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Art Project Los Angeles: Blue-Chip Masterpieces, Emerging Art and a $90K Watch Up For Bid

By Karen Ocamb

June 26, 2010

An auction of classic works of art, such as this piece by the late Keith Haring, is being held Saturday Night to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles. Other works by other world-class artists are also up for auction, including Basquiat, Hockney, Longo, Picasso, Ruscha, and Warhol, plus emerging artists – and a never-before-seen, limited edition Richard Mille watch valued at $90,000.

Click here to view images of selected artwork.

The silent auction is open to the public today, Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There’s a VIP pre-reception and silent auction from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This is followed by a red-carpet cocktail party and live auction from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Art Project Los Angeles event is being held at Bonhams & Butterfields, 7601 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046. ART PROJECT LOS ANGELES tickets, beginning at $50, are available at apla.org.

Confirmed celebrity attendees include: Kelli Bixler (Saturday Night Live), LeVar Burton (Star Trek, Roots), Jackie Collins, Joan Collins, Kevin Goetz, Anne Heche, Lanie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Brian Kirkwood, Barry Krost, Mark Ordesky (The Lord of the Rings; A Dirty Shame), Sara Rue (Popular, Less Than Perfect), Ed Ruscha, Greg Simonian (President, Westime), Darren Star (Sex and the City), James Tupper (Men in Trees).