MCASD to hold art auction benefit


Next month La Jollans will have the rare opportunity to purchase artwork by internationally acclaimed artists from all corners of the globe when the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego holds its biennial art auction on Wednesday, May 30 at 700 Prospect Street.

“We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our exhibiting artists and their galleries,” said Hugh Davies, MCASD’s David C. Copley Director and CEO. “The result is a terrific opportunity for collectors to acquire unique works of art by today’s most compelling artists.”

Every two years MCASD organizes and hosts the auction, which features work donated by internationally recognized and emerging contemporary artists. Artwork is selected by the museum’s curators and Hugh Davies, and funds raised support the museum’s acquisitions, exhibitions, and education programs.

This year’s auction will feature work by Ai Weiwei, Christo, Ed Ruchsca, Jennifer Steinkamp and many others. Art auction attendees will have the opportunity to purchase special-edition auction paddles designed by Ryan McGinness.

Can’t wait to see the works? Check out the web site now at

to preview a selection of what you’ll see at the auction, or drop in to see the artworks on view in the galleries May 21-29.

The silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 and will include informal curatorial tours as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The live auction will begin at 8 p.m. and will include coffee and desserts. A live closing of select silent auction works will conclude the evening.

Tickets are $75 for MCASD members and $100 for non-members. Gold Circle tickets will be sold for $175 for MCASD members and $200 for non-members, and will include an invitation to view the works and receive private curatorial tours at a special VIP Preview Reception on Thursday, May 24.

To purchase tickets or get more information visit

or call (858) 454 3541.