Washington Project for the Arts: 40th Annual Collectors' Night Benefit Auction 2021
Washington Project for the Arts x Artsy present Washington Project for the Arts' 40th Annual Collectors' Night Benefit Auction. Founded in 1975 and based in Washington, DC, Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is a platform for collaborative and experimental artist-driven projects, dialogue, and advocacy.
This year’s auction theme—Am I Altering Your Aura?—comes from the work of poet and activist Audre Lorde. WPA selected artworks based on, in part, on how well they encouraged reflection on the following quotation:
Am I altering your aura, your ideas, your dreams,
or am I merely moving you to temporary and reactive action?
—Audre Lorde, “Poetry is Not a Luxury”
Proceeds from the sale are split between the artists and WPA, so your purchase directly supports artists while also enabling WPA to continue producing important contemporary art programs—now, and into the future!
Browse lots and place bids before the auction closes on Thursday, May 20th at 6:30pm EDT.