Modern and Contemporary Art & Made in California

Modern and Contemporary Art & Made in California

Bonhams & Butterfields

October 31, 2007

Modern and Contemporary Art &

Made in California

Monday, November 19, 2007

Los Angeles and San Francisco

Bonhams & Butterfields

7601 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

+ 1 (323) 850 7500, fax + 1 (323) 850 5843

220 San Bruno Ave., San Francisco, CA 94103

+ 1 (415) 861 7500, fax + 1 (415) 861 8951

San Francisco Preview

Nov 9-10, 10am to 5pm

Nov 11, 12pm to 5pm
Los Angeles Preview

Nov 16-17, 10am to 5pm

Nov 18, 12pm to 5pm

As the West Coast’s oldest and largest auctioneer, Bonhams and

Butterfields has long been considered the preeminent source for

California works of art. We inaugurated our Made in California sale

last May with considerable success. Our second sale continues that

success in terms of quality and variety. The sale includes important

works by a number of groundbreaking California artists. The sale

features a large public sculpture by Claire Falkenstein; a seminal

minimal work by Judy Chicago from the collection of prominent local

curator Dextra Frankel; a haunting self portrait by Elmer Bischoff; two

Jim Shaw works recently exhibited in the UCLA Hammer Museum’s Eden’s

Edge exhibition curated by Gary Garrels; and an erotically charged

canvas by Lari Pittman. Works by Joan Brown, Lee Mullican, Manuel

Neri, Ken Price, and Wallace Berman, among many others, are also


Our fall selection of Modern, Contemporary and Latin American Art is one

of our strongest yet. It represents our unwavering commitment to these

works. We are especially pleased to offer a small but important and

powerful drawing by Pablo Picasso from 1938 which includes many elements

of some of his best known paintings from the same period along with a

1964 Andy Warhol “American Man” canvas, a well known portrait of Watson

Powell that comes directly from Mr. Powell’s estate. Strong works by

Maurice de Vlaminck, August Rodin, and Paul Signac are offered along

with more recent examples by cutting edge artists, like Tim Gardner, Tom

of Finland and Jenny Holzer.

Given the current level of interest in this emerging market, we are

delighted to offer a small but dynamic group of works by leading Chinese

contemporary artists Li Shan, Su Xingping, Chuang Che, and Sun Liang. A

Latin American section features important works by Miguel Covarrubias,

Francisco Toledo, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Francisco Zúñiga.

Both sales include a selection of conceptual works from the estate of

Los Angeles art pioneers Eugenia and James Butler. Among the works to

be sold in this section are pieces by James Lee Byars, Edward Kienholz,

Llyn Foulkes, Victor Vasarely, and Dieter Roth.


Los Angeles

Frank Hettig, Director

+1 (323) 436 5496

Tate Dougherty, Specialist

+1 (323) 436 5439

Cecilia Dan, Consultant

+1 (323) 436 5441

San Francisco

Julianne Rosenbloom, Junior Specialist

Holly Sherratt, Specialist

+1 (415) 503 3311

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