Featured Auction Item of the Day

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Each day until Art Auction 2011, we will be featuring a work of art by one of the over 100 participating artists. Today’s featured auction item is by Los Angeles artist Kim Abeles whose work engages in ideas including, but not limited to, the urban environment, feminism, aging, HIV/AIDS, labor, and collective memory. . . Kim Abeles Smog Catcher (Thirty Days of Smog) III, 2010 Smog (particulate matter) on acrylic 16 x 14 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $1,500.00 Starting bid: … [Read more...]

Featured Auction Item of the Day

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Each day until Art Auction 2011, we will be featuring a work of art by one of the over 100 participating artists. Today’s featured work is by local artist Tony DeLap who is known for his abstract sculpture utilizing illusionist techniques and meticulous craftsmanship. As a pioneer of West Coast minimalism and Op Art, DeLap's oeuvre is a testament to his willingness to continuously challenge the viewer's perception of reality. . . Tony DeLap Untitled, 1992 Drawing, watercolor and pencil … [Read more...]

Featured Auction Item of the Day

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Each day until Art Auction 2011, we will be featuring a work of art by one of the over 100 participating artists. Today’s featured work is by famed tattooer and artist Don Ed Hardy. . . Don Ed Hardy Quack Quack, 1992 Etching 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $700.00 Starting bid: $300.00 . With one foot in the world of tattooing and the other planted in the fine arts, Don Ed Hardy has had an unexpected rise to cult status and a phenomenal influence on pop culture. … [Read more...]

Museum Supporter Mickey Gribin Passes Away

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. From Laguna Art Museum Director, Bolton Colburn: . "It is with great sadness that I report the loss of Laguna Art Museum patron, friend, and donor, Murray “Mickey” Gribin. Mickey passed away January 6 at the age of 87. Mickey was not only a donor to Laguna Art Museum, but to several other southern California museums as well, including the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Hammer Museum. . As his obituary in the Los Angeles Times mentions, Mickey was an “early adaptor” and … [Read more...]

Featured Auction Item of the Day

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Each day until Art Auction 2011, we will be featuring a work of art by one of the over 100 participating artists. Today's featured work is by famed assemblage artist George Herms who inspired the "LOVE" theme of this year's Art Auction. Herms writes “Each act must be an act of love,” and stamps his art with the word “LOVE.” . George Herms Case (Violin), 1996 Assemblage 30 x 20 x 10 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $7,000.00 Starting bid: $2,800.00 . From Curator of Exhibitions … [Read more...]

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Extract: Developing Exhibitions from the Collection

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February 27-May 15, 2011 Ryan Wirick of Laguna Beach Patch said of Extract: "It would be difficult not to be moved in some unexpected way." . Laguna Art Museum's permanent collection reflects both California's historical interaction with its artists and the museum's own idiosyncratic history. Founded ninety-three years ago as an "artists' space" to showcase recent art, the Laguna Beach Art Association matured in the 1940s into a collecting institution that, since 1972, has developed into a … [Read more...]

Sean Duffy Art Workshop a Success

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On Sunday, January 9, 2011, Laguna Art Museum hosted a "Build Your Own Sea Urchin" art workshop with artist Sean Duffy. The workshop was sold out with 20 children and their parents participating. The participants had the opportunity to build their own Sean Duffy Sea Urchin out of triangular laser-cut board pieces and multiple color pipe cleaners (Duffy builds his Urchins out of recycled gas cans and zip ties, and lights them up from the inside). . "The children were so creative," said Curator … [Read more...]

Brad Coleman: Reproductions

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February 13-May 15, 2011 Upstairs Gallery . Brad Coleman: Reproductions was an attentive look at one series of drawings, Coleman's Sheep series. Upon first glance, the upper gallery appeared to be occupied by twelve identical drawings of one sheep image. However, it was with careful observation, that viewers began to see differences in each drawing and eventually saw a noticeable difference between the first and last drawing. . . Inspired by Dolly, the world's famously cloned sheep in … [Read more...]