Art Auction: 55 Years / 55 Artists

February 28, 2012

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:

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

Images at right:
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

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

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