Saturday, April 22, 2006
I went to an art auction last night here in Los Angeles. I thought it was neat! The Martin Lawrence Galleries had their auction at the Luxe Hotel in Brentwood. The room was filled with prints and originals that included works by Keith Haring, Warhol and Picasso. It was reasonably priced stuff like Linocuts and etchings. It was a lot like a museum except for the auctioneer. He had an engaging personality and did his best to keep the bidders interest in the art for sale. But he didn't sell himself short; If a particular work didn't make an already set reserve, he'd quickly shuffle it off the stage!
There was one piece I let escape me. I didn't buy anything, but this one was within my budget. A Salvador Dali Wood cut that had a lot of energy and nice composition. Not too big and in a classy frame. Take a look at this scan. It sold at auction for $750.00!
Do you think I made a mistake letting it pass?