Art, surfboards and other sought-after surf culture collectables will go on auction Saturday, May 11 at the Orange County Fairgrounds. The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction, “California Gold” event will feature a traditional fast paced live auction and exciting silent auction.
One of the notable pieces during the auction is a Barry McGee and Joel Tudor collaboration board. Thomas Campbell produced his second 16mm film “Sprout” in 2004. The board was created as a collaboration between Campbell, Tudor, McGee and shaper Bill Shrosbree as a fundraiser for the film. McGee is a much-respected cult figure in surf and skating culture and is internationally acclaimed for his work as a street and graffiti artist. Exhibitions include the 2001 Venice Biennale; the 2006 “Beautiful Losers” at the Circleculture Gallery, Berlin, Germany; and the 2012 Barry McGee Retrospective at the Berkley Art Museum.
John Severson, surfer, artist and filmmaker has covered subject matter that deals with surf culture since the 1950s. Golden State, his watercolor, is an evocation of the best days of surfing in California. Severson is the founder of Surfer Magazine and a Hall-of-Fame surfer.
The Surfing Heritage Vintage Surf Auction, “California Gold” takes place on Saturday May 11, 2013 at the Orange County Fair and Events Center. The auction preview starts at 12:00 p.m. The Silent Auction starts at 1:00 p.m. with the live auction kicking off at 5:00 p.m. For $10 visitors can view the auction exhibition, live music, and reception areas that will host food trucks. For $25 visitors also get a bidders paddle and may participate in the auction.
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