Alec Monopoly, Doyle Lane, And Rare Mid-90’s Graffiti Sketchbook

February 13, 2024  17:42  |  News


Doyle Lane

Doyle Lane (1923-2002), Studio tile wall assemblage. Glazed ceramic and plywood, 36″ H x 73.5″ W x 2.5″ © Morans Photo


Scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 12:00pm PDT, John Moran Auctioneers unveils their Art & Design sale, featuring an impressive collection of over 270 lots. Among the highlights are works by acclaimed artists such as Alec Monopoly, Doyle Lane, Mernet Larsen, Ansel Adams, and Jean Dufy, alongside a rare graffiti black sketchbook from the mid-90s adorned with over 200 tags by notable street artists like KAWS, Shepard Fairey, and Margaret (Meta) Kilgallen.

Decorative offerings include pieces by Fulvio Bianconi, Salviati Murano, and David Cressey, while furniture selections boast names like Hans Wegner, Adrian Pearsall, and Charles and Ray Eames.

One standout piece is the graffiti sketchbook dubbed “The Bible,” circa 1995, featuring 118 pages and 236 tags by various artists from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Estimated at $30,000-50,000, this curated collection by San Francisco Street Artist Jared (Geso) Costa marks the origins of today’s influential Street Artists.

Also on offer are three works by Alec Andon, professionally known as ‘Alec Monopoly’ (b. 1986), with the standout being “A scene with Jack Nicholson, Twiggy, Mr. Monopoly, and Bob Dylan,” 2011, estimated at $20,000-30,000.

The sale includes a studio tile wall assemblage by Doyle Lane (1923-2002), a revered figure in California post-war ceramics, estimated at $15,000-25,000.

Female artists are represented with works such as “Handshake,” 2011, by Mernet Larsen (b. 1940), estimated at $15,000-20,000, and Untitled, 1978, by Alice Baber (1928-1982), estimated at $4,000-6,000.

Notable decorative art and furniture pieces include a Papa Bear chair and ottoman by Danish designer Hans Wegner, estimated $7,000-9,000, and a captivating “Ritagli” iridescent glass vase for Venini by Fulvio Bianconi with an estimate of $2,000-3,000. Additional pieces by Carl McKenzie, Isamu Noguchi, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe are also available.