Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Urban Legends Art Auction


PURCHASE TIX HERE publicartlegends.eventbrite.com

This “first of its kind” exhibition with works for sale and auction, will showcase and celebrate 45 years of global public art, from the mid-1960’s; through today, including examples of how this movement is affecting and uplifting urban life through the vibrancy of color and large-scale sociopolitical works of art, inclusive of all global communities, highlighting artists from the U.S., Europe, Africa, Mexico, and more.
"Urban Legends" Fine Art Auction. This first of its kind live auction, which will occur during the VIP opening, will include select works from past exhibitions and public art and music festivals, spanning decades.  The show is curated by the multiple contributing organizations and auctioned under one roof on the evening of Friday, April 27th. Works will consist of large scale murals; collages; rare, limited edition photographs; and more. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the serious or beginning art collector to bid on and purchase rare works of art from an international roster of legendary, critically acclaimed muralists, graffiti writers, and contemporary urban artists. Art collectors will not want to miss the most exciting art auction happening in the city of Los Angeles. Tickets can be purchased here: www.publicartlegends.eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact: Shawni D., at (213) 255-0059 // UrbanArtPR@gmail.com

ABCNT, Chor Boogie, Codak, Cryptic, Kofie, Mear One, Pablo Cristi, Shark Toof, TEWSR, Warren Heard, BAM, Brett Cook, Can Love, Cern, Ckaweeks, Doves, Erin Yoshi, Estria, Jher Judy Baca, Katch, Kent Twitchell, Level, Mare 139, Martha Cooper, Meres, Sand, Vogue, Vyal, Woier, Alexander DC Smith & Hans Haveron, Aly Kouroma, EKLA, Evan Mendleson, Freddy Sam, Graffiti of War Project, Herakut, FOODONE, John Park, Christina Angelina, KIDGHE, LIBRE, Max Neutra, SANER, Yusef Davis, Van Saro, Estevan Oriol, Eriberto Oriol, Chaz Bojorquez, RETNA, Andrew Hem

VIP Preview, Exhibition Opening and Auction:Press and VIP Preview 6:00pm -7:30pm
Exhibition Opening 8:00pm-11:00pm
VIP Opening Night Highlights:- Artist meet and greet
- Preview of all works for sale
- Hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music performed by Mark D Clive Lowe Jazz Trio
- Multiple gallery spaces
- Live auction of select art works
- Recognition of a group or individual representing contributions made in the public art sector

PUBLIC Exhibition Opening:
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Public Opening Night Highlights:- Select artists in attendance
- Preview of all works for sale
- DJ’s
- Food trucks
*EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, April 27- Saturday, May 26, 2012

PRESENTED BY:The Estria Foundation
L.A. Art Machine
The DoArT Foundation
HONORARY PARTNERS:The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA)
Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
Event Hashtag > #PublicArtLegends

The Estria Foundation - www.estria.orgThe Do ArT Foundation - www.doartfoundation.orgL.A. Art Machine (LAAM) - www.laartmachine.comThe Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) - www.muralconservancy.orgSocial & Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) - www.sparcmurals.org

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