Crocker Art Museum

216 O Street
Sacramento, CA, USA
916) 808-7000


Start: May 10, 2024, 04:00PM EDT
End: Jun 02, 2024 04:00PM EDT

Big Names, Small Art (BNSA) is a silent virtual auction of small artworks (12in x 12in or smaller), with bidding on each starting at just $25. Bidding for BNSA begins May 10 and ends June 2, with one artwork every minute starting at 1 PM PDT.

Art Auction Season Preview Party

Thursday, May 16, 2024, 5:00 PM

Join us for the fun and festive Preview Party, the only opportunity to see all art available for bidding in person! Explore hundreds of works from Big Names, Small Art, Silent Auctions, and Live Auctions. Mingle with the artists and your fellow bidders while enjoying music in the Museum’s courtyard.

Works on view from the Silent Auction and BNSA will be open for bidding on, but the only way to win work from the Live Auction is to attend in person or submit an absentee bid in advance. 

Linder's art on auction this year is from his Ancient Alchemy Series.


6 x 4 in.


Acrylic paint, mixed media collage, metallic ink on canvas.

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Ancient Alchemy elucidates the symbolic origins of Medieval Subculture. The alchemists were mystics, artisans, and sectarians adopting apocalyptic visions of the underground. 

Linder spent countless hours researching the esoteric practice of alchemy, an ancient branch of natural philosophy, a philosophical and proto-scientific tradition that was historically practiced in China, India, the Muslim world, and Europe. 

Utilizing cryptic symbolism, pictograms, and pseudepigraphic texts written in Greco-Roman Egypt during the first few centuries AD, the artist incorporates a range of imagery and symbolic icons combined with ciphers, noble metals, and the four elements to create a powerful new take on Ancient Alchemy.

More on the Ancient Alchemy series here