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Shepard Fairey, Ed Ruscha, David Anson Russo, and more Featured at Art Project Los Angeles

Fourth annual charity event to include silent, live art auctions and red carpet cocktail reception

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 18, 2013)Art Project Los Angeles, an exclusive art auction and VIP cocktail event benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), will return to beautifully renovated Bonhams auction house on Saturday, June 29. The event will offer a dazzling array of art up for bid, along with a star-studded cocktail party.

The fourth annual event will include works by John Baldessari, Marc Chagall, David Anson Russo, Shepard Fairey, Keith Haring, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and others, as well as luxury home accessories, jewelry, and couture designs.

There will be a public viewing during the day on Friday, and guests will have the opportunity to browse hundreds of artworks displayed throughout the famed auction house. Auction items will range from photography and paintings to furniture, sculpture, and other unique displays.

Beginning at 6:00 PM on Saturday evening, the event will transform into a ticketed cocktail party featuring familiar faces from stage and screen, a fast-paced live auction, hosted food and drink, and even an on-site photo booth for guests to capture their experience. Featured artist David Anson Russo, a Los Angeles-based artist, will be creating a full-size, 4’ x 6’ original painting featuring his new What A Great Life™ brand at the event. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on the piece during the live auction. Russo will also be available to sign limited edition prints of one of his signature pieces. For a preview, visit whatagreatlife.net.

The reception is expected to draw celebrity attendees including Kristina Anapau (True Blood), Stephen Kramer Glickman (Big Time Rush), Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood), Richard Herd (Star Trek: Renegades), Bret Lockett (NFL’s New York Jets), Lauren Potter (Glee), Josh Sussman (Glee), Kate Walsh (Private Practice), Daphne Wayans (Hollywood Exes), and more.

Art Project Los Angeles is sponsored by Bonhams and Hamilton-Selway Fine Art Gallery. Proceeds from the event will help support the lifesaving care and prevention programs of AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). Individual tickets to Saturday evening’s event are available at apla.org/artproject.

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AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, provides bilingual direct services, prevention education, and leadership on HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation.

In 2013, APLA marks its 30th year of operation and is a community-based, volunteer-supported organization with local, national, and global reach. Annually, the agency provides direct services and HIV prevention education to more than 11,000 clients in Los Angeles, a city with the second-largest HIV/AIDS epidemic in the nation. For more information, visit apla.org.

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments go to bonhams.com.

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