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Happening 2013: LACE Benefit Auction
May 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7pm VIP Cocktail and Preview
DJ set by Richard Chartier
8pm Cocktail Reception
DJ set by Silent Servant
8:30pm Live Auction
Auctioneer: Blake Koh, Director of Sotheby’s Los Angeles
10pm Silent Auction last lots close
Artworks will be on view at LACE, 15 – 19 May during regular gallery hours.
LACE with HAPPENING 2013 Host Committee chair and LACE Board Member Kathie Foley-Meyer and Master of Ceremonies Mario Ybarra, Jr. are pleased to announce HAPPENING 2013: The LACE Benefit Art Auction, our most festive celebration of the year. Taking place Tuesday, 21 May 2013 at LACE in Hollywood, this signature event will honor the groundbreaking artists who put LACE on the cultural map of Los Angeles and continue to command our attention in the contemporary art world.
Get ready to raise your paddle to bid on 100+ works by established and emerging artists including Laylah Ali, Tad Beck, Barnaby Furnas, Liz Glynn, Piero Golia, Mike Kelley, Sharon Lockhart, Meleko Mokgosi, Raymond Pettibon, Sterling Ruby, Frances Stark, Henry Taylor, Liat Yossifor, Lisa Williamson and many more. Board President William Moreno comments, “With the enthusiastic and generous support of each of our donors and members, LACE remains the dynamic platform artists and curators require to create daring, leading-edge work for the public. Their contributions are truly appreciated and valued.”
To provide an unprecedented level of visibility and access to an international audience of collectors and patrons, LACE is partnering with the online auction house Paddle8. Online bidding begins May 8 at www.paddle8.com/auctions/lace.
In keeping with our tradition, LACE invites 20 guest curators every year to each organize a personalized exhibition featuring works by their favorite contemporary artists. This year’s auction curators include Cassandra Coblentz, Robert Crouch, Finishing School, Marsea Goldberg, Mark Steven Greenfield, Shoghig Halajian, Taylor Jacobson, Flora Kao, Hoojung Lee, Jane McFadden, Jason Meadows, Aram Moshayedi, Kori Newkirk, Calvin Phelps, Matthew Poole, Analia Saban, Matthew Timmons, Mark Dean Veca, Laura Watts, and Charlie White.
2013 AUCTION HOST COMMITTEE
Kathie Foley-Meyer*, Happening Chair, Mario Ybarra, Jr., Master of Ceremonies, Philip Aarons, Jeff Cain*, Robert Galstian, Lori Garboushian, Adam Gross, Maureen Haines*, Randal Haworth, Robert Hertzberg, Tiffiny Lendrum, Helen Lewis, Juliet McIver, Jarl & Pamela Mohn, William Moreno*, LACE Chair, Sarah Conley Odenkirk, Paddle8, Michelle Joan Papillion, Ed Patuto, Synderela Peng*, Michael Perkinson, Tom Peters, Vincent Ruiz-Abogado*, Mark Sandelson, Jackie Sharp*, Stefan Simchowitz, Ben Smith*, Carol A. Stakenas*, Robert Suiter, Marta Sullivan*, Reid Thompson, Elinor & Rubin Turner, Kelly White & David Timoner, Linda Vallejo, Patric Z & Billy Hamilton. *LACE Board of Directors
AMMO, Art Services Melrose, Artforum, Artillery Magazine, Astek Wallcovering Inc., Beverly Hills Picture Framing, California Cactus Center, California Institute of the Arts, Enrique Castrejon, Charles Smith Wines, Fine Art Solutions, Fix Coffee, Form Follows, Fresh & Easy, Good Girl Dinette, Ota House, Paddle8, Picnic Design, Pierre Long Creative Frames, Sotheby’s Los Angeles, Stone Brewing, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Trader Joe’s.
Paddle8 is the auction house of the online world, supporting non-profits through benefit and themed auctions. Founded by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer and LVMH veteran, and Aditya Julka, a HBS MBA and serial entrepreneur. Paddle8 eases the sale and acquisition of art and collectibles via a fully virtual auction model, offering the lowest available commissions, no public sales records, and extended auction visibility and time-lines, enhanced by educational content, in addition to automated post-sale services. Paddle8 is funded by Founder Collective, a prestigious venture fund, and Mousse Partners, a family office affiliated with a major luxury brand.