You are invited to attend our upcoming first-ever art auction. Please spread the word and invite your friends and interested art collectors you might know!
Beyond Baroque, Venice's literary/arts center, will hold its first-ever benefit art auction on Sunday, May 6th. Works by over 25 of Los Angeles' most prominent artists will be featured.
The artists, all of whom have donated their works, include Ed Ruscha, Gronk, Raymond Pettibon, George Herms, Viggo Mortensen and Robbie Conal. Proceeds will support Beyond Baroque's program of new and experimental music, "Beyond Music."
The event will open at 3 p.m. Works on sale will be on view for an hour, accompanied by new music performance in the Poetry Garden by renowned saxophonist Ulrich Krieger. The auction will commence at 4 p.m., and will be conducted by Robert Berman.
Following the auction, the Mike Kelley Gallery will be dedicated at Beyond Baroque.
"We are deeply grateful to the contributing artists," commented Bob Branaman, curator of the event. "This landmark auction not only provides great opportunities for art buyers, it represents
a major interaction between the arts."
Beyond Baroque is located at 681 Venice Blvd, Venice (in the former Venice City Hall). Admission to the auction is free, and refreshments will be served.
Beyond Baroque is one of America's oldest and largest independent literary/arts centers.
Founded in 1968, its black box theater has presented many of the nation's foremost poets and writers. Its free Wednesday night poetry workshop has been held continuously for the past 41 years, and its archives contain some 40,000 volumes--a history of literary Los Angeles.
The monthly "Beyond Music" series, curated by composer Daniel Rothman, began in 2010 and has been praised in the L.A. Times for presenting musically innovative local, national and international composers and performers.
For further information, contact Carlye Archibeque at Beyond Baroque
(310) 822-3006 | firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.beyondbaroque.org.
Kelly Lynn Kimball
Melissa Ann Lambert
Take a look at the art available at the auction: