Works by Major California Artists Highlight Clark’s ‘California Collection’ Auction on February 25th

Press Release ( - 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 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 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

Other MISSIONLINES include:

Preview and Bid Online:

Search the Catalog:

Addresses for a number of important lots are just as easy to remember:

African art:

Charles Arnoldi:

Francis Bacon:

Larry Bell:

Guy Dill:

Charles and Ray Eames:

Mary Frank:

Alberto Giacometti:

Robert Graham:

Raul Guererro:

Shane Guffogg:

Ed Moses:

Richard Neutra:

Robert Rauschenberg:

Alexis Smith:

Peter Fishe Reed:

Mark di Suvero:

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  Telephone 818 783-3052  Fax 818 783-3162

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