Crocker Art Museum
Timed Auction

Silent Auction 2023

Wed, May 10, 2023 04:00PM EDT - Sun, Jun 4, 2023 04:00PM EDT
Lot 299


Estimate: $2,250 - $2,750

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,500 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$500,000 $50,000
$1,000,000 $100,000

Bryan Valenzuela
Ceramic, gold
15 x 15 x 2 in.
Fair market value: $2500



Northern California artist Bryan Valenzuela has spent the last couple decades perfecting a drawing technique involving the atomization of the figure by carving out shape, shadow and light with handwritten text. Though virtually unnoticeable from afar, once the viewer steps closer to each work they are engulfed in a barrage of words intermingled with other mixed media elements. In 2016 Valenzuela garnered a $350,000 commission from the City of Sacramento, completing a large suspended sculpture consisting of 400 blown glass spheres. Valenzuela has received numerous mural commissions with permanent works in San Francisco, Chicago, Napa, and Sacramento, and temporary works in New Orleans and New York. He has won Best in Show at the California State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, received the Leff Davis Grant for Emerging Artists, won the Crocker Kingsley, and exhibited nationally in group shows, most notably for Scope at Miami Art Basel and Moniker in London.



Overall Dimensions
Height: 15.00
Width: 15.00
Depth: 2.00

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