Harvest Moon 2013 Auction and Pre-Bidding


We're thrilled to present the following items for this year's Harvest Moon Live Auction! 

If you can't make it to the event in this year, you can still bid in the auction by sending an email to julia@gardenschoolfoundation.org. In your email, please include the Lot# and your minimum and maximum bids. If you hold the top bid during the live auction, the item will continue to be bid up in $100 increments until either someone outbids you or you win the item.


Pre-bidding closes on Saturday, October 26th at 8pm and you will be notified if you've won an item by 8pm on Sunday, October 27th. We will follow up with you after the auction to arrange transfer of the item, if necessary, and for payment. The live auction begins between 4:15 - 4:30pm on Sunday, October 27th, 2013


LOT 1: Insider’s Tour of the Getty Museum and lunch with Director Emeritus John Walsh A morning or afternoon for up to 4 people in the galleries and behind the scenes with John Walsh, art historian and director emeritus of the Getty Museum, who led the museum during its growth and expansion. Includes a really good lunch, with war stories, at the Getty Restaurant. Starting Bid: $200


LOT 2: Watercolor by Landscape Architect and Former Garden School Foundation Board Chair Nancy Goslee Power. Starting Bid: $150


LOT 3: A Year of Pitfire Pizza Enjoy LA’s favorite pizza every week for a whole year! If pizza isn’t your thing, you may also choose other items off of the Pitfire menu. Starting Bid: $150


LOT 4: A Seat on Edward Goldman’s Art Gypsy Caravan Hop on board the Art Gypsy Caravan and learn from one of LA’s leading art critics and host of KCRW’s “Art Talk” how to cultivate your fine art taste – and collection through 4 day-long tours of the best art LA has to offer. Starting Bid: $200 


LOT 5: Artwork by Alexander Gorlizki Alexander Gorlizki’s compositions range from geometric abstraction to loosely narrative surreal scenes that offer views into layered worlds where Eastern and Western iconographies and historical references are found re-contextualized and co-mingling in a contemporary and flattened visual space. His work is included in several museum collections including the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, the Museum Kunst Palast Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. Starting Bid: $1500 



LOT 6: A week’s vacation in Umbria, Italy. Umbria has kept alive many of Italy's old-world traditions, where you can still see grandmothers in aprons making handmade pasta and front doors that haven't been locked in a century. Includes round-trip airfare for two to Rome. Click for full details of the apartment in Penicale. Starting Bid: $2,500


LOT 7: 7 course dinner for 10 people cooked by 7 of LA's best Farm-to-Table chefs and hosted by Nancy Silverton. Chefs include Roxana Jullapat and Daniel Mattern (Cooks County), Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon), Frank Anderson (Son of a Gun), Evan Funke (Bucato), Brian Dunsmoor & Kris Tominaga (Hart and the Hunter) and Miles Thompson (Allumette). Wine pairings by Silverlake Wine. Starting Bid: $3,000 

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