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Charity / Releases: Josh Keyes “Evacuation” Print

With his next exhibition, The Magician’s Garden (teased), right around the corner, Josh Keyes (interviewed) has taken some time out to once again teamed up with Tiny Showcase for their fifth collaborative effort to raise funds in the name of charity. With $10 from the sale of every print being donated to Doctors Without Boarders, and with over $28,000! being raised for Stand With Haiti through the sale of the “Totem II” print last winter, the two partners are sure to help this year’s cause […]

Charity / Releases: David Choe – “Red Moon” Edition

Despite being imprisoned last time he was in Japan and forbidden to return, David Choe (featured) still has love for the Land of the Rising Sun. This new print (limited to 88) entitled “Red Moon” will be released today at 6 pm PST at Trapeze Editions with 100% of the proceeds going to the relief efforts in Japan. The cost will be $188 and the print is sized at 18″ x 24″. For those interested, also take a look at his studiomate James Jean’s charity […]

Events: Benefit for HiArt!’s Time In Program @ Haunch of Venison NYC

On February 1st, Midtown gallery Haunch of Venison will play host to an auction event to benefit HiArt!’s Time In children’s art initiative. Time In is an innovative program that allows children from underserved classrooms to participate in an arts-based immersion designed to open their imaginations and creativity through visual art, music, movement, film and literature. The event will offer refreshments and silent and live auctions of works by Yoshitomo Nara, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed), William Wegman, Brian Alfred and many others. Online bidding on items […]

Openings and Benefit: Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Auction & Party

The much anticipated Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary party (previewed) went off this past Saturday and drew over 2,000 art lovers to the newly remodeled Factory Place Arts Complex in downtown Los Angeles. Mister Cartoon had all his classic rides out on display in the outside area as well as a beautiful chopper and his show-stopping pimped out Ice Cream truck inside with the rest of the art on display. Over 140 pieces were on view including just about every major name in our movement. If you […]

Benefit: MOCA gala raises $3.5 Million

Resuscitated from the brink of death, Los Angeles’ MOCA held their 30th anniversary gala last weekend to kick off their new exhibition “Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years.” The black-tie affair raised $3.5 million more for the institution and was capped off by the Frank Gehry-designed hat wearing Lady Gaga’s performance (seen above) with the Bolshoi Ballet where she sang and played on a rotating pink grand piano created by Damien Hirst. The piano, which can be seen after the jump, sold for $450,000 at the […]

Benefit: Revo Los Angeles Art Show

An art show to benefit “Sekolah Dasar Balem Wamena” (SDBW), a model school in West Papua, Indonesia is set to open on October 4th at the UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom. The event ($10 admission) put on by REVO LA will feature works from Ekundayo, Joshua Clay, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Shepard Fairey (featured), Mr. Brainwash and others (full list here).

Openings: Sea No Evil Charity Art Show 2009

Last night, things got hot in the IE with a jam packed show in Riverside benefiting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. “Sea No Evil” (previewed) featured a even stronger lineup of artists this year contributing originals and prints to the charity for auction. With the price set low on each piece, most collectors walked away with bargains as well as a nice tax deduction. With DJ Diabetic (Shepard Fairey) on the ones and twos and a speech by Paul Watson (founder of Sea Sheperd and […]

Charity: Craola x American Cancer Society Auction

For those curious about the piece that Greg “Craola” Simkins (interviewed) was working on at his skatedeck/livepainting event at Gallery 1988 LA (covered) in June, AM has an update for you. The 36″ x 24″ finished piece entitled “The Good Soul” will be auctioned off via Ebay with all proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society in memory of Jensen’s (owner of g1988) late father, and huge Greg Simkins fan, Lawrence Karp. A couple more images after the jump.

Releases/Charity: Ana Bagayan – “Silence” Print & Lunch Bunch

Artist Ana Bagayan recently released two new giclee prints.  The first one is a special charity fundraiser print entitled ”Prey” (above), with 100% of the profits going towards funding Ana’s Lunch Bunch project (Each copy of ”Prey” is just $25, and the funds raised from each sale will feed 12 people). Ana recently started off making and distributing home-made lunch packs for the homeless of Los Angeles. Lunch Bunch is operated by Ana and her friend Mere alone, all undertaken completely at their own expense. After just […]

Benefit: Camille Rose Garcia “Lil Elorphant” Print

In case you missed their first print with Mark Ryden, Roq La Rue just announced a second charitable print they did with Camille Rose Garcia. Again this is to raise money for David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust so every penny of this amazing print is going towards this great charity which helps endangered elephants and rhinos in Africa. Check out some amazing pics from Kirsten’s recent visit to the Wildlife Trust in Africa. Details of the release and pics from Africa after the jump.