Biennial Art Auction 2012

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Biennial Art Auction 2012

700 Prospect St.
San Diego, CA 92037
May 30th, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

san diego
858 454 3541
Thu-Tue 11-5; Third Thursday of the Month 11-7
auction, works on paper, sculpture


Mark your calendar for one of MCASD’s most popular and exciting events. The 2012 Art Auction will feature a live auction, as well as a silent auction with an animated closing. Featured artwork is selected by MCASD curators and will include painting, sculpture, and works on paper by internationally recognized artists and emerging contemporary artists. Enjoy an evening of hosted champagne, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, as you bid on your favorite works—all while benefiting MCASD’s art acquisitions, exhibitions, and education programs.

The 2012 Biennial Art Auction is one of MCASD’s most popular and exciting events. This year's auction will feature a live and silent auction of artworks donated by internationally recognized artists and emerging contemporary artists. Lydia Fenet, senior vice president and director of strategic partnerships for Christie’s New York, will preside as auctioneer.

The silent auction will begin at 6:30 PM and will include informal curatorial tours as well as cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. The live auction will begin at 8 PM and will include coffee and desserts. A live closing of select silent auction works will conclude the evening. Guests at this year’s auction will be delighted to have exclusive access to special-edition auction paddles created by artist Ryan McGinness. These limited quantity paddles are available to Gold Circle ticket purchasers, and to general ticket holders should quantities last. All funds raised will support MCASD’s art acquisitions, exhibitions, and education programs.

Selected by MCASD curators and Hugh Davies, the artworks will be on view in the galleries at MCASD La Jolla from Monday, May 21 to Tuesday, May 29. Gold Circle ticket holders will also be able to view the works and receive private curatorial tours at the VIP Preview Reception on Thursday, May 24.

This year’s impressive roster of contemporary artists whose works will be available for purchase include Ai Weiwei, David Adey, Peter Alexander, John Baldessari, Tim Bavington, Barry Bell, Larry Bell, Mike Berg, Tim Bessell, Ross Bleckner, Mel Bochner, Kelsey Brookes, Christo, Lael Corbin, Mary Corse, Mara de Luca, Roman de Salvo, Lewis deSoto, Spencer Finch, Charles Gaines, Steve Gibson, Thomas Glassford, Mike Glier, Joe Goode, Iva Gueorguieva, Stephen Hannock, James Hayward, Jim Hodges, Jay Johnson, Isaac Julien, John Oliver Lewis, Margie Livingston, Jean Lowe, Luce et Studio Architects, Shana Lutker, Kim MacConnel, Heather Gwen Martin, Jessica McCambly, Ryan McGinness, Richard Allen Morris, Enrico Natali, Helen Pashgian, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, David Reed, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Ed Ruscha, Christopher Russell, Stefanie Schneider, Andrew Schoultz, Jennifer Steinkamp, Ryan Taber, John Valadez, Perry Vasquez, Feodor Voronov, Stephanie Washburn, Barbara Weldon, and Jack Whitten.

For more information call 858 454 3541 x143 or e-mail

The VIP Preview Reception will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Event tickets go on sale and artworks will be announced in March 2012. For more information call 858 454 3541 x143, e-mail, or visit

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