LOT #62: shukaistudio Handmade Caribbean Necklace

donated by Christina S. Huang.

Value $220
Bidding begins at $120 (increments of $20)

Caribbean Necklace designed by architect + jewelry maker, Christina Huang (www.shukaistudio.etsy.com). This unique piece of necklace is handmade of all semi-precious stones, such as turquoise, opal, Crystal, quartz, and obsidian. It is truly a stunning piece that you can wear to a formal occasion or a night out in town. It is sophisticated, bold, and luxurious for women who want the best of what LA jewelry has to offer! The beautiful necklace measures 12” long with a 3” adjustable ends and closed with a lobster clasp.

All pieces in Shukai Studio are handmade with semi- precious stones or crystals with copper chain that is non allergic and non fading. If you are buying a piece from Shukai Studio, you can be ensured that it is completely original in design and creation. You can purchase with confidence and peace of mind knowing that you are purchasing a authentic, high-quality piece of work that has been created by a reputable designer with high standards of merit and aesthetics.

LOT #61: 2 night Suite stay in Marrakesh, Morocco

donated by Benito Villanueva

Value $1,150
Bidding begins at $700 (increments of $100)

A Two-night stay in a Suite at the intimate + luxury Riad El Mansour Hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco.
The hotel has 6 total rooms, Superb location, Serene and tranquil ambience, Traditional Riad, Exclusive service, Fine Morroccan food, Hammam bath and jacuzzi, Reception rooms. Situated a few steps away from the renowned Jemaa-El-Fna square, Riad El Mansour is a magical setting, a refuge of tranquillity and serenity in the old Medina. Its many details were carefully restored by using the finest traditional materials. Reformed and repainted, the Riad currently features typically Morroccan d├ęcor: local architectural style, traditional stucco designs and carefully chosen furniture shares a space along with Morroccan handcrafted pieces. The ambience is distinctively old-world, when opulence and wellbeing reigned.
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...only a short stroll from the vibrant and pulsating Place Jemaa el-Fna, a world heritage site + the heart of the legendary "Rose City" of Marrakesh. In the ancient Medina, Riad El Mansour provides a magical setting from which to explore the rich tapestry of the Moroccan landscape- a landscape interwoven with the heady mixture of Arab, African and European cultures..." http://www.splendia.com/pagehotel.php?hotelid=31262&typeoofsite=

LOT #60: 5x2 Architecture Book

5x2: Research and the Making of Architecture, donated by Balz Mueller

Value $30
Bidding begins at $20 (increments of $5)

5x2: Research and the Making of Architecture, Paperback: 176 pages, Publisher: William Stout. Five groups of architects, representing leading firms in Switzerland and the United States, were invited to participate in a seminar to discuss the role that research plays in the building process. The dialog confronted the similarities + differences in education, design, + construction of buildings in the two countries in an effort to better understand how architecture is made. This book documents the discussions that came from the seminar between six leading Swiss+ American Schools including ETH, CCA + University of California Berkeley. www.5x2.ch

LOT #59: 1 Week Stay in private House in Switzerland!!

donated by Mueller Family, Switzerland

Summer Value $900
Bidding starts at $400 ($100 increments)
Winter Value $1,200
Bidding starts at $600 ($100 increments)

Sleeps 4 adults (+ up to 4 children in the living room)
1 WEEK: To be used by June 2009. please note: not available during December, February or July 15 – August 15. included in this package is help in putting together a magnificent architectural tour like the nearby, spectacular VALS Baths!

An architect or nature lovers dream....the perfect Alpine Getaway, a ONE week stay in a private 2 bedroom traditional home in the Swiss village of Cumbel, surrounded by Architectural highlights in adjacent villages. Accommodations include 2 bedrooms, a living room with wood burning fireplace, kitchen, ski room, laundry, parking space + a balcony with breathtaking views overlooking the valley of Val Lumnezia (Romansh for “Valley of Light”). Val Lumnezia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val_Lumnezia) is a Swiss high Alpine Valley made up of the main Lumnezia valley + the Valser valley to the South East. The house is located in this valley in the center of the town of Cumbel where you can walk a few steps away to get fresh milk directly from the cow!!

The town is closest to the city of Ilanz by train + Zurich by air. http://www.myswitzerland.com/en.cfm/destinations/resorts/offer-Destinations_Resorts-General-9092.html. The house is centrally located to see Architecture Buildings by Peter Zumthor, Valerio Olgiati, Bearth + Deplazes, Gion A. Caminada + others – included in this package is help in putting together a magnificent architectural tour like the spectacular VALS Baths!! http://www.myswitzerland.com/en.cfm/destinations/resorts/offer-Destinations_Resorts-General-81168.html.

LOT #58: Wonderful Wine Gift Basket

donated by West Coast Real Estate, NBC Universal

Value $80
Bidding begins at $40 (increments of $5)

Beautiful basket, wrapped, ready to be given as a gift, includes 1 bottle of 2004 Sterling Vineyard Chardonnay + elegant Rabbit Corkscrew Kit both engraved with NBC Universal logo.

LOT #57: Signed Handblown Rust Saffron Bowl

Caleb Siemon, Rust Saffron Low Bowl, 2007, 5.5"T x 15"W, donated by Carmen Salazar + Caleb Siemon.

Value $1,000
Bidding begins at $500 ($50 increments)

LOT #56: Oberle Family Kansas Raised Pork Sampler

donated by the Oberle Family

Value $180* includes shipping within the US
Bidding begins at $100 (increments of $10)

With total approximate weight of 300 oz, this Pork Sampler has been lovingly raised on a Kansas Farm + cut by Oberle family tradition to provide you with some of the best pork. This unique combination will be delivered to your home FRESH from the Oberle's in the New Year (January 2008). This pork is perfect for a special party of guests, it keeps beautifully in the freezer until ready to cook!

Pork Sampler includes:
8 (7 oz) extra thick (bone-in) pork chop
8 (7 oz) boneless tenderized pork cutlet (amongst the best part of the pork)
8 (1 lb) sausage - great for grilling, pre-seasoned to perfection!
1 lb. thick sliced bacon

LOT #55: Oberle Family Kansas Raised Pork Sampler

donated by the Oberle Family

Value $180* includes shipping within the US
Bidding begins at $100 (increments of $10)

With total approximate weight of 300 oz, this Pork Sampler has been lovingly raised on a Kansas Farm + cut by Oberle family tradition to provide you with some of the best pork. This unique combination will be delivered to your home FRESH from the Oberle's in the New Year (January 2008). This pork is perfect for a special party of guests, it keeps beautifully in the freezer until ready to cook!

Pork Sampler includes:
8 (7 oz) extra thick (bone-in) pork chop
8 (7 oz) boneless tenderized pork cutlet (amongst the best part of the pork)
8 (1 lb) sausage - great for grilling, pre-seasoned to perfection!
1 lb. thick sliced bacon

LOT #54: Oberle Family Kansas Raised Pork Sampler

donated by the Oberle Family

Value $180* includes shipping within the US
Bidding begins at $100 (increments of $10)

With total approximate weight of 300 oz, this Pork Sampler has been lovingly raised on a Kansas Farm + cut by Oberle family tradition to provide you with some of the best pork. This unique combination will be delivered to your home FRESH from the Oberle's in the New Year (January 2008). This pork is perfect for a special party of guests, it keeps beautifully in the freezer until ready to cook!

Pork Sampler includes:
8 (7 oz) extra thick (bone-in) pork chop
8 (7 oz) boneless tenderized pork cutlet (amongst the best part of the pork)
8 (1 lb) sausage - great for grilling, pre-seasoned to perfection!
1 lb. thick sliced bacon

LOT #53: Oberle Family Kansas Raised Pork Sampler

donated by the Oberle Family

Value $180* includes shipping within the US
Bidding begins at $100 (increments of $10)

With total approximate weight of 300 oz, this Pork Sampler has been lovingly raised on a Kansas Farm + cut by Oberle family tradition to provide you with some of the best pork. This unique combination will be delivered to your home FRESH from the Oberle's in the New Year (January 2008). This pork is perfect for a special party of guests, it keeps beautifully in the freezer until ready to cook!
Pork Sampler includes:
8 (7 oz) extra thick (bone-in) pork chop
8 (7 oz) boneless tenderized pork cutlet (amongst the best part of the pork)
8 (1 lb) sausage - great for grilling, pre-seasoned to perfection!
1 lb. thick sliced bacon

LOT #52: 2 hr. Acupuncture Treatment at Love the Belly, Los Angeles

donated by Anne Albrecht, Love the Belly

Value $110
Bidding starts at $60 (increments of $20)


A 2 hour acupuncture treatment with Anne Albrecht, acupuncturist at Love the Belly. Your first visit begins with a half hour discussion of the patient's medical history followed by a full Chinese Medicine diagnosis complete with tongue and pulse reading, followed by an hour of acupuncture and an herbal and dietary consultation.


"Love The Belly (http://www.lovethebelly.com/) is an independently owned “one stop shop” holistic health center that provides wellness therapies, spa services, education and a boutique. The Love the Belly team provides professional, caring, natural medicine for individuals as well as families. Our practice includes Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Homoeopathists, Acupuncturists, Counselors and Massage Therapists working to provide comprehensive holistic family medical care for all members of the family from newborns to adults using the integrative model, combining traditional western medical care with the best of science-based natural and alternative medicine. We have experience in treating a wide variety of health problems and specialize in helping patients who want to improve their long-term health through holistic and allopathic means. We are dedicated to providing health care for the whole person (body, mind + soul)."

LOT #51: SIGNED Robert Rauschenberg

Robert Rauschenberg, Ten Til Too, 2001, serigraph, edition of 75, 32” x 23” framed, donated by Orange County Museum of Art.

Value $2,300 unframed

Bidding starts at $1,300 (increments of $100)

Signed, dated + numbered Serigraph by Robert Rauschenberg. www.ocma.net

LOT #50: Active Cassettes skater T-shirt

Active cassettes natural t-shirt (large), donated by Active Retail Store.

Value $25
Bidding starts at $15 (increments of $5)

Active cassettes natural t-shirt (size: Large). With a retail store located in Westwood, Active has proudly served the North American skate community since 1999. Owned and operated by skateboarders for the benefit of all who skate. Active carries only the finest in footwear, apparel, skate goods and accessories.

LOT #49: Active hooded zip up Sweatshirt

Active cassettes reversible zip up (large), donated by Active Retail Store.

Value $70
Bidding starts at $35 (increments of $5)

With a retail store located in Westwood, Active has proudly served the North American skate community since 1999. Owned and operated by skateboarders for the benefit of all who skate. Active carries only the finest in footwear, apparel, skate goods and accessories.
Sweatshirt Features: 80% cotton-20% poly, fully reversible fleece with inside and outside all over cassette print. Fitted cuffs and waist. Full zip to top of the hood. http://www.activemailorder.com/Catalog/category.aspx?j%7E&cp=1&ct=4&sc=16&sm=-1&br=0&pr=9235&bx=1&px=1&at=-1&bi=0

LOT #48: Active Skate board Deck

active cassettes grey, 31.75"|7.875", donated by Active Retail Store.

Value $35

Bidding starts at $20 (increments of $5)

With a retail store located in Westwood, Active has proudly served the North American skate community since 1999. Owned and operated by skateboarders for the benefit of all who skate. Active carries only the finest in footwear, apparel, skate goods and accessories. http://www.activemailorder.com/Catalog/category.aspx?j%7E&cp=1&ct=2&sc=2&sm=-1&br=0&pr=9377&bx=1&px=1&at=-1&bi=0

LOT #47: "The A-Z of Modern Architecture" Book

Taschen, The A-Z of Modern Architecture, hardcover, 2 Vol. in Box 11.5” x 14.4”, 1072 pages, donated by Stephan Mundwiler.

Value $250*
includes shipping!

Bidding starts at $125 (increments of $20)

The incredible, indispensable TASCHEN encyclopedia of architecture. note: this book will be out November 2007 + has been pre-ordered by the donor. Unlike most architecture encyclopedias, which tend to concentrate more on buildings and floor plans than their designers, this tome puts the architects in the spotlight, profiling individuals so that readers can get a clear overview of their bodies of work. Each architect’s entry features a portrait, quote, and short biography as well as a description of important works, historical context, and general approach; illustrations include numerous drawings, photographs, and floor plans. The book’s A to Z entries cover not only architects but also groups, movements, and styles from the 18th to the 21st centuries. With 600 entries, 5200 illustrations, and a glossary of architectural terms, The A to Z of Modern Architecture is a comprehensive resource that no architecture profession, fan, or student should be without. http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/architecture/upcoming/02926/facts.htm

LOT #46: SIGNED Modernism Rediscovered by Julius Shulman

Taschen, Modernism Rediscovered, 2000, hardcover, 3 volumes in slipcase, 11.4” x 14.5”, 1008 pages, donated by Stephan Mundwiler.

Value $300* delivery included!
Bidding starts at $150 (increments of $20)

**Donor will ask Julius Shulman to sign the book with reference to the bidder + Chris Oberle! note: this book will be out this Fall (I think in October) + has been pre-ordered by donor.

TASCHEN's Modernism Rediscovered (2000) brought to light for the first time forgotten architectural masterpieces, drawn from photographer Julius Shulman`s personal archives. Paying tribute to residential and commercial buildings that had slipped from public view, Shulman`s stunning photographs uncovered a rarely seen side of California Modernism. This extensive, three-volume follow-up to that remarkable volume brings over 400 more architectural gems into the spotlight. Not just restricted to the West Coast this time, the images were taken all across the United States as well as in Mexico, Israel, and Hong Kong. http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/architecture/new/04404/facts.julius_shulman_modernism_rediscovered_3_vols.htm

LOT #45: Photograph by Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith, Untitled (inSITE97), 1997, color photograph, 47" x 47" framed, donated by Michael Krichman and Carmen Cuenca.

Value $5,000
Bidding starts at $2,000 (increments of $200)

Melanie Smith was born in Poole, England and lives and works in Mexico City. Smith has shown widely in the United States, Europe and Mexico. In her installations, photography, video works, paintings and sculptures she turns to a wide spectrum of philosophically and socially relevant themes. http://www.artnet.com/artist/424299510/melanie-smith.html
http://www.insite05.org/

LOT #44: "Two Headed Dog" by Geoff Mcfetridge

Geoff Mcfetridge, Two Headed Dog, 2005, signed edition of 10, hand silkscreen print on acid free poster paper, 26" x 40", donated by Champion Graphics.

Value $300
Bidding starts at $150 (increments of $20)

Part of an installation Geoff did for a show called "Beautiful Losers" that is currently traveling the world. All are hand silk screened with water based inks on Acid free poster paper. The breadth of Geoff's work covers designs for magazines, posters, t-shirts, textiles, motion graphics and advertising as well as film production. In his most recent work for HP, Geoff created a motion graphics piece about nanotechnology that is embedded with amusing inside jokes that only nano-scientists will understand. For the rest of us less nano-minded, we can delight in the visual pleasure of his graphics. One of our favorite designs is a pair of high-tops that Geoff designed for nike. The retro-80s high-top is meant to be ripped apart to reveal the messages and graphics beneath. http://www2.artcenter.edu/mdp/webtakes/mcfetridge/

LOT #43: "Griffith Park" by Geoff Mcfetridge

Geoff Mcfetridge, Griffith Park, 2005, signed edition of 12, hand silkscreen print on acid free poster paper, 26" x 40", donated by Champion Graphics.

Value $300
Bidding starts at $150 (increments of $20)

Part of an installation Geoff did for a show called "Beautiful Losers" that is currently traveling the world. All are hand silk screened with water based inks on Acid free poster paper. The breadth of Geoff's work covers designs for magazines, posters, t-shirts, textiles, motion graphics and advertising as well as film production. In his most recent work for HP, Geoff created a motion graphics piece about nanotechnology that is embedded with amusing inside jokes that only nano-scientists will understand. For the rest of us less nano-minded, we can delight in the visual pleasure of his graphics. One of our favorite designs is a pair of high-tops that Geoff designed for nike. The retro-80s high-top is meant to be ripped apart to reveal the messages and graphics beneath. http://www2.artcenter.edu/mdp/webtakes/mcfetridge/

LOT #42: "Now/Never" by Geoff Mcfetridge

Geoff Mcfetridge, Now/Never, 2005, signed edition of 10, hand silkscreen print on acid free poster paper, 26" x 40", donated by Champion Graphics.

Value $300
Bidding starts at $150 (increments of $20)

Part of an installation Geoff did for a show called "Beautiful Losers" that is currently traveling the world. All are hand silk screened with water based inks on Acid free poster paper. The breadth of Geoff's work covers designs for magazines, posters, t-shirts, textiles, motion graphics and advertising as well as film production. In his most recent work for HP, Geoff created a motion graphics piece about nanotechnology that is embedded withamusing inside jokes that only nano-scientists will understand. For the rest of us less nano-minded, we can delight in the visual pleasure of his graphics. One of our favorite designs is a pair of high-tops that Geoff designed for nike. The retro-80s high-top is meant to be ripped apart to reveal the messages and graphics beneath. http://www2.artcenter.edu/mdp/webtakes/mcfetridge/

LOT #41: "Rising/Setting" by Geoff Mcfetridge

Geoff Mcfetridge, Rising/Setting, 2005, signed edition of 8, hand silkscreen print on acid free poster paper, 26" x 40", donated by Champion Graphics.

Value $300
Bidding starts at $150 (increments of $20)

Part of an installation Geoff did for a show called "Beautiful Losers" that is currently traveling the world. All are hand silk screened with water based inks on Acid free poster paper. The breadth of Geoff's work covers designs for magazines, posters, t-shirts, textiles, motion graphics and advertising as well as film production. In his most recent work for HP, Geoff created a motion graphics piece about nanotechnology that is embedded with amusing inside jokes that only nano-scientists will understand. For the rest of us less nano-minded, we can delight in the visual pleasure of his graphics. One of our favorite designs is a pair of high-tops that Geoff designed for nike. The retro-80s high-top is meant to be ripped apart to reveal the messages and graphics beneath. http://www2.artcenter.edu/mdp/webtakes/mcfetridge/

LOT #40: "Suns" by Geoff Mcfetridge

Geoff Mcfetridge, Suns, 2007, signed edition of 8, handmade silkscreen print on acid free poster paper, 25" x 35", donated by Champion Graphics.

Value $300
Bidding starts at $150 (increments of $20)

Created for a cafe in Tokyo Geoff designed the interior for called "Sunshine Studio" This is printed with waterbased inks on "Rock Paper" an eco friendly paper substitute made of limestone. The things I created for the cafe were done with a sensitivity to how materials and manufacturing would affect the environment. The breadth of Geoff's work covers designs for magazines, posters, t-shirts, textiles, motion graphics and advertising as well as film production. In his most recent work for HP, Geoff created a motion graphics piece about nanotechnology that is embedded with amusing inside jokes that only nano-scientists will understand. For the rest of us less nano-minded, we can delight in the visual pleasure of his graphics. One of our favorite designs is a pair of high-tops that Geoff designed for nike. The retro-80s high-top is meant to be ripped apart to reveal the messages and graphics beneath.http://www2.artcenter.edu/mdp/webtakes/mcfetridge/

LOT #39: "Yoga" by Geoff Mcfetridge

Geoff Mcfetridge, Yoga, 2007, hand silkscreen on heavy drawing paper, signed edition of 3, 44" x 60", donated by Champion Graphics.

Value $600
Bidding starts at $300 (increments of $20)

This LARGE poster was created for a recent show Geoff had in the Netherlands at the Mu Gallery in Eindhoven. The breadth of Geoff's work covers designs for magazines, posters, t-shirts, textiles, motion graphics and advertising as well as film production. In his most recent work for HP, Geoff created a motion graphics piece about nanotechnology that is embedded with amusing inside jokes that only nano-scientists will understand. For the rest of us less nano-minded, we can delight in the visual pleasure of his graphics. One of our favorite designs is a pair of high-tops that Geoff designed for nike. The retro-80s high-top is meant to be ripped apart to reveal the messages and graphics beneath.

Geoff McFetridge is a graphic designer and visual artist based in Los Angeles. He was born in Calgary, Canada and received his BFA from the local Alberta College of Design. Geoff continued his education at California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, receiving his MFA in 1995. In 1996, Geoff established Champion Graphics his own graphic design studio in Atwater, California. http://www2.artcenter.edu/mdp/webtakes/mcfetridge/

LOT #38: notNeutral City Plate - Shanghai

notNeutral, Shanghai, 12" diameter, porcelain dishwasher/microwave safe, donated by notNeutral.

Value $50
Bidding starts at $25 (increments of $10)

One of eight featured cities - Los Angeles, Shanghai, Cairo, Berlin, Las Vegas, Dubai, New Orleans, Washington DC - chosen by our notNeutral design team for their reputations as gateways, and for the way each is dealing with the effects of agglomeration as its population begins to reach critical mass. These porcelain plates measure 12” across, with each city’s downtown core printed on a black background. Key buildings are represented with orange icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in blue and green. http://www.notneutral.com/

LOT #37: notNeutral City Plate - Cairo

notNeutral, Cairo, 12" diameter, porcelain dishwasher/microwave safe, donated by notNeutral.

Value $50
Bidding starts at $25 (increments of $10)

One of eight featured cities - Los Angeles, Shanghai, Cairo, Berlin, Las Vegas, Dubai, New Orleans, Washington DC - chosen by our notNeutral design team for their reputations as gateways, and for the way each is dealing with the effects of agglomeration as its population begins to reach critical mass. These porcelain plates measure 12” across, with each city’s downtown core printed on a black background. Key buildings are represented with orange icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in blue and green. http://www.notneutral.com/

LOT #36: Freshwater Pearl + Coral Bracelet

donated by Maria Siani

Value $275
Bidding starts at $85 (increments of $25)

The exclusive jewelry collection is personally designed + hand made by Maria Siani for individual clients. Maria has traveled the world gathering semi-precious stones and pearls as well as inspiration for her unique designs. Gorgeous Freshwater Pearl + Coral could be worn as a bracelet or necklace. Coral, Freshwater Pearls + Silver beads on 16" long coil.

LOT #35: Freshwater Pearl + Semi-Precious stone, Amethyst, Jade, Amber, Bracelet

donated by Maria Siani

Value $250
Bidding starts at $75 (increments of $25)

The exclusive jewelry collection is personally designed + hand made by Maria Siani for individual clients. Maria has traveled the world gathering semi-precious stones and pearls as well as inspiration for her unique designs. Gorgeous Freshwater Pearl + Semi-Precious Stone could be worn as a bracelet or necklace. Amethyst, Jade, Amber, Tourmaline, Crystal, Freshwater Pearls + Silver beads on 16" long coil.

LOT #34: Ruben Ochoa: Extracted, limited edition

Ruben Ochoa "Extracted" limited edition, 2006, two color lithograph with hand painting, 20.5" x 29.25", courtesy of the artist, LAXART + Cirrus.

Value $750
Bidding starts at $350 (increments of $50)

edition of 45, each edition unique. Comprised of a public intervention on a freeway wall, billboard project, and gallery exhibition, Extracted takes simulation and site specificity as its point of departure. Ochoa is critical of the social divide of the city, and his work is particularly geared toward the investigation of geography and gentrification in Los Angeles, specifically by investigating the form of the freeway wall. This edition was produced in conjunction with his exhibition at LAXART in September 2006.
http://laxart.org/contemporary/?s=Ruben+Ochoa/

Ruben Ochoa currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from the University of California, Irvine in 2001. He has exhibited at the Roy and Edna Disney Calarts Theatre in Los Angeles, Greyscale in San Diego, the Orange County Museum of Art’s California Biennial, the Project in Los Angeles, and Harris Lieberman gallery in New York. He has received awards from Creative Capital, the Rockefeller Foundation, Durfee Foundation and the California Community Foundation.

LOT #33: GAIA Spa 3 hr. Organic Renewal Synergy Treatment

donated by GAIA Day Spa, La Jolla

Value $325
Bidding starts at $200 (increments of $20)

ORGANIC RENEWAL SYNERGY: 3 hour combination treatment. Herbal steam sauna, Vichy Exfoliation, Swedish Massage, Gaia Organic Facial. Aromatic oils, massage and herbal exfoliation balance and refresh the body and spirit. Spend an entire afternoon + feel fabulous with the finest in organic spa treatments in La Jolla's oasis of tranquility. http://www.gaiadayspa.com/

LOT #32: 1 Month ALL-Access Membership to Equinox Fitness Centers

donated by Equinox Fitness Centers

Value $575
Bid starts at: $ 150 ($20 increments)

Month long ALL ACCESS membership to Equinox Fitness Centers NATIONWIDE. Includes full gym membership, use of the state of the art facilities, a fitness assesment + personal training session. fully equipt gym, amazing fitness classes, pilates, studio cycling, yoga + wonderful locker rooms with full steam. Take advantage of the full Spa, cafe, shop + kid's club. locations in California, New York, Boston, Florida + Chicago. http://www.equinoxfitness.com/

LOT #31: Trina Turk Belted Vegetable tanned Handbag

donated by Trina Turk

Value $235
Bid starts at: $ 100 ($20 increments)

Designer Trina Turk Belted Vegetable tanned handbag in black. http://www.trinaturk.com/

LOT #30: Trina Turk Beaded Raffia Clutch

donated by Trina Turk

Value $195

LOT #29: Sculpture by Jeffery Laudenslager

Jeffery Laudenslager, steel, 35" x 9", donated by Lee and Stuart Posnock

Value $1,500
Bidding starts at $500 (increments of $50)

It is flat sculpture, but gives optic illusion of being three dimensional. A master of illusion, Jeffery bends minds as he bends metals into clever configurations that seem to defy gravity, logic and reason and blur the line between fantasy and reality. “My non-kinetic pieces, whether small of large-scale, are illusionist riddles of steel which trick the mind with clever geometries. This can result in even my static sculptures appearing animated.” http://www.laudenslagersculpture.com/

LOT #28: “Vecchiano” Photograph by Massimo Vitali

Massimo Vitali, Vecchiano, 2006, offset print, 36" x 43-3/4" (framed), 25-3/4" x 33-1/2" (image), limited edition of 120 with 20 artist proofs, framed in a contemporary white frame, donated by Quint Contemporary Art.

Value $1,200
Bidding starts at $800 ($100 increments)

limited edition of 120 with 20 artist proofs. "Massimo Vitali, (http://www.massimovitali.com/) born in Como, Italy, in 1944, after liceo, takes a course in photography at the London College of Printing. In the early sixties starts a career in photojournalism collaborating with many magazines and agencies in Italy and in Europe. The meeting with Simon Guttmann founder of the agency Report is fundamental for his growth as a concerned photographer. At the beginning on the eighties a growing mistrust in the absolute capacity of photography in reproducing the subtleties of reality leads him to develop a new activity as cinematographer in the world of fiction and advertising. But the relationship with the still camera never ceased and over the past ten years he has developed a new approach in portraying the world: photography seen as an expression of contemporary art. Since 1995 has started the beach series. Lives and works in Lucca, Italy.”
http://www.quintgallery.com/

LOT #27: TWO concert tickets to see UNKLE

donated by Joe Fleischer

Value $45

Bid starts at: $35 ($5 increments)

Two (2) tickets to see UNKLE at the Echoplex on Friday the 26th of October 2007 at 9pm. http://www.unkle.com/

LOT #26: Bohemian Modern: Living in Silver Lake Book2

donated by Barbara Bestor

Value $35
Bid starts at: $ 25 ($5 increments)

Bestor, Barbara. New York, 2006. Through striking illustrations and stunning photographs, Bohemian Modern explores the unique structural and interior designs that have put California's Silver Lake neighborhood at the forefront of a new style phenomenon. Hardcover, 261 pp. http://www.bestorarchitecture.com/

LOT #25: Bohemian Modern: Living in Silver Lake Book

donated by Barbara Bestor

Value $35
Bid starts at: $ 25 ($5 increments)

Bestor, Barbara. New York, 2006. Through striking illustrations and stunning photographs, Bohemian Modern explores the unique structural and interior designs that have put California's Silver Lake neighborhood at the forefront of a new style phenomenon. Hardcover, 261 pp. http://www.bestorarchitecture.com/

LOT #24: Landmarks: Sculpture Commissions for the Stuart Collection at UCSD Book3

Landmarks: Sculpture Commissions for the Stuart Collection at UCSD Book, donated by the Stuart Collection.

Value $65
Bid starts at: $ 35 ($10 increments)

Art in America calls the collection “adventurous,” “ironic,” “humorous,” and “striking.” The American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored the collection in 1994 for its “provocative works,” calling it an “amazing collection. The 16 artists represented are Terry Allen, Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Jackie Ferrara, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Richard Fleischner, Tim Hawkinson, Jenny Holzer, Robert Irwin, Elizabeth Murray, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Niki de Saint Phalle, Alexis Smith, Kiki Smith, and William Wegman. http://stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/StuartCollection/index.htm

LOT #23: Landmarks: Sculpture Commissions for the Stuart Collection at UCSD Book2

Landmarks: Sculpture Commissions for the Stuart Collection at UCSD Book, donated by the Stuart Collection.

Value $65
Bid starts at: $ 35 ($10 increments)

Art in America calls the collection “adventurous,” “ironic,” “humorous,” and “striking.” The American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored the collection in 1994 for its “provocative works,” calling it an “amazing collection. The 16 artists represented are Terry Allen, Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Jackie Ferrara, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Richard Fleischner, Tim Hawkinson, Jenny Holzer, Robert Irwin, Elizabeth Murray, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Niki de Saint Phalle, Alexis Smith, Kiki Smith, and William Wegman. http://stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/StuartCollection/index.htm

LOT #22: Tim Hawkinson Bear Poster

Tim Hawkinson Bear Sculpture, 18" x 24", donated by the Stuart Collection.

Value $300
Bid starts at: $ 100 ($20 increments)

SIGNED poster by the artist, Tim Hawkinson, of his boulder Bear Sculpture. Sculpture Commissioned for the Stuart Collection at the University of California, San Diego. http://stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/StuartCollection/index.htm

LOT #21: Landmarks: Sculpture Commissions for the Stuart Collection at UCSD Book

Landmarks: Sculpture Commissions for the Stuart Collection at UCSD Book, donated by the Stuart Collection.

Value $65

Bid starts at: $ 35 ($10 increments)

Art in America calls the collection “adventurous,” “ironic,” “humorous,” and “striking.” The American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored the collection in 1994 for its “provocative works,” calling it an “amazing collection. The 16 artists represented are Terry Allen, Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Jackie Ferrara, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Richard Fleischner, Tim Hawkinson, Jenny Holzer, Robert Irwin, Elizabeth Murray, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Niki de Saint Phalle, Alexis Smith, Kiki Smith, and William Wegman. http://stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/StuartCollection/index.htm

LOT #20: Heatseeking (Ship.03) by Jordan Crandall

Jordan Crandall "Heatseeking (Ship.03)", 2000, C-print, 20 x 24 in. unframed, donated by Jordan Crandall.

Value $1,200
Bid starts at: $ 700 ($100 increments)

“Fear belongs in the topology of enjoyment, and horror is also on the psychological road map of voyeurism. Terror and voyeurism, joy and fear are rings of a common geometry. This geometry shapes the topology of contemporary and future society.

Jordan Crandall is the first artist who gives us a vision of this geometry, an insight into a dark zone of new pleasures and pains within a techno-militaristic controlled society. His vision of the armed vision of today comments on the “fear studies” that accompany the transformations of American society.

Crandall's cinema shows the Janus-head of the panoptic principle, from which the cinema arose: seeing and being seen, visual pleasure and paranoia. His art shows us the two roots of the cinematographic experience and its dangerous future in a media society based on armed vision.” - Peter Weibel http://jordancrandall.com/main/index.html

LOT #19: Teatime for Tito Cups by Mario Ybarra, Jr.

Mario Ybarra, Jr., porcelain set of cup + saucer, Miami art basel fair 2006, donated by Mario Ybarra, Jr. + Karla Diaz.

Value $200

Bidding starts at: $ 80 ($10 increments)


“teatime for tito” is dedicated to the famous latin jazz + mambo musician, Tito Puente ("El Rey" + "The King of Latin Music"). it was created specially for Ybarra's container piece at Miami art Basel fair 2006. The set comes with 2 cups + 2 saucers, made for Art Positions.

LOT #18: Debord(er): An Urbanism Beyond the Property Line by Teddy Cruz

Teddy Cruz, "Debord(er): An Urbanism Beyond the Property Line", 2006, 22” x 36” light box of aluminum, Plexiglass and Film, donated by Teddy Cruz.

Value $3,750

Bid starts at: $1,750 ($200 increments)


Created by the renowned architect + theorist, Teddy Cruz (Estudio Teddy Cruz), for the "Tijuana: Strange New World" exhibition. Over the past decade, a seismic shift in economic and political forces has transformed life in the second-largest city on the West Coast, situated at the most heavily trafficked international border crossing in the world. Tijuana's newfound wealth and haphazard expansion have changed patterns of migration for the city's many artists, who once routinely moved north to Los Angeles but are now staying or returning, and being joined by friends from Mexico City and beyond.


Teddy Cruz won the 2004-2005 James Stirling prize for Border Postcard: chronicles from the edge, a project exploring new urban strategies for the international border zone spanning San Diego and Tijuana. He has designed new mixed-use developments that reuse and adapt existing structures and recycled materials.

LOT #17: Empire, Lisa Tan Photograph

Lisa Tan, Empire, 2007, edition of 3, artist print, c-print, 11” x 12”, unframed, donated by Lisa Tan.

Value $1,100
Bid starts at: $ 450 ($50 increments)

"Empire" documents two photographs. The first was taken in 1973. It is an image of the artist's sister, father, and pregnant mother at the top of the Empire State Building. The second image was taken in 2005, when the artist moved to New York. The image documents the exact site where her family stood 32 years prior, looking out towards lower Manhattan.

Lisa is based in New York. Recently, she has had one-person exhibitions at GrimmRosenfeld Munich, LAXART in Los Angeles + GrimmRosenfeld New York. Last spring she worked with haudenschildGarage to produce a work in Buenos Aires titled Recoleta.

LOT #16: “Prelude of Desire” by Fernando Quiros

Fernando Quiros "Prelude of Desire" Argentina, 2000, Oil on canvas, 29" x 21 1/2" framed.

Value $1,100
Bid starts at: $400 ($50 increments)

With text in the back: “above the water, through the water – lily garden while floating - I imagine the origin of your dream”. Fernando Quiros http://fernandoquiros.com/ was born in BA Arg. He lived and painted in Madrid for many years. His work showed extensively in Spain and in Italy, where he also painted frescos at the Albicetti Castle in Florence.

LOT #15: “Casa de Campo” by Fernando Quiros

Fernando Quiros "Casa de Campo" Argentina, 1983, oil on canvas, 35 1/2" x 27 1/2" on stretcher, minor damage on upper right hand corner.

Value $1,600
Bid starts at: $ 500 ($50 increments)

Fernando Quiros http://fernandoquiros.com/ was born in Bs. As. Arg. He lived and painted in Madrid for many years. His work showed extensively in Spain and in Italy, where he also painted frescos at the Albicetti Castle in Florence.

LOT #14: Beautiful custom jewelry choker

Value $350
Bidding starts at $80 (increments of $20)

Fine custom jewelry 12" x 1 1/4", center medallion 2 inches around, baked enamel.

LOT #13: Dinner for 4 at Bernini’s Bistro in La Jolla, CA

donated by Bernini’s Bistro, La Jolla

Value $150

Bidding starts at $80 (increments of $20)

Elegant atmosphere with affordable pricing this large picturesque bistro is the perfect place to enjoy sunny San Diego while discovering why this neighborhood eatery is known as “the locals’ favorite.” The newly remodeled Berninis has the feel of a comfortable and elegant European bistro. Live music Friday and Saturday evenings, Full Bar with wide screen television, Patio/ outdoor dining. This locals’ neighborhood secret is now out. http://www.berninisbistro.com/