Saturday, April 26, 2008

Don't Read This Post!!

We are very hesitant to write this post. We just don't want you to know about this. But journalistic ethics prevent us from keeping this from you. Plus we have very big mouths. So here it comes...

The coolest art show and purchasing event of the year is next Saturday, May 3rd at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. The 4th annual Incognito fund-raising event is in full force from 7 to 9:30 PM and bigger than ever. To raise money for the museum, hundreds of acclaimed artists from around the world have created 8x10 pieces that will sell for $300. That's right, $300. These are in many cases pieces worth 10 times that amount. And they will all be on sale to the general public. Artists include Gary Baseman, Ed Ruscha, Alex Prager, Raymond Pettibon, Ed Moses, and literally HUNDREDS more. This is an amazing opportunity to own collectible art at a ridiculous price, AND discover a world of artists you may not yet know.

There are a number of ways to get into this event. In fact, there are two events. The reception is on the 3rd, with many of the artists in attendance, music by DJ Eddie Ruscha, and the first opportunity to purchase the works. For $100, you get entrance to the event, for $600, you get entrance for two, one artwork, and entrance to the event before anyone at the $100 level. For $1500, you get all the other benefits, plus an exclusive preview of the works on Wednesday April 30th. To order tickets call 310-586-6488. BUT WAIT! Don't want to PAY to see they works? No prob. Whatever is left over will be shown for free on Sunday May 4th from 11 AM to 3 PM.

The one thing we WON'T tell you is what city the Santa Monica Museum of Art is in. You'll have to do that detective work on your own. (Special thanks to ANN for this post!)

Incognito at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

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