The California Riviera Art Auction | Artistry and Innovation

The California Riviera Art Auction, hosted by Hughes, presents a captivating collection of Mid Century, Postmodern, and Contemporary Art & Design that encapsulates the spirit of artistic evolution in the picturesque setting of the California Riviera, stretching from Santa Barbara to San Diego, encompassing all of Los Angeles.

The California Riviera Art Auction is a convergence of art movements that have left an indelible mark on the world of aesthetics and creativity. Our appraisal team at Hughes is thrilled to offer this curated collection that showcases pieces from various periods, each contributing to the vibrant tapestry of artistic expression.


Mid Century Modern Marvels: A Glimpse into the Past

The Mid Century period, ranging from the 1940s to the 1970s, was marked by an emphasis on functionality, clean lines, and a celebration of organic forms. The California Riviera Art Auction features art pieces from this era that epitomize the fusion of art and design. Iconic furniture designs by luminaries such as Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson are presented, alongside artwork that capture the spirit of that era's experimentation.


Postmodern Provocations: Challenging Norms and Embracing Eclecticism

The Postmodern movement, emerging in the late 20th century, was characterized by its departure from modernist rigidity. Instead, artists and designers embraced eclecticism, blurring the lines between high and low culture, and reimagining traditional forms. In the auction, viewers can find pieces that challenge preconceived notions, employing irony and pastiche to create thought-provoking artworks that invite contemplation and interpretation.


Contemporary Expressions: Where Innovation Meets Imagination

The Contemporary Art and Design segment of the auction encapsulates the spirit of our current age—an age marked by rapid technological advancement and an unprecedented exchange of global ideas. Here, viewers are treated to a diverse array of artistic expressions, ranging from innovative digital art to socially conscious sculptures. This segment speaks to the dynamic nature of art in our interconnected world.


Beyond the Brushstrokes: An Experience Beyond Borders

What makes the California Riviera Art Auction truly exceptional is its ability to transcend geographical and temporal boundaries. This virtual platform brings together art enthusiasts, collectors, and connoisseurs from across the globe to engage with and appreciate the evolution of artistic thought. Attendees are offered a unique opportunity to explore the collection at their leisure, fostering a sense of intimacy with each piece and artist.


Collecting Stories: A Future of Art Legacy

As collectors and enthusiasts engage with the California Riviera Art Auction, they become part of an ongoing narrative—one that celebrates the past, navigates the present, and shapes the future of art and design. Each acquisition tells a story, not only of the piece itself but of the individual who recognizes its significance.

In the California Riviera Art Auction, Hughes Auctions has orchestrated a symphony of creativity, innovation, and cultural expression. This collection reminds us that art is not only an aesthetic endeavor but a reflection of the human experience—an exploration of our dreams, desires, and aspirations. As the digital gavel falls on this event, it leaves us eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the ever-evolving journey of artistic exploration.


Consign Now for the Upcoming California Riviera Art Auction

Do you have an art collection that you are ready to sell and share with the generation of collectors? We hold California Riviera Auctions quarterly throughout the year and are looking forward to hearing from you! Call (626) 791-9600, email us, or fill out our online form to get started.

Mid Century Art and Design Highlights

Postmodern Art and Design Highlights

Contemporary Art and Design Highlights