Aperture Foundation: Benefit Auction 2021

This year, Aperture’s annual gala celebrates the range of its publishing program with three honorees: artists Sara Cwynar and Graciela Iturbide, and esteemed collector Dr. Kenneth Montague. Aperture’s executive director, Sarah Meister, notes: “The breadth of their practices reflects distinct and essential approaches to the medium, and point to Aperture’s vital role in adding context and nuance to these achievements.” The two-day celebration opens with an in-person gathering on October 19 at Selina in Manhattan ticketed, followed by a virtual celebration on October 20, free and open to all who register.

A special auction opening on October 12 in partnership with Artsy will feature art and special commission experiences, with works by Dawoud Bey, Sara Cwynar, Graciela Iturbide, Carrie Mae Weems, and more. Proceeds from the auction will support the artists who have generously donated works as well as Aperture’s not-for-profit publishing, educational, and public programs.

Aperture’s mission statement:
Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

Online bidding closes on Tuesday, October 26, at 1:00 pm EDT.

If the Total Purchase Price is equal to or less than $50,000, upon auction close the buyer authorizes us to immediately charge the credit card provided to us during registration. If the Total Purchase Price is greater than $50,000, upon auction close the buyer will receive an invoice with the option to pay by credit card or wire transfer.

Please note: You may be required to provide documentation of your identity in a form acceptable to us and any other documentation in order to complete the purchase. Should you fail to provide this documentation within a reasonable amount of time your purchase will be cancelled.

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Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019