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Allowing a knowledgeable pool of clients to actively compete at public auction (versus selling outright to a single buyer) offers many advantages to the seller.


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Whether you are ready to consign a painting to a future sale, or you simply have questions about your art, please feel free to contact us today.

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California Art Auction is a service of John Moran Auctioneers, Inc, based in Pasadena, California. Since 1969, we have set the benchmark for service and market-driven results for our clients.

We have presented over 400 successful auctions over the past 48 years with over $300 million dollars in sales.

Clients from around the country come to Monrovia, CA to attend our auctions of California & American Paintings, held three times a year. We catalogue and sell 200-250 paintings per sale and routinely set new auction records for artists. In 2001, we were the first auction house to sell a work by a California artist for over the $1 million mark, an event that received national attention.

California & American Art is not our only passion: We offer complete estate services also. With our monthly Estate Auctions, you’ll find only the best silver, rugs, European artwork, jewelry, furniture, pottery & porcelain, art glass and high-quality accessories up for sale. These auctions feature over 400 lots per event and are very popular. Can’t join us in person? Ask to be added to our estate auction email notification to pre-view the sale online at

John Moran Auctioneers is a family owned and operated company. Our staff is approachable, professional and committed to delivering results for our clients. Call 626-793-1833 or email us today This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to see how we can work together and sell your property for the very highest price possible.


Accepting Consignments: March 2020 Auction

John Moran Auctioneers is now accepting consignments for our March 2020 California & American Fine Art Auction. Limited space available, so if you are considering a consignment of California art, please do not hesitate to contact us. Click here to visit our Contact page, or simply call us at 626-793-1833 to discuss your consignment.

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