On Saturday, Sept 28 at 8 p.m., Martin Lawrence Galleries at The Forum Shops at Caesars will once again present a live auction spanning over 1,000 available works valued at more than $24 million retail.
Ranging from world class artists to limited edition works by acclaimed contemporary artists, The Martin Lawrence Galleries Fall Art Auction is where new collectors embark and where seasoned collectors capitalize. View the full release here.
Through the auction process, bidding often opens at between 30% – 70% off retail pricing. Request an auction catalogue or reserve your space at the live auction today – please call 702.991.5990.
Presenting 5 Hot Auction Items…
Andy Warhol Shoes #254, hand-signed silkscreen with diamond dust, 40 x 59.5 inches.
Andy Warhol was and will always be known as “The Prince of Pop” because of his influential art. He is the artist who embraced popular culture as we know it. An early adopter of the silk screen printmaking process as a technique for creating paintings, Warhol’s earliest silkscreening process involved hand-drawn images and quickly progressed to the use of photographically derived silkscreening in paintings.
Liudmila Kondakova, Rome, hand-pulled serigraph on canvas, 24 × 24 inches.
Kondakova’s meticulous attention to every detail in her works attributes to her style of Romantic Realism, allowing viewers to experience the romantic view as if in Rome themselves. The beauty and melancholy of aged buildings synthesize a modern-day metropolis with an ancient culture and society that is signature to her style.
Mark Kostabi, Didn’t We Have a Ball?,
Oil on canvas, 11.88 x 11.88 inches.
In 1984, Kostabi emerged as a leading figure in the now legendary East Village art scene where he cultivated a provocative media persona by publishing self-interviews reflecting on the commodification of contemporary art. By 1987, his work was widely exhibited in New York galleries as well as prominently throughout the United States, Japan, Germany and Australia.
Picasso’s linocut prints stand out as some of the greatest color prints of the 20th century. He was drawn to the technique’s ability to create flat surfaces from which either textured areas or even tones could be printed; also, it could be easily carved allowing both freedom and perfection of cut. As seen in the portrait above, Picasso’s linocuts were constructed withpowerful solidarity of tones – working, cutting, and printing from the boldest forms of the image down to the absolute finest.
American surrealist painter, Robert Deyber, is one of the best-kept secrets in the contemporary art world. This work is an example of Deyber’s playfulness with words and his uncanny ability to reinterpret past and present euphemisms, idioms and clichés with a sophisticated artistic spin. His works relates to other surrealist icons such as Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, and he appeals to audiences of all ages.