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Saturday, April 26

The Music of Veracruz- World Music for Kids

The Broad Stage

Santa Monica, CA 90401


Kids can rarely sit still and this joyous Fandango will have them dancing in the aisles of the Edye to the vibrant rhythms of Son Jarocho music from Veracruz. Master musician, singer and craftsman, Cesar Castro is joined by instrumentalists Xochi Flores, Juan Perez and Chuy Sandoval to share their culture, love and knowledge of this blend of indigenous Mexican, African and Arabic sounds that has become the signature of Latin music today. It’s a rousing, participatory performance!

Join us after the show for milk, cookies and a meet and greet with the artists.

Refreshments sponsored by the California Milk Processor Board, creators of got milk?, and Souplantation.

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4:00pm to 7:00pm


Works by Irving Penn, Alex Prager, William Eggleston, Wallace Berman, Ruud van Empel, Ansel Adams, Cindy Sherman, Sebastiao Salgado, Nan Goldin, George Tice, Julius Shulman, Ruth Bernhard, Weegee, Lillian Bassman, Elliott Erwitt, Horst P. Horst, Elliot Erwitt, Frank Horvat, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Abelardo Morell, Dennis Stock, Bert Stern and George Platt Lynes lead the sale.

SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS is pleased to announce Spotlight on Photography - an auction of contemporary and classic photographs along with photo-based work on Saturday, April 26, 2014 beginning at 4PM at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA.

Anchoring the catalogue is Irving Penn’s Optician’s Shop Window, New York, 1939 (Printed 1983) gelatin silver print, from the edition of 65, estimated at $20,000/$25,000 (pictured left). “Made at the very beginning of Penn's career, this photograph is emblematic of his life's work. At once a still-life and a portrait, even a kind of self-portrait, this modest bit of vernacular advertising is portrayed by Penn simultaneously as a document of folk art and a work of surrealism--then at its apogee.” -John Szarkowski.

New Additions Include: Rare portrait by renowned photographer William Eggleston from his series Nightclub Portraits from 1973|Printed 2005 from a limited edition of 5. Also added is a large and colorful chromogenic print by photographer Alex Prager titled Joan from 2007, edition of 7. All recent additions may be found in our catalogue at www.smauctions.com.

An assortment of iconic fashion photographs follow, among them- Horst P. Horst’s Lisa With Harp shot on assignment for Vogue in 1939, estimated at $10,000/$12,000 and Lillian Bassman’s stunning gelatin silver print of a Christian Dior corset photographed for Harper’s Bazaar in 1950, estimated at $4,000/$6,000.

Renowned architectural and celebrity portraits from Julius Shulman (an Artist Proof of Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, CA, Pierre Koenig, Architect, acquired directly from his studio, estimated at $10,000/$12,000), George Tice (Petit’s Mobil Gas Station, Cherry Hill, NJ, 1974, estimated at $7,500/$8,500).

Contemporary photography will be represented as well with World #9 from Ruud van Empel’s breakthrough 2005 series (pictured right), estimated at $20,000/$25,000; two fresh to auction Abelardo Morell gelatin silver prints- The Coliseum by Piranesi #2, 1994 and Map in the sink, 1996, estimated at $4,000/$5,000 each; and a collaborative print from Rashid Johnson & Hank Willis Thomas titled A portrait of Two American Artists as Young Negro Scholars from the sold out edition of 31, published by the Rubell Family Collection in 2008, estimated at $1,500/$2,500.

Previews begin April 1, 2014 in conjunction with the Month of Photography Los Angeles [MOPLA] at Bergamot Station in Gallery A5 and online at www.smauctions.com. The catalogue is ever-expanding as SMA continually considers consignments up until the weekend of the auction. Submissions are invited via email ([email protected]).

2014 marks the 30-year anniversary of SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS - an independently owned and operated boutique auction house specializing in sourcing modern and contemporary fine art of all mediums. Please visit our recently relaunched website to join our mailing list, peruse auction highlights and receive catalogue updates. 

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Inconnu a cette adresse (Address Unknown) - Patrick Timsit & Thierry Lhermitte

Theater Raymond Kabbaz

10361 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

7:30pm to 9:30pm

A Timeless Tale of Friendship and Betrayal Performed In French with Projected English Subtitles

Inconnu à Cette Adresse is based on the book Address Unknown, written by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor. The novel was published just before the outbreak of World War 2, written as a series of letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his business partner, who had returned to Germany in 1932. It is credited with exposing, early on, the dangers of Nazism to the American public. The work was adapted for the stage by Michèle Levy-Bram.

Inconnu à Cette Adresse brings Kathrine Kressmann Taylor’s classic pre-war text, Address Unknown, back to life. In her book, an international literary sensation and social phenomenon, a successful art dealer returns to his native Germany, maintaining a correspondence with his close Jewish friend back in America. The captivating text is masterfully composed of nineteen tragic letters. Against a backdrop of rising nationalism, allegiances become distorted beyond recognition. The stage adaptation, Inconnu à Cette Adresse, was awarded the 2013 Globes de Cristal Best Theatre Play of the Year.

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Queen Mary

1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90802

7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join Journalist Susan Maxwell Skinner on The Queen Mary for an intimate discussion highlighting her 8 years with the Buckingham Palace Press Corps and her firsthand account of Princess Diana. The presentation focuses on Diana's evolution as a woman, mother, fashion icon and philanthropist. Tickets ($49.99) include admission into Diana: Legacy of a Princess Exhibit, Guided Tour & Talk by Royal Press Corp. Member Susan Maxwell Skinner PLUS a Complimentary Champagne Toast and free parking. Book signing with purchase of Diana: Memory of a Rose (additional $28). April 26 - 7:30PM-9PM. More details at www.queenmary.com/events/diana_style_service.phpor call (877) 342-0738.

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Pray to Ball


1816 1/2 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

8:00pm to 2:00pm

Seldom in American culture has this controversial subject been brought to the stage. Amir Abdullah’s distinctive play ignites a passionate conversation on contemporary attitudes and prejudices toward religious choices. The Skylight Theatre Company, committed to the development of new works that resonate with Los Angeles’ richly diverse population, presents their second World Premiere production during this 2014 inaugural season.

As the NBA draft approaches, two Superstar college basketball players and the controversial world of Islam collide in this face-off between life long friends. Beyond money, fame, and flesh…a look at living in America today.

PRAY TO BALL opens April 26th and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm through May 25, 2014. The Skylight Theatre Complex is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027. Tickets are ($30 - $34). Reservations: 213-761-7061 or online at http://skylighttix.com

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