Paddle8 FOR GOOD partner Art in General‘s mission is to be a nonprofit organization that assists artists with the production and presentation of new work. In line with Art in General’s love of artists and art supporters who take risks in order to be greatly rewarded by exciting new work, their 30th Anniversary celebration will feature an auction in which 15 nominators chose 15 artists to each shoot a roll of film. Beyond that basic requirement, it was then up to the artists to work within these loose parameters as they saw fit to create their addition to the auction. Prints from each roll will then be auctioned off in a live and silent auction – sight unseen – at Art in General’s Gala on April 24th. The reward: unique artwork and one-of-a kind prints!
Double Blind Auction nominators come from diverse industries and include: Mario Batali, JK Brown and Eric Diefenbach, James Fuentes, Moby, Shamim Momin, and Cindy Sherman to name just a few. The artists include: Anne Collier, Sue de Beer, Theaster Gates, Hans Haacke, Rashid Johnson, Alex Prager, Laurie Simmons, Carrie Mae Weems, Dustin Yellin and many more. What direction this diverse group of artists took will be a supprise to everyone – but we have our guesses – do you?
Check out Art in General’s auction now on Paddle8!
Free Arts NYC, another Paddle8 FOR GOOD partner, aims to deliver creative arts programs to children from low income, homeless, and abused or neglected backgrounds. By partnering with group homes, shelters, schools, and community centers, Free Arts NYC gives children the opportunity to express themselves creatively.
In recognition of the great work done by Free Arts NYC, a large group of amazing artists have included pieces in the benefit auction which is now live on Paddle8. Online bidding ends Sunday, April 22nd. All bids will transfer to the event on Monday, April 23rd hosted at Eyebeam. The event is presented by Whitewall Magazine and Monika Chiang, with our very own Alexander Gilkes, co-founder of Paddle8, as auctioneer.
Artists participating in the auction include Bil Donovan, Dan Colen, Dustin Yellin, Ben Watts, Yoko Ono, and Eric Haze – to name just a handful! Preview and bid on Paddle8 before the auction closes!