Visual AIDS: Postcards from the Edge (2015) at Luhring Augustine, New York
My work is included in the 17th Visual AIDS “Postcards from the Edge” Benefit, which is being hosted by Luhring Augustine in their Chelsea gallery at 531 W. 24th Street, New York, this weekend. 1662 postcards, each measuring 4 x 6 inches, have been donated by established and emerging artists from around the world for this very popular art show. Priced at $85 each, the works are signed on the back and displayed anonymously so the identities of the artists are only revealed after the purchase.
Since 1998, over 17,000 postcards have been exhibited, generating over $700,000 for Visual AIDS. This contemporary arts organization is fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness by producing and presenting visual art projects, supporting artists living with HIV/AIDS, and by preserving a legacy that honours the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.
Some of the other artists taking part this year include: Robert Gober, Pipilotti Rist, Jim Hodges, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith, Ann Hamilton, Arturo Herrera, Paul Chan, Louise Fishman, Benjamin Fredrickson, Ida Applebroog, Julie Mehretu, Cary Leibowitz, L.J. Roberts, Robert Longo, Moyra Davey, Kate Shepherd, Geoffrey Hendricks, Mary Heilmann, Ross Bleckner, Jane Hammond, Lawrence Weiner, Jessica Rankin, Dotty Attie, Kay Rosen, Robert Buck, William Wegman, Hans Haacke, Marilyn Minter, Barbara Takenaga, Louise Lawler, John Waters, and Zarina.
PREVIEW PARTY: Friday, 30th January 2015
VIP Preview: 5 pm to 6 pm.
Artist Preview: 6 pm to 8 pm. Additional guests $50 each.
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. No postcard sales.
Two raffle tickets included with $50 admission, additional tickets $10 each
• First Pick of any postcard that night
• VIP Access to the benefit on Saturday morning
• Goodie Bag (Brian Kenny tote bag, Visual AIDS books, and more)
Raffle to be called at 7:30 pm. Must be present to win.
• Artworks by Will Barnet, Scott Hunt, Mark Innerst, Jayson Keeling, Brian Kenny, Glenn Ligon, Slava Mogutin, Sheila Pepe, David Reed, Chris Tanner, Kay WalkingStick, and Ai Weiwei.
Bids begin online at Paddle8 on Friday, January 16, 2015. Artwork will also be on view at Luhring Augustine starting the evening of the Preview Party. Final bids close online on Sunday, February 1 at 4 PM.
OTHER AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE:
• 2ND PICK of any artwork that evening
• VIP Access - the top 12 bidders will receive a free pass to the FRONT OF THE LINE when doors open the following day for the Benefit Sale on Saturday, January 31. (please note: VIP Access lets you skip the line, but it does NOT allow you to view or purchase the work before 10 AM)
The above auction items (2nd Pick & VIP Access) will only be auctioned during the Preview Party, and will close that night, Friday, January 30th at 7:30 PM.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 from 10 AM - 6 PM (Buy 4–Get 1 More)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1 from 12 NOON - 4 PM (Buy 2–Get 1 More)
The Benefit Sale is on a first-come, first served basis. $5 suggested admission. Works are $85 each, signed on the back and displayed anonymously. Cash, check or credit card (MC VISA AMEX) accepted.
531 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
Tel: 1-212-206-9100 Fax: 1-212-206-9055
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
526 W. 26th St. # 510
New York, NY 10001