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Five Big-Name Pieces Up for Bid at the SFMOMA Art Auction

Rachel Ward | April 10, 2013 | Lifestyle Story Galleries and Performance Culture

Hands down the city’s highest profile art affair, SFMOMA’s Art Auction only comes around once every two years, and the next installment is on April 24. It's the chance for serious collectors and enthusiasts to bid on more than 40 big-ticket pieces from some of the art world’s most recognizable names, as well as hot up-and-comers.

This year the museum promises to keep the event, which benefits its exhibition schedule and education programs, as modern as the art: Following food and cocktails, local electro-indie-rock band Geographer will perform for the expected 500 guests. And if you have your eye on a piece from the silent auction, no need to feel chained to it, you can ratchet up your offer with your mobile bidding device while you wait in line for a drink.

From Warhol to Sherman, the above slideshow highlights five big-deal artists whose work will be up for grabs in the live auction later this month (and soon decorating some very lucky walls). If you’re not prepared to drop $400 for a ticket, you can take a peek for free during the auction preview on April 20-21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24, 5 to 10 p.m., 151 Third St.,, 415.618.3263. Buy tickets here.


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