If you were captivated by the Jeff Koons exhibit at the MCA, on view through September 21, and want to own one of his original pieces, the upcoming fine art sale at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is giving you a chance to pick one up. Lot number 49 is a set of three skateboards, painted with monkey faces in acrylics—the same distinctive style he used on these limited-edition beach towels on sale in the MCA giftshop for $60. This untitled, signed piece has an estimate of $3,000 to $4,000, but as Gina discovered in a previous blog adventure, that means bidding can start at $1,500. The auction is Sunday Sept. 7 and Monday Sept. 8; there are loads of terrific paintings and prints among the other 471 lots offered. I love the gutsy bravado of the Chicago imagists and am going to take a shot at some of the Roger Browns, Ed Paschkes, and Karl Wirsums on the block. Wish me luck.
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