Art Auction '21

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April 9 - April 16



April 9 - April 16

Palm Springs Art Museum is proud to announce an exciting new fundraiser: Art Auction '21 which will open online on Friday, April 9, 2021 and culminate on Friday, April 16.

Auction opens: Friday, April 9, 11:00 a.m. PST
Auction closes: Friday, April 16, 11:00 a.m. PST

Proceeds from this online event will provide vital funding to mount our exhibitions and educational programs, as well as to care for our world-class collection of artworks. And, in recognition of the worldwide impact of COVID on artists and their practice, we are offering participating artists up to 50% of the hammer price on the sale of their work. Your participation helps make all of this possible.

For this year’s online auction, we are delighted to partner with Sotheby’s.

The auction will include an array of artworks by today’s most notable artists from around the region, across the country, and internationally. Approximately 40 artworks that range in value from $5,000 to $100,000 will be made available that will appeal to a broad range of collectors. These pieces will be curated by the JoAnn McGrath Executive Director/CEO Louis Grachos and Chief Curator Rochelle Steiner, who bring decades of experience organizing successful auctions.

Participation in the auction is free and instructions on how to register will be shared at a later date.

Art Auction '21 Artists*

Nick Aguayo

Lita Albuquerque

Dan Anderson

Janine Antoni

Stephanie Bachiero

Blake Baxter

Kelly Berg

Luc Bernard

Linda Besemer

Carlos Carulo

Nick Cave

Michael Childers

Gerald Clarke

Max Cole

Jonathan Cross

Kenturah Davis

John Divola

Teresita Fernández

Tom Friedman

Genevieve Gaignard

Sara Genn

Jeffrey Gibson

Gonkar Gyatso

Arturo Herrera

Scot Heywood

Jim Hodges

Jim Isermann

Anthony James

Isaac Julien

Penelope Krebs

Liz Larner

Robert Longo

Kim MacConnel

Ryan McGinness

Robert Moreland

Andy Moses

Ed Moses

Vik Muniz

Helen Pashgian

Jack Pierson

Rob Pruitt

Brian Rochefort

Nancy Rubins

Alison Saar

Tom Sachs

Aili Schmeltz

Ryan Schneider

Alia Shawkat

Gary Simmons

David Simpson

Phillip K Smith III

Nellie King Solomon

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Tavares Strachan

Robert Therrien Estate

Do Ho Suh

Pae White

Andrea Zittel

Special contribution by Ed Ruscha, courtesy Gagosian Gallery

*as of 3.25.21



Bank of America
JoAnn McGrath


Richard C. Halton & Jean-Marc Frailong
MidMod Design
Leonard Majzlin
Kathy & Jim Simpson
TTK Represents


Clayton Baldwin
Rebecca Benaroya
Deirdre Coit & Susan Canavan
Marcy & Leo Edelstein
Jane Emison & Mike Tierney
Susan Goodman & Rodney Lubeznik
Roberta Holland
Patrick V. Jordan / PS Properties
Kovler Family Foundation
Patsy & David Marino
Dorothy C. Meyerman
Nelson-Moe Group
Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad
Marguerite & David M. Wilson


Dean Ambrose
Arlene Amick / The Art Collective
Ellen Donaldson
Jessica & Gary Grace
Susie & Vahan Kololian
Melissa & Peter Koss
Dave Locke
Marilyn P. & Alan S. Loesberg
Keith Markovitz
Jennifer & Jason Mendelson
Ashley & Pat Patterson
Linda & Manny Rider
Jane Saltonstall
Susan & Kent Seelig


Stella Adena / Rancho Relaxo
HomeLight, Inc.
Peter Waterloo & Jon Taylor

as of 03/29/21

Sponsorship Opportunities

Palm Springs Art Museum respectfully requests your support as a sponsor of Art Auction ’21 and is grateful for your consideration. In addition to the support recognition listed at the following levels, sponsors will be acknowledged in all Art Auction collateral materials and communications.


For information about the auction, the art, and sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael Hinkle, or 760.322.4897.

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