Wednesday, April 24 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
151 Third Street
Auctioneer: Patrick Meade, chief operating officer, Bonhams Auctioneers & Appraisers
Join us for Art Auction 2013, an exhilarating evening presented by the Modern Art Council to benefit SFMOMA's engaging exhibitions and public programs. The event will feature both live and silent auctions, providing the opportunity to purchase works by internationally renowned artists such as Jim Campbell, Vija Celmins, Mark Hagen, Jasper Johns, Gerhard Richter, Analia Saban, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol, along with a growing list of other photographs, paintings, drawings, and design objects from top galleries nationwide. The evening promises new and exciting works that will be of interest to anyone who loves — or would love — to collect art.
Art Auction 2013 attendees will enjoy champagne and cocktails, creative culinary offerings by McCalls catering, and — new to the event this year — a live performance (to be announced) in the museum's Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Atrium. Following a preview reception for VIP ticket holders, guests will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of works by both established and emerging artists represented in SFMOMA's collection and in recent museum exhibitions.
With many significant milestones ahead for SFMOMA — including groundbreaking for its major expansion project, the launch of a dynamic slate of off-site programs during the construction phase for the new building, and the reopening of the new museum in early 2016 — this year's auction promises to be an especially celebratory occasion.
Proceeds benefit SFMOMA's celebrated exhibitions and innovative education programs.
Review all live and silent auction items by downloading the Art Auction 2013 catalogue.
Reserve Your Tickets Now!
Click Here To Purchase Tickets
Individual tickets: $1,000 (Benefactor); $400 (Patron).
5:00 p.m. Grand Benefactor and Benefactor VIP Preview Reception
Silent auction opens
The Schwab Room
Exclusive opportunity to preview the art and consult with experts prior to general admission
6:00 p.m. Doors open for all ticket holders
Champagne and cocktails, gourmet passed hors d'oeuvres, and creative culinary stations
Catering by McCalls
7:00 p.m. Live auction
Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Atrium
9:00 p.m. Silent auction closes
Live performance by San Francisco band Geographer
Valet parking provided on Minna Street between Mission and Howard Streets beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Live and silent artwork on display
Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Schwab Room, SFMOMA
Free and open to the public
If you wish to bid on artwork at Art Auction 2013 but are unable to attend the event, please print and complete an Absentee Bid Form and fax it to 415.947.1133 by 9:00 p.m. (PDT) on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
Images at top:
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010/2012;
Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures;
© Cindy Sherman
Art Auction 2011; photo: Drew Altizer
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to www.bonhams.com