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Teaser: “Noteworthy Project Auction” @ Martha Otero Gallery

A couple months ago, we shared with you a project from Samsung where Tim Biskup was asked to re-imagine the sad face emoticon. It turns out other artists were asked to do the same thing with some of the other more common emoticons and acronyms including AJ Fosik, Megan Whitmarsh, Steven Harrington, Reza Ali, as well as Craig & Karl (see video after the jump). Now, the series of work produced for the Noteworthy Project will be auctioned off to benefit Peace First at a […]

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 […]

Releases: REVOK – “Sacrilege” Print

It look like 1xRUN has great new series of prints planned that go towards funding The Detroit Beautification Project (also supported by Montana Cans and The Seventh Letter) which will bring over a dozen of the world’s premier graffiti artists into the city for a series of murals in the neighborhoods that need them the most. First up is this print from REVOK entitled Sacrilege (available here) which features a piece he created inside a demolished church back in 2009 on his first visit to […]

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 […]
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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 / 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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Openings: “Sink or Swim” Benefit Show @ Spoke Art

Last Friday evening, Spoke Art Gallery hosted the opening of Sink or Swim (previewed), a benefit for the Japan-based grass roots organization PangeaSeed, whose goal is to raise international awareness on the plight of sharks. The show included literature, photos, artwork and members of PangeaSeed creating a dialogue as to why we must preserve and protect sharks and their habitat. Before the show even opened, over 100 fans lined up (some as early as 9 in the morning) down the block in order to buy the […]
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