Alec Monopoly, Doyle Lane, and rare Mid-90’s graffiti sketchbook featuring influential street artists lead Moran’s Art + Design sale!

Tuesday, February 27, 2024


12:00pm PDT



Feb. 13, 2024

/PRNewswire/ — On

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

, at

12:00pm PDT

, John Moran Auctioneers will present their Art & Design sale. The auction, having more than 270 lots, will feature works by Alec Monopoly,

Doyle Lane

, Mernet Larsen,

Ansel Adams

, Jean Dufy, and a rare graffiti black sketchbook from the mid 90’s, comprising of over 200 tags with works by KAWS, Shepard Fairey,

Margaret (Meta) Kilgallen


Jared (Geso) Costa


Barry (Twist) McGee

, and more. Decorative offerings by

Fulvio Bianconi

, Salviati Murano, and

David Cressey

, and furniture by

Hans Wegner


Adrian Pearsall


Charles and Ray Eames


Gio Ponti

, and

Frank Gehry

round out the sale.

One of rarest works presented will be a graffiti sketchbook dubbed “the Bible,” circa 1995. This ensemble of artwork features 118 pages and 236 tags by various artists representing crews from

San Francisco


Los Angeles

, and

New York

. Estimated at


-50,000, and assembled by San Francisco Street Artist,

Jared (Geso) Costa

(b. 1977), the piece details the beginning of some of the most influential Street Artists today.

Another featured street artist is

Alec Andon

, professionally known as ‘Alec Monopoly’ (b. 1986). This sale will offer three works by the artist, the standout being,

“A scene with

Jack Nicholson

, Twiggy, Mr. Monopoly, and Bob Dylan,” 2011

, estimated



From the selection of ceramics is a studio tile wall assemblage by

Doyle Lane

(1923-2002). Though known and loved by the collectors and architects who commissioned him during his lifetime, Lane’s work, and the work of other African American ceramicists, has mostly been left out of the narrative of


post-war ceramics. Moran’s is pleased to offer this studio tile wall assemblage with an estimate of



Representing female artists in the sale is Mernet Larsen (b. 1940) with her work

“Handshake,” 2011

, estimated


-20,000, and

Untitled, 1978,


Alice Baber

(1928-1982), estimated



For decorative art and furniture, the highlights include a Papa Bear chair and ottoman by the Danish furniture designer,

Hans Wegner

, estimated


-9,000, and a stunning “Ritagli” iridescent glass vase for Venini by

Fulvio Bianconi

with a


-3,000 estimate. Pieces by

Carl McKenzie


Isamu Noguchi

, Charles-Edouard “Le Corbusier” Jeanneret,

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

, and

Grete Jalk

will also be offered.

To view & bid on the sale, go to



Brenda Smith

, John Moran Auctioneers

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