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Previews: BAM Benefit Auction @ Paddle 8

AM recently had the chance to stop by The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) annual silent auction to take a look at the artwork up for bid. This being their 150th anniversary, BAM got a gaggle of great artwork donated by some impressive artists working in the greater New York area such as Nate Lowman, Carmen Herrera, Tauba Auerbach, KAWS, Ryan McGinness, Jacob Kassay, Terrance Koh and many more. The bidding ends on tomorrow (Sunday, April 22nd at 6pm EST) with certain lots moving to […]

Preview: Bonhams Urban Art Auction

Tonight in London, the Bonhams Urban Art Auction will be getting underway. With the pieces that are made available for bidding and the results of great interest to collectors out there, all eyes will be on the lots up for sale including many familiar names and some new ones. Of note is the renewed confidence or at least renewed hopes in the Banksy market with no less than 17 works offered up including the first time for Leopard and Barcode (est. £60,000-80,000). See all the […]

Benefits: “Art on the Move” Auction @ White Walls

Opening tonight at the White Walls Gallery tonight in San Francisco will be a charity show benefiting the Oceanic Awareness Collaboration. The Art on the Move auction features originals and limited editions from a long list of artists including Brian Viveros, Shepard Fairey, Peter Gronquist, Jacub Gagnon, Luke Chueh, Charlie Immer, Pedro Matos, and more. The bidding will take place from 6PM to 10:30PM at the gallery, but you can place off-site bids by calling (415) 684-2188, (415) 931-1500 or (949) 326-3290. Bidding will begin […]

Charity: Audrey Kawasaki Auction for The Adventurist’s Rickshaw Run

Coming up this Saturday, February 18th, there will be an ebay charity auction started that might interest some of our readers. A group of artists including Audrey Kawasaki, Olly Moss, Ken Garduno, and more will be donating original works and limited editions in support of Jakarta Or Bust, one of the teams doing the Rickshaw Run, a race utilizing an auto rickshaw over 1800 miles of South East Asia organized by a group called The Adventurists with all proceeds going to Birdlife International and Action Against Hunger. Look for more auction details to […]

Showing: “In The Moment: A Benefit Sale/Auction” @ Luggage Store Gallery

Last weekend, the non-profit Luggage Store Gallery held a benefit auction to support their efforts in programming future exhibitions, Tenderloin National Forest, public art programs, artist in residency as well as the Short Cuts and The Creative Music Series. Much of the works that were up for auction were by artists the gallery supported in the early stages of their careers. Some of the notable artists include Os Gemeos, Barry McGee, Tauba Auerbach, Date Farmers, Henry Gunderson, Steve Powers, Swoon, Clare Rojas and Andrew Schoultz […]
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Openings: Christie’s x Murakami – “Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake Benefit” Auction @ Gagosian

We recently broke news of a special benefit auction, New Day, created by  Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki Co. & Christie’s to help the victims of the tragic Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake. Last week, AM stopped by to catch the special viewing of the fresh works from many stars of the contemporary art scene. Held at the Gagosian Gallery Madison avenue location, works from artists such as Zeng Fanzhi, Mark Grotjahn, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Friedrich Kunath, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Gabriel Orozco, Anselm Reyle, Cindy Sherman, Aya […]
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Previews: Christie’s x Murakami “Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake Benefit” Auction

On Friday, November 9th, Christie’s will partner with Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. to provide support for the victims of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku-Pacific earthquake in Japan by dedicating a special section of a forthcoming New York auction to the continuing relief effort. Proceeds from the sale – expected to reach $5 million – will be contributed to The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Global Giving, and International Medical Corps, providing relief to the survivors of the catastrophe. In addition to the works made […]
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Auctions: Dreweatts “Urban Contemporary Art” Sale (October)

Last night in London, Dreweatts kicked off an important week of auctions at the major houses with decidedly weak results. At a mere shadow of the £300,800 – 429,400 estimate, their October Urban Contemporary Art Sale realized a total of £166,320 ($258,646) non-inclusive of Buyer’s Premiums, barely half the low end estimate. These lackluster results lie in stark contrast to some of the compelling sales booked during various September auctions, where record results were made at Bonhams Urban Art Sale, MTV:REDEFINE, as well as with […]
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Auctions / Benefits: Christie’s “Artists for Haiti” Results

A couple weeks back, the Artists for Haiti benefit auction racked in massive numbers to a standing room only, celebrity studded audience at Christie’s Rockefeller Center salesroom in New York. Organized by David Zwirner (ranked 4th on last years ArtReview “Power 100″ list) and Ben Stiller, who has supported Haiti through his Stiller Foundation non-profit since the catastrophic earthquake, the charitable event brought together an inspired list of of contemporary art’s most important artists, such as Raymond Pettibon, Nate Lowman, Rudolf Stingel, Jasper Johns, Zuang […]
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Auctions / Benefits: “MTV RE:DEFINE” Results

A couple Saturdays ago, the inaugural MTV RE:DEFINE benefit exhibition and auction opened at the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas. As we previewed a couple weeks back, curators, The Future Tense, brought together an impressive roster of 30 emerging and established artists in the contemporary and urban/street art genres  – including such big names as Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Harland Miller, Faile, Russell Young and Tracey Emin – to commemorate 30 years of AIDS research. Phillips de Pury & Company brokered the auction to a sold-out audience […]
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