Saturday, February 11, 2012 | 7:00pm

50 Years / 50 Artists Art Auction

Join us on Saturday, February 11, 2012 for Art Auction: 50 Years / 50 Artists!

The Orange County Museum of Art has updated the list of renowned artists whose works will be available at the upcoming Art Auction 2012: 50 Years / 50 Artists. Approximately 50 museum-quality works of art, selected by OCMA Director Dennis Szakacs and Adjunct Curator Karen Moss will be auctioned at the museum on February 11, 2012. The event begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 pm, followed by a dinner and fast-paced live auction with International Auctioneer Andrea Fiuczynski, President of Christie’s Los Angeles.

The artworks are by 50 world-renowned artists who are central to OCMA’s history and include:

Peter Alexander
Eleanor Antin
Charles Arnoldi
Larry Bell
Tony Berlant
Joan Brown
Bruce Conner
Ron Cooper
Mary Corse
Eileen Cowin
Dorit Cypis
Tony DeLap
Richard Diebenkorn
Laddie John Dill
Roy Dowell
Mark Dutcher
Mari Eastman
Fred Eversley
Joe Goode
Alexandra Grant
Mary Heilmann
Lynn Hershman
Violet Hopkins
Richard Jackson
Glenn Kaino
Martin Kersels
Soo Kim
Andy Kolar
Rachel Lachowicz
William Leavitt
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
Daniel J. Martinez
Jerry McMillan
Manuel Neri
Kelly Nipper
Catherine Opie
Helen Pashgian
Allen Ruppersberg
Ed Ruscha
Peter Shelton
Amy Sillman
David Simpson
Alexis Smith
Bill Viola
Mary Weatherford
William Wegman
Patrick Wilson
Brenna Youngblood
Amir Zaki
John Zurier

The list of artists invited to participate, many of which are highlighted above, are either represented in the museum’s permanent collection or have been included in solo or group exhibitions at OCMA. Museum staff is proud to name these outstanding artists as part of the institution’s history and enormously grateful for their stalwart support of the exhibition and education programs at the museum.

OCMA’s art auctions are a premiere event in Orange County and this year will include a sit-down dinner prepared by 24 Carrots Catering & Events, one of Orange County’s most sought out caterers. 24 Carrots will present an artful culinary display at the Auction, with delicious, innovative food pairings.

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Lead sponsor for the 50th Anniversary is Cartier

Art Auction: 50 Years / 50 Artists is conducted by Christie's

Mary Heilmann, North Shore, 2007
Oil on canvas; 10 x 8 x 1 3/4 inches
Courtesy of the artist, 303 Gallery and Hauser & Wirth

Richard Diebenkorn, XVII, 1988
Monotype; Image size: 37 x 20 1/2 inches
Paper size: 40 1/2 x 24 1/4 inches
"88" lower right RD 3237

Tony DeLap, Nyctalopia, 2010
41 x 40 inches, acrylic paint on linen

Eileen Cowin, If I knew more, I would tell you (for L.S.), 2010
Archival Ink Jet Print, 25 x 50 inches
Courtesy of the artist