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Barbara Lazaroff To Auction Off Art Objects At Julien’s Gallery

Works by famed Beverly Hills designer/restauranteur Barbara Lazaroff will be featured at a “Fine & Decorative Art” auction at 4 p.m. next Thursday, June 26 in the Julien’s Auctions’ gallery, 9665 Wilshire Blvd. (310-836-1818).

Included will be works from Lazaroff’s extensive art collection plus such other items as the original chairs she designed for Spago Beverly Hills.  A portion of proceeds will benefit St Vincent Meals on Wheels program.

Preview days are being held at the gallery (excluding Sunday) through June 25.

The event will include Lazaroff creations originally showcased as décor at her various restaurants including Eureka, Chinois on Main, ObaChine, Granita, and Spago.

Also offered will be exceptional items from her personal art collection. These include a gelatin silver print of “Sie Kommen” ($20,000-$40,000) signed and dated by Helmut Newton. Also up for bid will be a rare printers’ proof by Jim Dine, “The Oil of Gladness” ($10,000-$15,000); a mixed-media print with decoupage accents by James Rosenquist, “Time Door” ($15,000-$20,000); pieces by eminent artists Helen Frankenthaler, Jim Lutes, Dale Chihuly, Robert Motherwell, and Andy Warhol.

Still more are an assortment of antique beer and liquor posters, a collection of  whimsical ceramic vases custom designed by artist Mary Burns, a number of carved Buddhist sculptures, historic Thai narrative paintings and select Asian art pieces and antiques acquired personally by Lazaroff during her many visits to Asia are also included.

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