Museum’s auction benefit draws contemporary art patrons

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego hosted its eighth Biennial Art Auction on May 30 with guests arriving at 700 Prospect St. to bid on unique works to benefit MCASD’s education programs and future art acquisitions.

During the evening, the museum auctioned off more than 70 works of art, and generated more than $750,000 in gross revenue.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres accompanied the silent auction. The live auction, presented by Lydia Fenet of Christie’s New York, got underway at 8 p.m. and was followed by coffee and dessert. Among the 48-plus artists participating were Al Wei Wei, John Baldessari, Roman DeSalvo, John Valadez, Mara DeLuca, John Oliver Lewis and Kim MacConnel.

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Posted by Phil Dailey on Jun 8, 2012. Filed under Life, Social Photo Galleries. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

2 Comments for “Museum’s auction benefit draws contemporary art patrons”

  1. Nixon

    why are the auction results secret?

  2. christopher collier

    good question. all major auction houses publish results — excluding buyer's name — right away. it's part of the art world, really. CC

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