Jerry Rothman

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Jerry Rothman Modern Ritual Vessel Ceramic, c. 1983 21 x 16 x 10 Courtesy of an anonymous donor Value: $3,000 Starting bid: $1,000 Sculptor Jerry Rothman, a member of a rebellious group of Los Angeles artists of the 1950s who took ceramics far beyond functionality, died in June 2014 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, aged 80. Born in Brooklyn, Rothman moved to Los Angeles and received a BA from the Art Center College of Design and an MFA from Otis Art Institute. At Otis he studied … [Read more...]

Alain Rogier

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Alain Rogier Blue Twist of Light Acrylic on canvas, 2015 30 x 38 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $3,000 Starting bid: $1,500 >> Click here for artist's website Alain Rogier studied at Otis School of Art and Design and has worked under the mentorship of Laddie John Dill since 2009. His art reflects his personal, psychological, social, philosophical, and historical heritage. His parents were Holocaust survivors who met at Auschwitz. This created within him a desire to … [Read more...]

Richard Reiner

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Richard Reiner Pacific Sunset Oil on canvas, 2015 24 x 30 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $2,495 Starting bid: $1,250 >> Click here for artist's website Richard Reiner’s dynamic and often tempestuous landscapes reflect his love of the outdoors, capturing both the serenity and the power of nature. He credits his family with his early love for the arts. After studying acting, he pursued a 25-year career as a Hollywood talent agent before a dramatic artistic shift led him … [Read more...]

Greg Price

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Greg Price Untitled Glass, 2015 20 x 13 x 6 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $4,000 Starting bid: $2,000 Born in Orange, California in 1983, Greg Price graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BA in Art in 2007, and from Tulane University in New Orleans with a MFA in glass in 2012. He now lives and works in Santa Ana. “My recent work revolves around a current theme of escalation, both in the human fabricated and natural worlds. The human race finds itself at a volatile … [Read more...]

Bret Price

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Bret Price Rouge Bouche Stainless steel painted, 2014 16 x 18 x 5 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $4,500 Starting bid: $2,250 Staff Pick >> Click here for artist's website "This small, stainless steel sculpture by Bret Price is a harmonious contradiction. The hard and cold material is made to seem velvety and warm through its unpredictable turns and bends. Price seeks to capture a moment when the steel seems responsive to his every whim, freezing a moment in time before … [Read more...]

Eric Nash

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Eric Nash 405 North Oil on canvas, 2014 36 x 48 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $4,800 Starting bid: $2,400 >> Click here for artist's website A lifelong artist, Eric Nash has a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. Early in his career he worked as an advertising art director in Chicago. In 2000 he moved to Los Angeles where he first came to popular attention. Since then he has had numerous solo shows and been included in many group and museum … [Read more...]

Joseph A. Mugnaini

  Joseph A. Mugnaini The April Witch ("Ten Views of the Moon" Portfolio) Color lithograph, from the edition of 150, 1981 20 x 26 inches Courtesy of Tobey C. Moss Gallery Sold >> Click here for the gallery's website Joseph Anthony Mugnaini was born Guiseppe Mugnaini in Viareggio, Italy, in 1912. He was an artist and illustrator best known for his collaborations with writer Ray Bradbury, beginning in 1952 with The Martian Chronicles. For many, Mugnaini’s trademark style—an … [Read more...]

Easton Miller

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Easton Miller Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time Acrylic paint, flocking, and oil paint on birch panel, 2015 10 x 8 inches Courtesy of the artist and CES Gallery Value: $800 Starting bid: $400 >> Click here for artist's website Easton Miller is a Los Angeles-based artist known for works that have both painterly and sculptural qualities. He received the presidential scholarship from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed his BFA with a double major in Fine Arts … [Read more...]

David Ligare

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David Ligare Rock and Sea Oil on panel, 2015 8 1/4 x 12 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $7,000 Live Auction Staff Pick >> Click here for artist's website The work of David Ligare was recently the subject of a large-scale retrospective at Laguna Art Museum, David Ligare: California Classicist.  It is based on the classical principles of beauty and order, and often addresses stories and concepts from Greco-Roman antiquity.  Ligare grew up in California, attended Art Center … [Read more...]

Sandra Lauterbach

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Sandra Lauterbach Odyssey Mixed media, 2013 38 x 46 inches Courtesy of the artist Value: $1,150 Starting bid: $575 >> Click here for artist's website Sandra Lauterbach is a contemporary mixed media artist based in Los Angeles. Her original use of fiber and fabric, with details expressed in paint and other techniques, makes for three-dimensional compositions that are richly textured and intricate. Her work recently received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 California Open … [Read more...]