Art Auction '21

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Friday April 9, 2021



Friday April 9, 2021

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.

This charity event will support the museum at a time of unprecedented need. Proceeds from Art Auction '21 will help support the continued operations of Palm Springs Art Museum and its exhibitions, collections, and educational programs as well as participating artists and galleries.

For this year’s online auction, we are delighted to partner with Sotheby’s. This collaboration will ensure that your sponsorship of Palm Springs Art Museum will be visible to a wide and well-qualified audience of art collectors who will be able to view the offerings online at

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.

The museum recognizes the worldwide impact of COVID on artists and their practice. With this in mind, the museum is offering participating artists up to 50% of the hammer price on the sale of their work. Your sponsorship helps us make this possible.

Participation in the auction is free and instructions on how to register will be shared at a later date. To promote these offerings, we will invite various artists to share a virtual glimpse inside their studios and provide all potential bidders with virtual talks about these exciting works, free of charge.

Art Auction ’21 Artists

Lita Albuquerque, Dan Anderson, Janine Antoni, Blake Baxter, Linda Bessemer, Nick Cave, Gerald Clarke, Max Cole, Jonathan Cross, John Divola, Teresita Fernández, Tom Friedman, Sara Genn, Liam Gillick, Gonkar Gyatso, Arturo Herrera, Scott Heywood, Jim Isermann, Penelope Krebs, Rob Pruitt, Brian Rochefort, Alison Saar, Tom Sachs, Aili Schmeltz, Ryan Schneider, David Simpson, Phillip K. Smith III, Tavares Strachan, Robert Therrien Estate, Garth Weiser, Andrea Zittel, …

View the artworks

as of 2/11/21

Art Auction '21 Committee

Clayton Baldwin, Co-Chair, Keith Markovitz, Co-Chair, Arlene Amick, Steven Biller, Peter Blake, Peter Bray, Ellen Donaldson, Robert Goff, Susan D. Goodman, Jessica Grace, Alexander Gray, David Knaus, Marilyn Loesberg, Caroline Luce, Patsy Marino, Anthony Meier, Janelle Reiring, Susan Seelig, Lisa Smith, Phillip K. Smith III, Jackie Thomas, Sarah Watson, Helene Winer.

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 more information about Art Auction ‘21, or to explore customized
sponsorship packages over $25,000, please contact: Sheri Broedlow,
Chief Advancement Officer,, 760-322-4818.



JoAnn McGrath


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


Becky Benaroya
Marcy & Leo Edelstein
Jane Emison & Mike Tierney
Susan Goodman & Rodney Lubeznik
Roberta Holland
Patrick V. Jordan / PS Properties
Patsy & David Marino


The Art Collective Fine Art Services
Ellen Donaldson
Susie & Vahan Kololian
Melissa & Peter Koss
Dave Locke
Keith Markovitz
Ashley & Pat Patterson
Linda & Manny Rider
Susan & Kent Seelig


Peter Waterloo & Jon Taylor

as of 2/16/21