Benefit Auctions to Watch This Spring

Artsy Specialist
Apr 10, 2018 2:50PM

This April, you can bid in benefit auctions to support a variety of meaningful organizations while taking home art you love. From Spencer Finch’s colorful watercolor to Takeshi Murata’s digital painting, discover standout lots from Public Art Fund, Electronic Arts Intermix, and more.

You can register for these upcoming auctions directly from your Collector Profile.

Public Art Fund

Auction closing April 12TH

Public Art Fund brings dynamic contemporary art installations to New York City, such as Ai Weiwei’s recent cross-borough exploration of the refugee crisis, Spencer Finch’s miniature redwood forest in downtown Brooklyn, and Yinka Shonibare MBE’s 23-foot-tall wind sculpture outside of Central Park.

You can support this organization—and win works by Sam Moyer, Adam Pendleton, and other leading artists—by bidding in its Spring Benefit Auction. Bidding for the sale closes at 10:30 p.m. ET on April 12th.

Explore all 46 lots in the auction

Electronic Arts Intermix


Electronic Arts Intermix—a nonprofit dedicated to the creation and preservation of media art—presents its first-ever benefit auction this year.

The sale features pioneers of the field, from video artist Tony Oursler to multimedia talent Joan Jonas (who represented the United States at the 56th Venice Biennale). Other highlights include a glitch-filled digital print by Takeshi Murata and a pastel diptych by Carolee Schneemann. Bidding for the sale closes at 8:30 p.m. ET on April 19th.

Explore all 25 lots in the auction



Presented by The Untitled Space, this benefit auction supports the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and its mission to defend and preserve the rights and liberties guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

Titled One Year of Resistance, the auction presents a unique opportunity to collect political art by today’s emerging artists, such as Jennifer Emily Dwyer’s porcelain sculpture Objects of Mass Protection (2017) and Indira Cesarine’s neon installation Equal Means Equal (2017). Bidding for the sale closes at 5:00 p.m. ET on April 19th.

Explore all 104 lots in the auction

Amref Health Africa


Amref Health Africa—the largest African-based nonprofit that delivers health services in the region—hosts its annual ArtBall this April. If you’re not attending the event, you can bid online to support this organization and win works from over 25 leading African artists.

Launching this week, the auction includes a black and gold print by rising talent Lina Iris Viktor (the artist’s solo presentation at The Armory Show was one of the best booths at the fair), a painting that merges an African mask with a traditional Byzantine icon by Moridja Kitenge Banza, and a twisting double portrait by the Angolan painter Paulo Kussy.

Register for the auction to preview the sale

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