John Baldessari "I will not make anymore boring art"

Museum quality art for your real-life

Mimesis is an independent art gallery that transacts with secondary market blue-chip artworks.

Our team has over 15 years of experience sourcing, evaluating, and authenticating artworks from the world's most sought after artists.

Based in the cultural epicenter of Los Angeles, Mimesis maintains a commitment to promoting a new generation of blue-chip and emerging artists to collectors.

We operate as a post brick-and-mortar gallery and partner with world-class art collection management providers to store our gallery-owned inventory.

We offer in-person showings at our partner facility (DTLA) or our offices in West Hollywood, CA (48 hrs needed).

Our specialists are available for virtual showings and by phone, text, and email.

Ph: 1-323-682-0858

Text: 1-323-682-0858

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  • We are able to accommodate private showings M-F 9-5 at our storage facility in Pasadena, CA or our offices in West Hollywood, CA.

    Our artworks are stored offsite in a climate controlled facility and we are unable to accommodate same day showings.

    Our specialists are also here to conduct virtual showings via zoom and FaceTime.

  • Our team consists of fine art specialists with over 15 years of experience in the secondary artwork market. 

    All artworks go through a multi-step authentication process and are sold with gallery issued Certificates of Authenticity.

    Our team has evaluated thousands of artworks and know what to look for (paper quality, types of ink, signatures) and specialize in works on paper. 

    Our team does extensive  provenance research and directly sources all exhibited artworks.

    Every artwork listed in our collection is owned by the gallery or a direct consignment by one of our vetted collectors.

  • All artworks are professionally packed and shipped from Los Angeles.

    All shipping fees include packing, shipping, and fine art insurance. 

    Signature is required for all deliveries and we are unable to insure artworks once they are signed for.

    Artworks typically ship in 7-10 business days after payment has been received. 

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  • If you are interested in acquiring an artwork please reach out to an expert to begin the purchase process.

    An advisor will send you a bill of sale for electronic signature which will include payment details.

    We accept wire transfer, zelle, check, and credit cards (up to $10,000 USD).  

    We partner w/ Stripe (a global leader in payment processing) to process all credit card and ACH payments. You will be able to pay directly on the invoice.

    Artworks are shipped once payment has cleared.

    All credit card payments incur a 3.5% transaction fee. 

  • All sales are final and non-returnable or refundable.  If an item is not as described or damaged during shipping you must contact your advisor within 72 hours of delivery.

  • Our specialists are here to assist you with sourcing, framing, shipping, and installation.

    We have a large network of private collectors and can source artworks not listed on our website.

    Please contact a specialists to discuss your project and trade pricing.

  • We specialize in secondary market artworks but do accept artist submissions for upcoming projects. Please send your portfolio to a specialist for review.

    Please note we receive hundreds of portfolios and do not have time to respond to every artist.

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  • For other questions and warranties please refer to our terms and conditions.

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