Art Auction to Benefit Yo San University Community Outreach Projects
Yo San University recently received a generous donation of two large sculptures from Freddy and Candy DeMann who are members of the university’s Board of Luminaries. The sale of the two sculptures will benefit the Yo San University community outreach services at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Venice Family Clinic, Being Alive (West Hollywood), WISE & Healthy Aging (Santa Monica), and Virginia House (Tarzana).
Yo San University recently received a generous donation of two large sculptures from Freddy and Candy DeMann who are members of the university’s Board of Luminaries. With the permission of Mr. and Mrs. DeMann, The University has placed each of these two outstanding pieces of art into a silent auction process to be monitored through this page of the University/s website. The sale of the two sculptures will benefit the Yo San University community outreach services at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, The Venice Family Clinic, Being Alive (West Hollywood), WISE & Healthy Aging (Santa Monica), and Virginia House (Tarzana).
The pieces are described below with pictures following:
· Sculpture #1: The first work is a larger-than- life two-piece bronze impressionistic “Mother and Children.” The mother figure with an infant child on her back is approximately seven feet tall. The second component is another child approximately four feet tall. Each of the bronze sculpture components is extremely heavy, and designed to be set in a concrete base for outdoor display. The concrete base for the mother component was removed since it was too large to relocate with the already extremely heavy bronze piece. The concrete base for the child component remains in-tact. Both pieces have the classic dark green patina finish. The “Mother and Children” sculpture is the work of South American born (Equador) sculptor, Cesar Naranjo, who has achieved both local and national recognition including “Best of Show” in 1994 at the prestigious Beverly Hills Art Show. Naranjo maintains a studio and gallery in Murieta California. This two piece work will transform your yard into a world class sculpture garden. (Appraised by Michael R. Newman, Art Dealer, Woodland Hills CA at $30,000. Minimum starting bid $8,000 for both pieces)
Sculpture #2: The second sculpture is an abstract driftwood piece on a very heavy granite base. Including the base, the sculpture is approximately six feet tall. The driftwood sculpture was done by Bob Crewe, a well known songwriter, music producer and amateur sculptor. Crewe was famous for producing hits with the Four Seasons, Lesley Gore, Michael Jackson, Liza Minelli, Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson and Patti LaBelle. He was also responsible for the memorable soundtrack from the 1960’s hit movie, Barbarella. While the driftwood piece is mounted on a large dark polished granite base, it was designed to be disassembled for moving, and the base is now in several pieces. The base can be easily reassembled with appropriate cement when the piece is placed for display. This piece has the potential to add character to an outdoor patio or garden space. (Minimum bid: $2000)
Both pieces are currently in storage. Viewings of the pieces can be arranged by appointment. Interested parties should contact Teresa Chien by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (310) 575-3732 to submit a bid. Bids should include your name, email address, phone number, and your bid. Bidders will be informed of the bidding levels for each piece at least once a week beginning July 9, 2013. Bids will close at 5:00 pm on August 1, 2013. All bidders will be notified of the results. Terms of the sale include cash, check or credit card, and the buyer of each piece accepts the responsibility for picking up each piece from the current storage location.