FotoFest: Live Benefit Auction 2020

Artsy x FotoFest present FotoFest: Live Benefit Auction 2020

Held Thursday, March 12, 2020, the FotoFest Fine Print Auction is the organization’s principal fundraising event. Every two years, artists that have participated in FotoFest’s Biennials, exhibitions, and programs generously donate to FotoFest’s largest and primary fundraiser. The auction enables collectors to acquire examples of some of the most outstanding work that FotoFest has supported. The work is largely contemporary, but also occasionally includes examples of vintage classical work. All of the works are carefully selected by invitation from FotoFest’s Director.

The artists featured in the auction have significant professional careers and accomplishments. Many have had important exhibitions and engagements with FotoFest. It is the organization’s goal that the auction honors these artists and their work by stimulating new excitement about fine art collecting, building public appreciation for the value of photography and photo-based contemporary art practices.

Auction revenues from print sales and table sponsorships go directly to support FotoFest’s art, exhibition, and professional development programs in Houston and abroad, as well as the year-round Literacy Through Photography learning program, serving thousands of Houston-area students every school year. We encourage your support through bidding on our live auction, featuring selected works by Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Susan Derges, Pixy Liao, Marcus Lyon, and many others.

Live Benefit Auction: lots 1-28 are included in the live auction.
Director’s Choice Benefit Auction: lots 29-61 are included in the Director's Choice silent auction.
If you are interested in attending the live auction in Houston, tickets may be purchased here.

In advance of the auction, please review the lots and place bids before live bidding begins on Thursday, March 12 at 8:00pm CDT (9:00pm EDT). When sales open, all pre-registered Artsy users can participate and watch the bidding unfold in real time. Any registration after Wednesday, March 11th at 8:00pm CDT (9:00pm EDT) will be held pending review. Please refer to the Auction Terms & Conditions here.

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Participating in a live auction means you’ll be competing against bidders in real time on an auction room floor. You can place max bids which will be represented by Artsy in the auction room or you can bid live when the auction opens.
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