MOCA Fresh Auction 2012

Pae White, Photo Credit: MOCA

So, I get these songs stuck in my head…Every time I think about MOCA’s upcoming Fresh Auction this Saturday, this song pops into my head.  If you were born before 1975 you probably can guess it.  Now that the painfully tragic memory of that song is stuck in YOUR head (you’re welcome), let’s talk about the upcoming auction.

Since my art budget was blown the other day in Santa Monica, I decided to check out the free Preview of the works up for auction this Saturday.  Hundreds of works are beautifully curated and on display at MOCA’s Grand Av location.  There are some AMAZING pieces.

While surveying the lots up for auction I couldn’t help but dream of my fantasy collection (if I had Warren Buffett money, or won the lotto and opened a gallery). So here is my curated selection of works:

Top: Charles Gaines, Bottom: Shepard Fairey

I’ve been following Charles Gaines recently, and was really glad to see one of his works today.  Here’s a closer look:

What I liked about Shepard Fairey’s piece is that it had a Hokusai feel too it.  Very different from what I’m used to seeing from him.

Rena Small, "Mike Kelley for Artist Hands Grid Continuum"

I may be biased now, but after our come up of a Rena Small at Incognito on Saturday, I was thrilled to spot the above piece today.

Cindy Sherman

I really love Cindy Sherman, but after watching PBS’ Art:21 feature on her in the “Transformation” episode, I now absolutely adore this woman as an artist (despite the segment having an excruciatingly painful section of clowns…long story).  I was captivated by her creative process.  I plan to dedicate more to her in future posts.

Robert Rauschenberg
John Baldessari,Three Government Personal
Danny First
Aaron Kraten
Fred Tomaselli
Gary Baseman
Gregory Michael Hernandez
Olga Komondouros, "Elimination"

If you’re at MOCA Grand and looking for a restroom, just look for this piece by Olga Komondouros.  It was strategically placed by the loo… Cheeky. (pun intended.)

Pae White, "Fool's Gold"

That’s a wrap for me.  For more looks at all the Auction, click here.  Let me know what you have your eye on!

Fresh, for twenty-twelve… you suckas! (If you get that reference I am loving you right now)