was originally crafted in plastic by a fake food master artist in Japan, based on Israel's photographs, before it was reinterpreted in marble by artisans in Bolzano, Italy. The styrofoam cup is the same make and model used by The Bigg Chill as their "small" size, and was purchased at Smart & Final. Alex Israel is a Los Angeles-based artist whose recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include LAXART, Los Angeles; Peres Projects, Berlin; Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York; Almine Rech Gallery, Paris; MOCA, Los Angeles and Le Consortium, Dijon.
LOT S112 CHRIS JOHANSON and JOHANNA JACKSON / SOFT BENCH, 2013


Found wood, fabric and foam 18 x 33 x 15-1/2 inches (45.7 x 83.8 x 39.4 cm) Auction estimate: $4,000

Gift of the artists and Altman Siegel, San Francisco

Los Angeles based artists Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson trace their roots back to the street art skater community formed in San Francisco's Mission District in the late 1990s. As a husband and wife team, the two collaborate often, most recently for the Hammer Museum by creating a custom furnishings installation now on view at the museum. Soft Bench incorporates found wood with an exuberant sense of color and a playful but sharply critical edge which expresses the artists' strong beliefs in environmentalism, compassion, and peaceful co-existence.
LOT S113 DENNIS KOCH / UNTITLED (HEMISPHERIC DISCONTINUITY), 2013


Colored pencil on paper 49 x 51 inches (124.5 x 129.5 cm), paper size Revised auction estimate: $8,000

Gift of the artist and Marine Contemporary.

Dennis Koch (b. 1978, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA). Primarily working in the medium of drawing, Koch makes meticulously structured abstract works inspired by the scientific fields of physics, cosmology, dimensional mathematics, and parapsychology. Koch's ongoing Circle Set series are experiments in hemispheric discontinuity and parallel-processing. Analogous to the bifurcated hemispheres of the human brain, these dense colored pencil drawings consist of two warped sets of five rings, each encircling a blank white oculate. These blank center points focalize the viewer's attention leaving the vibrant, often-dissonant sets of rings to be subliminally cross-processed in unison. The toroidal shape of these drawings also closely resembles how magnetic fields radiate out around a planet. Koch has previously exhibited in Los Angeles with Karl Hutter Fine Art, Happy Lion, Kantor Gallery, High Energy Constructs, with Galerie Sabine Knust in Munich, Germany and Miyake Fine Art in Tokyo, Japan. In September 2012, Koch exhibited in the group exhibition, XYZ: The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art, at the Torrance Art Museum. Koch is represented by Marine Contemporary in Los Angeles where he recently had his second solo exhibition "The Grey Wolf Devours the King" in January 2013. Koch has a forthcoming exhibition at Zic Zerp Galerie in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
LOT S114 ANNIE LAPIN / THE BRIGHT SEEPS FORWARD TO REAL, 2013


Oil and acrylic on linen 30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61 cm) Auction estimate: $8,000

Gift of the artist and Honor Fraser Gallery

Annie Lapin says of her recent work, "In almost every case, familiar forms in painting are relics of a temporally fleeting social context we cannot access anymore. These forms become shells, that we know and can recognize, but which take on a completely different function as their original content is lost for the contemporary viewer." Lapin lives and works in Los Angeles, received her BA from Yale University (2001) and her MFA from UCLA (2007). Lapin has had solo-exhibitions at Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara; The Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena; and Grand Arts, Kansas City. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Josh Lilley Gallery in London and the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina which has just named her the 2013 Falk Visiting Artist.
LOT S115 DANIEL JOSEPH MARTINEZ / UNTITLED (FROM THE SERIES IF ONLY GOD HAD INVENTED COCA COLA, SOONER! OR, THE DEATH OF MY PET MONKEY), 2004


**REVISED IMAGE** Screenprint with letterpress 27.9375 x 21.9375 inches (71.0 x 55.7 cm), paper size Artist Proof (aside from the edition of 5) Auction estimate: $3,500

Gift of the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California

Daniel Joseph Martinez is recognized for his complex, multilayered, and often controversial work. He provokes audiences in public spaces through a range of media, including text, photography, sculpture, video, and site-specific street performance. For the 1993 Whitney Biennial, Martinez replaced the text on the museum's admission tags with all or part of the words, "I Can't Ever Imagine Wanting to Be White," thereby challenging visitors to question culturally accepted racial hierarchies and assumptions about public space. At the heart of Martinez's work is the artist's desire to open dialogue and debate about provocative topics or surprising materials.
LOT S116 DANIEL JOSEPH MARTINEZ / UNTITLED (FROM THE SERIES IF ONLY GOD HAD INVENTED COCA COLA, SOONER! OR, THE DEATH OF MY PET MONKEY), 2004


**REVISED IMAGE** Screenprint with letterpress 27.9375 x 21.9375 inches (71.0 x 55.7 cm), paper size Artist Proof (aside from the edition of 5) Auction estimate: $3,500

Gift of the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California

Daniel Joseph Martinez is recognized for his complex, multilayered, and often controversial work. He provokes audiences in public spaces through a range of media, including text, photography, sculpture, video, and site-specific street performance. For the 1993 Whitney Biennial, Martinez replaced the text on the museum's admission tags with all or part of the words, "I Can't Ever Imagine Wanting to Be White," thereby challenging visitors to question culturally accepted racial hierarchies and assumptions about public space. At the heart of Martinez's work is the artist's desire to open dialogue and debate about provocative topics or surprising materials.