This piece, "Cupcakes II" by American abstract painter Jack Whitten, will be among the works auctioned. Courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Gallery
This piece, “Cupcakes II” by American abstract painter Jack Whitten, will be among the works auctioned. Courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Gallery

Collectors of modern art will be able to bid on more than 100 pieces — from paintings and prints to drawings and sculpture — at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego‘s 10th art auction.

The donated artwork will be on display in the galleries at MCASD La Jolla beginning Saturday, May 7, and continuing through auction night on Wednesday, May 18.

The biennial auction is the museum’s major fundraiser, and brought in $1 million in 2014.

“This event is unlike any other in our city and has become one of the most exciting and highly anticipated nights in San Diego’s arts scene,” said Hugh M. Davies, MCASD’s director and CEO.

“In addition to providing vital support for our program, this night unifies the regional art collecting community and draws attendance from all over the West Coast, and call-in bids from around the world,” he said.

The auction night program begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes all-night cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and food stations. This year’s auctioneer is Andrea Fiuczynski, chairman of Sotheby’s regional offices in the Americas.

Tickets begin at $100 for MCASD members and $125 for non-members. A complete list of the artists whose works will be auctioned is available online.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.