More Art was founded by art historian and curator Micaela Martegani to foster stronger viewership of contemporary art by broader communities often overlooked by other art world institutions. By using alternative exhibition formats and spaces in conjunction with local organizations like schools and community centers, More Art aims to not only expose more people to important works of contemporary art, but more importantly to encourage life-long engaged involvement with art from a wide-spectrum of individuals and communities. This year’s 2012 benefit will raise money for several forthcoming public art and education projects while also honoring artist Krzysztof Wodiczko with the “Feed More Art to the World” award. Some highlights from the amazing selection of available works include Kimsooja’s A Laundary Woman – Yamuna River, India, Marina Abramovic’s Portrait with Falcon and Ofri Cnaani’s Blue Print #35. Bidding will remain open for just one more day, so get your bids in now, and purchase benefit tickets here!
The International Print Center New York (IPCNY) was founded in 2000 as the first and only non-profit organization to be devoted entirely to the exhibition, appreciation and understanding of fine art prints from old masters to contemporary artists. In addition to their permanent space in Chelsea, IPCNY also creates traveling exhibitions for museums and other partners, guided tours of print focused exhibitions, and continual programs and educational activities for people of all ages and levels of familiarity with prints. This year’s benefit auction features prints by some of the most prominent of contemporary artists, including Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, and Richard Serra – to name a few. Get your bids in quickly on these hard to get works from some of our favorite contemporary artists!
Recess was founded in 2009 as both an exhibition and studio space aimed at realizing commissioned works by artists whose aesthetic is particularly process driven. Integral to their mission is their ideal location in Soho, providing artists with work space near some of New York’s most important galleries and art institutions, in a neighborhood where space for artists is often restrictively expensive. Recess has also branched into Brooklyn in its collaboration with artist Dustin Yellin, with their upcoming space “Recess at Pioneer & King” in Redhook. This year’s 2012 benefit will raise money to support all of Recess’ programs, and will be hosted at the Tribeca Grand on Thursday, May 31 with a silent auction featuring works by Terence Koh, Lorraine O’Grady, Liz Magic Laser, Dustin Yellin, and more! Expect to see amazing performances at the benefit as well, from Jesse Cohen (of Tanlines), DJTG (of ARMS), Leila Hekmat, and FCKNLZ. Get your bids in now on one of the many incredible works available and be sure to get your benefit tickets here!