Press Release (ePRNews.com) - LA JOLLA, Calif. - Feb 21, 2017 - An auction of fine art from California collections will be on view both online and on-site beginning on February 21st. Long respected as a specialized Los Angeles gallery, Clark’s Fine Art Gallery & Auctioneers Inc. is collaborating with MISSIONLINES.com to provide museums, collectors and dealers with direct web addresses to reach notable lots in this weekend’s sale. This is a ‘first’ for any major auction house.
For example, Mark di Suvero’s 1963 lyrical wash drawing, which has now been three times barred by Facebook, can be seen at CollectDrawings.com. Also rejected by Facebook for promoting “Sexual or Adult Products or Services” is Alexis Smith’s assemblage ‘Christmas Eve, 1943 no.41, from here to eternity‘ which was first exhibited in the artist’s 1991 exhibition at the Whitney Museum in New York. It was originally acquired by actor/director Dennis Hopper. Following his death, the work was consigned in 2011 by Hopper’s estate to a Christie’s auction in New York. In 2012 it was re-consigned to Santa Monica Auctions where the catalog disclosed that the octopus that Smith had originally affixed to the surface of the glass had been lost before the Christie’s sale. Not surprisingly, it failed to reach its pre-sale estimate of $4,000 – $6,000. The artist readdressed the work in 2012, replaced the formerly green sea creature’s gesture with the stroking tentacle of an orange octopus, and entitled it “From Here to Eternity Redux“. This final version has never been exhibited by its present owners. It can now be seen both at Clark’s and online where bids will be accepted at CollectWorksOnPaper.com.
Other MISSIONLINES include:
Preview and Bid Online: BidToCollect.com
Search the Catalog: CollectTheBest.com
Addresses for a number of important lots are just as easy to remember:
African art: collectafricanart.com
Charles Arnoldi: collectcaliforniaartists.com
Francis Bacon: collectbritishart.com
Larry Bell: collectcontemporaryart.com
Guy Dill: collectwatercolors.com
Charles and Ray Eames: collectclassicfurniture.com
Mary Frank: collectsculpture.com
Alberto Giacometti: collectprints.com
Robert Graham: collectLAart.com
Raul Guererro: collectcaliforniaart.com
Shane Guffogg: collectcaliforniapaintings.com
Ed Moses: collectLosAngelesart.com
Richard Neutra: architecturalbest.com
Robert Rauschenberg: collectphotographs.com
Alexis Smith: collectworksonpaper.com
Peter Fishe Reed: collect19thcenturyart.com
Mark di Suvero: collectdrawings.com
A number of these lots are offered without reserve.
Viewing: Tuesday, February 21st to Friday, February 24th 10 am-5 pm and
Saturday, February 25th – doors open at 10 am, auction at noon.
Telephone bidding can be arranged at 818 783-3052.
Clark’s Fine Art & Auctioneers Inc., 7011 Hayvenhurst Avenue (Space A), Van Nuys, CA 91406 ClarkArt.com Telephone 818 783-3052 Fax 818 783-3162 Source :