Thursday, May 29, 2008

Scion's National Art Tour/Show and Live Auction, Los Angeles

Scion's National Art Tour - INSTALLATION 4: It's A Beautiful World -Concludes in Los Angeles with Show and Live Auction

Los Angeles - April 2008 -Scion's Installation 4, "It's A Beautiful World," opened in Los Angeles, the last of nine cities on the national tour, on May 10th. More than 800 people attended the opening night festivities, including most of the artists. The innovative Scion Installation Art Tour launched its fourth installment last July and features a diverse array of artists from around the world. The theme, "It's a Beautiful World," was interpreted by each artist, in one of four mediums— painting, photography, sculpture, and collage. The culmination of the tour is accompanied by a live auction where all of the artwork will be auctioned off to the public, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward art related charities - This year's recipient: Art From Scrap, an organization encouraging creative expression in the arts and promoting a greater understanding of environmental issues: In previous years, the auctions have raised more than $110,000 for charity.

This year's artists include: Andrew Pommier, Andy Mueller, Angela Boatwright, Blaine Fontana, Blek LeRat, Books llll, Caia Koopman, Chris Yormick, Cody Hudson, Dalek, David Choe, Eye One, Francesco LoCastro, Freddi C, J. Shea, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Joshua Krause, Kelsey Brookes, Kenton Parker, Kofie, Mel Kadel, Michael Sieben, Mike Giant, Rammellzee, RETNA, R. Grimes, Ron English, Sam Flores, Sage Vaughn, Skwerm, Tim McCormick, Travis Millard, and The London Police.

The auction will be held in Los Angeles, at the Scion Installation L.A. space in the Culver City Arts District on Sunday, June 1, 2008 from 4pm - 7pm (auction begins promptly at 5 pm), as well as online and on phone lines. Located at 3521 Helms Ave. (at National), Culver City, Calif., 90232, the gallery will also host all the artwork during the 3rd Annual Culver City Artwalk happening Saturday, May 31st.

The gallery website is: For information on bidding, visit:

Scion Installation 4 has visited the following cities around the country: Philadelphia; Austin; Chicago; New York; Seattle; Boston; and Minneapolis. Each tour stop kicked off with an opening event for local art aficionados, press, and other urban tastemakers.

The tour also stopped in Miami for the prestigious Art Basel event. Six of this year's artists designed custom balloons, each eight-feet in diameter, which were flown over the grounds of the Raleigh Hotel. Also on display were the custom designed Scion art cars from Dalek, Sage Vaughn, and Ron English.

Launched in 2003, Scion Installation is a revolutionary art tour affirming Scion's ongoing commitment to supporting independent artistic expression and featuring work from an unprecedented collective of contemporary artists. Previous participants have included: Andre from Paris, Gary Baseman, Mr Cartoon, Crash, Daim, Daze, Sam Flores, Friendswithyou, Futura, Mike Giant, Justin Hampton, Krush, Mear One, Ricky Powell, Persue, Revok, Retna, Rostarr, Saber, Kenny Scharf, Seak, StayHigh 149, Wearesupervision, and more. The program is designed to give exposure to both established and emerging artists.

For more information on the tour, the artists, the artwork, details from past tours, and to BID NOW please visit:

All information courtesy of Scion.

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