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PRECOGNITO gala, Photo: Monica Orozco
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INCOGNITO, 2012, Perrey Reeves and Eduardo Ponti, Photo: Monica Orozco
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INCOGNITO, 2012, Perrey Reeves and Simon Baker, Photo: Monica Orozco
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INCOGNITO, 2012, Ashley Olsen, Photo: Monica Orozco
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INCOGNITO, 2012, Appollos Coleman and Joy Simmons, Photo: Monica Orozco
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INCOGNITO, 2012, Dean V. Ambrose and Barbara Weller, Photo: Monica Orozco
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INCOGNITO, 2012, Gail Katz, Photo: Monica Orozco
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INCOGNITO, 2012, Mark Bradford and Eileen Harris Norton, Photo: Monica Orozco
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INCOGNITO, 2012, Mayor Richard Bloom and Elsa Longhauser, Photo: Monica Orozco
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INCOGNITO, 2012, Nancy Klein, Photo: Monica Orozco
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INCOGNITO, 2012, Roxana Landaverde and Charles Gaines, Photo: Monica Orozco
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INCOGNITO, 2012, Salman Agah and Price Latimer Agah, Photo: Monica Orozco

INCOGNITO, SMMoA’s legendary exhibition and art sale, enhanced by the first-ever PRECOGNITO Gala and Preview.

Click here to access the INCOGNITO REVEALED 2012 website.

Thursday, March 15, 7 – 10 pm

Three hundred artists, celebrities, and art connoisseurs feted the Santa Monica Museum of Art and honored philanthropist and collector Eileen Harris Norton, artist Paul McCarthy, and founder of the Bergamot Station Arts Center Wayne S. Blank at SMMoA’s inaugural PRECOGNITO Gala and Preview on Thursday, March 15. Guests were encouraged to trust their instincts as they surveyed the 700 artworks for sale at the Museum’s eighth annual INCOGNITO on Saturday, March 17.

The lively three-hour event featured a cocktail hour, an elegant sit-down dinner with Food by Lene, music by Cassie Coane and Harley Viera-Newton, and a wide range of libations from Patron, Malibu Family Wines, and POM Wonderful. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit SMMoA’s highly acclaimed exhibitions, education, and outreach programs.

Tribute to Eileen Harris Norton by Mark Bradford
Tribute to Paul McCarthy by Mara McCarthy
Tribute to Wayne Blank by Craig Krull

Saturday, March 17, 7 – 10 pm

INCOGNITO, Southern California’s legendary annual art exhibition and benefit sale, exceeded previous successes when it returned for its eighth year to the Santa Monica Museum of Art on
Saturday night, March 17. The benefit sale offered a record 700 works by 500 artists and raised $500,000 for the Museum’s highly acclaimed exhibitions and education programs. More than 600 art enthusiasts, artists, actors, and filmmakers mingled and studied the work during the lively three-hour event.

This year saw an extraordinary level of participation from iconic and emerging artists in Los Angeles and worldwide. Each artist donated at least one work in an 8″ x 10″ format, and all were sold for the same low price of $350 each. Patrons were encouraged to trust their instincts to guide their selections, as all works are signed on the back and artist identities are not revealed until after purchase.

A celebratory reception featuring music by DJs Cassie Coane and Harley Viera-Newton, included delicious hors d’oeuvres from Food by Lene, and a wide range of libations by Patron, Malibu Family Wines, Pressed Juicery, and POM Wonderful. Media sponsors were Los Angeles Magazine and KCRW 89.9 FM.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit SMMoA’s highly acclaimed exhibition, education, and outreach programs.

(For the list of this year’s participating artists, please scroll down.)

INCOGNITO 2012 Committee:
Price Latimer Agah (Committee Chair), Claressinka Anderson, Matt and Abby Bangser, Nancy Chaikin, Max Chow, John Cournoyer, Charlotte Eyerman, Laura Fried, Alejandro Gehry, Francois Ghebaly, Justin Gilanyi, Jean-Christophe Harel, Heather Harmon, Gail Katz, Jordan Klein, Nancy Klein, Bettina Korek, Mills Moran, Ragna Nervik, Bruce Samuels, MD, Leigh Silverton.

Luminary Supporters
Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, Eileen Harris Norton, Hauser & Wirth, The John & Marilyn Wells Family Foundation, Randi and Harlan Steinberger

Visionary Supporters
Shoshana and Wayne S. Blank, The Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Cognoscenti Supporters
Dean V. Ambrose, Claressinka Anderson, Anonymous, James Costos and Michael S. Smith, Samuel Freeman, Peter A. Gelles and Eve Steele Gelles, Susie and Jaime Gesundheit, Janet Langdon Handtmann, Gail Katz and Bruce Wessel, Suzanne & Ric Kayne and Jenni, Maggie & Saree Kayne Foundation, Nancy and Howard Klein, Marla and Jeffrey Michaels, Yasmine Mohseni, Shulamit Nazarian and Bruce Adlhoch, David Nochimson, Abby Sher, V. Joy Simmons, M.D., Rosa and Bob Sinnott, L+M Arts, LA, Leslie White and Al Limon

Benefactor Supporters
Price Latimer Agah and Salman Agah, Jan Belson, Anonymous, Jan and Dan Black, Bulgari Corporation, Steve Buxbaum and Emily Newman, Jeff Davis, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Virginia Desmond, Peg Donegan, Barbara Dunn, William Escalera and Francisco George, Emily and Teddy Greenspan, The Broad Art Foundation, The Kirkeby Foundation, Bettina Korek, Larry Layne and Sheelagh Boyd, Susan Morse, Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Raskin, David A. and Karen Richard Sachs, Dr. Leigh Silverton, Jennifer Simchowitz, Creative Artists Agency, Steve and Jan Winston

Friends of SMMoA
Steven M. Back, Jill and Jay Bernstein, Los Angeles Ballet, Kayne Anderson Capital, Advisors Foundation, Olga Garay and Kerry English, Bob and Linda Gersh, Jill Grey, Jana and Terry Hackett, Callie and Gregory Irvin, Claudia Kahn and Anthony Foux, Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Brenda R. Potter, United Talent Agency, Linda and Tony Rubin, Richard and Belinda Teitel, Jocelyn Tetel, Jill and John Walsh, Courtney and Peter Wyman

INCOGNITO 2012 Participating Artists:
Luciana Abait, Lillian Abel, Kim Abeles, Lisa Adams, Simone Adels, Amy Adler, Nick Agid, Cathy Akers, Lynn Aldrich, Cynthia Alexander, Irina Alimanestianu, Rachel Allen Architecture, Jami Allen-Snyder, Sophia Allison, Ricky Allman, Marcos Alvarez, Fumiko Amano, Michelle Andrade, Eleanor Antin, Carolyn Applegate, Skip Arnold, Alejandro Artigas, Chad Attie, Don Bachardy, Donald Baechler, Hilary Baker, John Baldessari, Glen Baldridge, Devendra Banhart, Miyoshi Barosh, Ray Barrie, Kelly Barrie, Lyndon Barrois Jr., Judith Barry, Gary Baseman, Justin Beal, Edith Beaucage, Martin Beck, Drew Beckmeyer, Quinton Bemiller, Adam Berg, Cindy Bernard, Jodie Berry, Guillermo Bert, Brian Biedul, Joe Biel, Colby Bird, Heimir Björgúlfsson, Dany Bohbot, MB Boissonnault, Lisa Borgnes, Derek Boshier, Janet Bothne, Katy Kristin Bowen, Andrea Bowers, Mark Bradford, Marco Brambilla, Leonardo Bravo, Brian Bress, Calef Brown, Gary Frederick Brown, Elizabeth Bryant, David Buckingham, Bruce Busby, Nao Bustamante, A. Butzer, Kristin Calabrese, Ingrid Calame, Huguette Caland, Joshua Callaghan, Jo Ann Callis, Jane Callister, Scott Campbell, Clayton Campbell, Giorgio Carlevaro, Barbara Carrasco, Karen Carson, Carter Carter, Jamison Carter, Richard Carter, Cole Case, Enrique Castrejon, Corinne Chaix, Matthew Chambers, York Chang, Michael Chearney, Judy Chicago, Tofer Chin, Bruce Cohen, Jeff Colson, Greg Colson, Laura Copelin, Michael Coughlan, Eileen Cowin, Liz Craft, Thomas Alan Cronk, Hugo Crosthwaite, Daniel Cummings, Dorit Cypis, Len Davis, Jay Davis, Woods Davy, Mara De Luca, Fabian Debora, Michael Dee, Steve DeGroodt, Tony DeLap, Neil M. Denari, Helen DeSanctis, Will Deutsch, Ann Diener, Guy Dill, Alex Dodge, Tomory Dodge, Mimi Drop, Sam Durant, Anna Dusi, Mark Dutcher, Addoley Dzegede, Mari Eastman, Jonmarc Edwards, A. McLean Emenegger, Elizabeth Enders, Noah Erenberg, Merion Estes, Ned Evans, Kirsten Everberg, Betsy Everitt, Bart Exposito, Shepard Fairey, Mollie Favour, Carolyn Fernandez, Bruria Finkel, Ed Flynn, Simone Forti, Andrew Foster, Jona Frank, Bryan Freeny, Terri Friedman, Sarah Frost, Gajin Fujita, Barnaby Furnas, Caroline Furr, Joe Fyfe, Francesca Gabbiani, Charles Gaines, Steve Galloway, Harry Gamboa Jr., Helen K. Garber, Jordan Gaunce, Megan Geckler, Alejandro Gehry, Michael Genovese, Ana Marini Genzon, Susan Gesundheit, Christopher Glancy/COV, Milton Glaser, Shirley Glass, Jimi Gleason, Sayre Gomez, Marcelino Gonçalves, Yolanda Gonzalez, Penelope Gottlieb, Rives Granade, Timothy Granlund, Alexandra Grant, Cameron Gray, Phyllis Green, Mark Steven Greenfield, Maria Greenshields-Ziman, Alvin Gregorio, Margaret Griffith, Jennifer Guidi, Karin Gulbran, Wade Guyton, Mary Addison Hackett, Lia Halloran, Lloyd Hamrol, Nancy Jean Hancock, Janet Langdon Handtmann, Lynn Hanson, Willie Harris, Joseph Hart, Adam Harteau, Karen Harter, Cynthia Hartling, Doug Harvey, Edgar Heap of Birds, Drew Heitzler, Wendy Heldmann, Matthew Heller, David Hendren, Roger Herman, Pixie Herms, George Herms, Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez, Katie Herzog, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Susan Holcomb, Loren Holland, Evan Holloway, Violet Hopkins, Channa Horwitz, Anna Sew Hoy, Bettina Hubby, Darcy Huebler, Dusadee Pang Huntrakul, Eva Hyam, Carmine Iannaccone, Mac James, Max Jansons, Ellen Jantzen, Michael Jantzen, JC Jaress, Amparo Jelsma, Dane Karl Johnson, Vincent Johnson, Robert Johnson III, Michael Joo, Jow, Gegam Kacherian, Cindy Kane, Yoichi Kawamura, Szajna Kellman, Veronika Kellndorfer, Mary Kelly, Brian Kennon, Kristi Kent, Aragna Ker, Martin Kersels, Steve Kim, Linda King, Bill Kleiman, Patricia Knop, Dennis Koch, Christof Kohlhofer, Melissa A. Kojima, Olga Koumoundouros, Thomas Kovachevich, Greg Kozaki, Joyce Kozloff, Alex Kroll, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Alan Kupchick, Robert Kushner, Tom LaDuke, Suzy Lake, Maddy Le Mel, Rick Legorreta, Mark Lere, Tom Leeser, Robert Levine, Joshua Levine, Caryl Christian Levy, John Oliver Lewis, Won Ju Lim, Clarence Lin, Jed Lind, Chris Lipomi, Matt Lipps, Littlewhitehead, Lucy Liu, Annabel Livermore, Jay Lizo, Karen Lofgren, Peter Lograsso, Caitlin Lonegan, Bill Longhauser, Mara Lonner, Renée Lotenero, Richard Louderback, Jean Lowe, Kandy Lozano, John Gilbert Luebtow, Shana Lutker, Mela M., Kim MacConnel, Nancy Macko, Christina Madans, Constance Mallinson, Daniel Maltzman, Mambo, Becca Mann, Summer Mann, Adam Marnie, Luigia Martelloni, Taras Matla, Jake Kean Mayman, Yassi Mazandi, Jessica McCambly, Kim McCarty, Robin McCauley, Shaun McCracken, David McDonald, Mercedes McDonald, Michael C. McMillen, James McNulty, Blue McRight, Robert Mellor, Adrian Meraz, Thom Merrick, Christopher Michlig, Tom Millea, Brad Miller, James Miller, Greg Miller, Adia Millett, Yunhee Min, Robert Minervini, Robin Mitchell, Chuck Moffit, Bobbie Moline-Kramer, Nancy Monk, Pentti Monkkonen, Lester Monzon, Jim Morphesis, Joey Lehman Morris, Aaron Morse, Andy Moses, Ed Moses, Brian C. Moss, Susan Moss, Mario M. Muller, Manfred Müller, Thomas Müller, Barbara Nathanson, Chris Natrop, Tucker Neel, Geraldine Neuwirth, Kim Newstadt, Charles Nickila, Jessica Nicol, Danial Nord, Laurie Nye, Pat O’Neill, Chris Oatey, Lisa Occhipinti, Matthew Offenbacher, Patti Oleon, Chris Oliveria, Yoko Ono, Ed Osborn, Kaz Oshiro, Ruby Osorio, John W. Outterbridge, Laura Owens, Edward Carlo Pacio, Gary Palmer, Liga Pang, R. Nelson Parrish, Christopher Pate, Izhar Patkin, Gillian Pears, Joan Perlman, Luciano Perna, Renee Petropoulos, Raymond Pettibon, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Ave Pildas, Paul Pitsker, Plasticgod, Allie Pohl, Bruce Pollock, Mary Anna Pomonis, William Pope.L, William Powhida, Vanessa Prager, Astrid Preston, Stephanie Pryor, Yuval Pudik, Antonio Puleo, Stephanie Ramer, Leta Ramos, Joe Ray, David Reed, Miles Regis, Maeghan Reid, Rob Reynolds, Dan Rider, Elwood T. Risk, Lynn Robb, John Robertson, Walter Robinson, Ry Rocklen, Steve Roden, Ana Rodriguez, Michael A. Rosenfeld, Amanda Ross-Ho, Melanie Rothschild, Kathy Rudin, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Eddie Ruscha, Maha Saab, Betye Saar, Lezley Saar, Alison Saar, Gwen Samuels, Julião Sarmento, Debra Scacco, Larry Scharf, Molly Schiot, Lothar Schmitz, Kim Schoenstadt, Barbara Schwan, Josh Schweitzer, Chloe Sells, Lisa Semler, Shelter Serra, Marie Sester, Claudio Sgaravizzi, Brian Sharp, Peter Shire, Fran Siegel, Justin Siegel, Elena Mary Siff, Richard David Sigmund, Adam Silverman, Elias Sime, Simmons & Burke, Doni Silver Simons, Kristina Simonsen, Alex Slade, Gibb Slife, Rena Small, Alexis Smith, Lucien Smith, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Joe Sola, Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, Brad Spence, Jeni Spota, Andréa Stanislav, Ralph Steadman, Randi Malkin Steinberger, Jennifer Steinkamp, Gretel Stephens, Coleen Sterritt, Roni Stretch, Don Suggs, May Sun, Ricky Swallow, Lisa Tchakmakian, Diana Thater, Mickalene Thomas, Mark Todd, Ibojka Toth-Radawec, Anne Troutman, David Trulli, Brian Tucker, Georgi Tushev, Carrie Ungerman, Bob Van Breda, Alison Van Pelt, Lesley Vance, Jennifer Vanderpool, Vasa, Sage Vaughn, Mark Verabioff, Margo Victor, Ariane Vielmetter, Catherine Wagner, Santy Wang, Gary Ward, Esther Watson, Marnie Weber, William Wegman, Roger Weik, Ruth Weisberg, Trine Wejp-Olsen, Jeffrey Wells, Brett Westfall, Ben White, Pae White, Alexandra Wiesenfeld, Robert Williams, Lyn Winter, Steven Wolkoff, Augusta Wood, Donald Woodman, Suzan Woodruff, Jemima Wyman, Leslie Yagar, Rosha Yaghmai, Hiro Yamagata, Kent Young and Kevin Young, Liz Young, Christine Zelinsky, Jody Zellen, Zelda Zinn, Bari Ziperstein, Pippi Zornoza.

KCRW, Los Angeles Magazine, Patron, Bulgari, JetBlue, Knoll, Pressed Juiciery, Pivot Interiors, POM Wonderful, Warner Bros., and William Longhauser Design