PAUL CONRAD BRONZE SOLD AT ROBERT BERMAN AUCTION TO SANTA MONICA NOTED GALLERY QWNER TO BENEFIT "CHAIN REACTION" RESTORATION EFFORT
- MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jerry Rubin 310-399-1000
OR: David Conrad
PAUL CONRAD BRONZE SOLD AT ROBERT BERMAN AUCTION
TO SANTA MONICA NOTED ART GALLERY OWNER TO BENEFIT
"CHAIN REACTION" RESTORATION EFFORT
Santa Monica, CA- A bronze sculpture by 3-time Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad was sold at auction on November 11
to benefit the restoration effort for the late artist and sculptor's iconic landmarked "Chain Reaction" sculpture that has been standing in the
Santa Monica Civic Center since 1991. The bronze titled "Martin Luther King Free at Last" was auctioned at the Robert Berman Last
Goodbuy Live Public Art Auction, that took place at the Bergamot Station Art Center in Santa Monica. The 1996 Conrad piece was sold
for $4,500 to Josh Needle, a longtime local Santa Monica resident and the owner of the noted Impolitic- A Gallery of Opinionated Art,
which was located on Main Street in the Ocean Park area of Santa Monica from 1999 to 2003.
The auction price also included Conrad's 1975 political cartoon print How Would You Like to Be Introduced�?.
Also attending the auction were Paul Conrad's wife Kay Conrad and their son David Conrad.
All the proceeds will be used for repairing and restoring "Chain Reaction".
People can donate to the restoration effort by sending their tax deductible contributions to:
City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division
For: "Chain Reaction"
P.O. Box 2200
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2200
For more information call: 310-399-1000
And visit: www.ConradProjects.com
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