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Art F City 10th Anniversary Benefit Auction. Bid Online on Paddle8. Party: April 13 at Lightbox, 339 W 38th St, 6:30 - 10 PM

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Art F City’s 10th Anniversary Benefit Auction
Bid Online Now on Paddle8

Live Auction and Benefit Party honoring Laurie Anderson
Monday, April 13, 2015
339 W 38th St
6:30 - 10 PM

Tickets on sale HERE.

Zoe Crosher, “Billboard No. 3 (Washington Street & I-10 Heading West).” From LA-LIKE:SHANGRI LA’d, part of the the Manifest Destiny Billboard Project, Digital C-Print, 2015.


Support art writers, independent art criticism, and ambitious artist commissions by bidding on artworks in the Art F City auction. In celebration of all the female art critics, artists, and writers who have been part of the blog over the years, Art F City will also be hosting a live auction to honor "Power Women." This year's event will take place on April 13 at Lightbox in New York City.

Carrie Moyer, Untitled, monotype, 2012


Your support will help one of the most important voices in art criticism, reporting, and activism rise to even greater levels. And what better way to honor this year’s theme, "Power Women", than by honoring one of the century’s most significant and influential artists, Laurie Anderson.

This auction makes possible Art F City artist essays, in-depth interviews and reviews, and daily news coverage. This is flagship AFC content, and it’s among the best art writing you’ll find anywhere on the web.

Inka Essenhigh, Living Forest, aquatint, 2011


The work in this auction reflects the discernment Art F City brings to its blog. There is carefully selected works by "trailblazer" artists, and work solicited from a handful of “Power Women". Featured artists include Judith Braun, Marilyn Minter, Zoe Crosher, Michelle Grabner, Inka Essenhigh, and more who are continually making valuable, insightful contributions to the world around them.

Rachel Stern, Martha Wilson (October), Archival Digital Print, 2014


Art F City has added its own special contribution to the auction, a 10th Anniversary GIF and Print Portfolio. Inspired by this year’s “Power Women” guest of honor, Laurie Anderson, the limited-edition portfolio of prints and GIFs includes work by Morehshin Allahyari, Jennifer Chan, Faith Holland, Sara Ludy, Claudia Maté, Rosa Menkman, Lorna Mills, Eva Papamargariti, Angela Washko, and Giselle Zatonyl. Included is a “baby” Laurie Anderson in a yoga pose.

Art F City 10th Anniversary GIF and Print Portfolio, 2015
USB Drive with 10 artist prints
Edition of 10
Courtesy of Claudia Maté


Look forward to:

Special performance by the Elephant Room!
CK Swett as Auctioneer!

Art work by Marilyn Minter, Judith Braun, Inka Essenhigh, Betty Tompkins and more!

Meet Laurie Anderson!

Eat dumplings! Springs rolls! Cake!

DJ Tim Love Lee!

Judith Braun, Symmetrical Procedure NE-12-1, Graphite on Dura-Lar, 2014

April 13, 2015
6:30 to 10 PM
339 W 38th St,
New York, NY 10018

All donations of $50 or more are entirely tax deductible through fiscal sponsor Flux Factory.

Benefit event tickets available at the following "Power" levels.

Monster Power $2,000
Includes VIP seating for four, champagne toast, a private magic show by The Elephant Room, and entrance to the VIP after party at Rose Bar!

Horse Power $1,000
Includes VIP seating for two, champagne toast, a private magic show by The Elephant Room, and entrance to the VIP after party at Rose Bar!

Green Power $600
Includes VIP seating for one, champagne toast, a private magic show by The Elephant Room, and entrance to the VIP after party at Rose Bar!

Brain Power $150
Includes ticket for one to the Benefit!

Core Power $100
Discounted artist ticket for one to the Benefit

Giving Power
If you are unable to attend or prefer to make a contribution, please enter a donation amount.

Marilyn Minter, PLUSH #3, Inkjet on Matt Paper, 2014


Work by the following artists:

Morehshin Allahyari, Patrick Berran, Judith Braun, Patrick Brennan, Deborah Brown, Jordan Casteel, Jennifer Chan, Zoe Crosher, Paul DeMuro, Rob de Oude, Purdy Eaton, Inka Essenhigh, Annie Ewaskio, Evie Falci, Carla Gannis, Emily Gibson, Rachael Gorchov, Faith Holland, Miyoko Ito, Sara Jones, Elsie Kagan, Scott Kilgour, Elissa Levy, Eric LoPresti, Claudia Maté, Saira McLaren, Lorna Mills, Marilyn Minter, Danielle Mysliwiec, Liz Nielsen, Marsha Owett, Maia Cruz Palileo, Noah Pollack, Eva Papamargariti, Lisa Marie Schilling, Guy Richards Smit, Rachel Stern, Jeffrey Teuton, Betty Tompkins, Maureen St. Vincent, Angela Washko, Annette Wehrhahn, Aaron Williams, Amy Wilson

Larissa Bates, Untitled, Gouache on clayboard, 2010


Auction Committee co-chairs:

Casey Burry, Beth Fiore & Marsha Owett. Committee members: Helen Allen, Adam Ames, David Aronson, Sharon Butler, Saul Chernick, Meryl Cooper, Purdy Eaton, Carla Gannis, Scott Kilgour, Whitney Kimball, Rhiannon Kubicka, Sarah Landreth, Allegra Laviola, Elissa Levy, Eric LoPresti, Sharon Louden, Danielle Mysliwiec, Kelani Nichole, Murat Orozobekov, Noah Pollock, Meredith Rosen, Jeffrey Teuton, Edward Winkleman


Thanks To The Following Event Sponsors


Art F City creates and archives critical discourse, and commissions ambitious artist projects. Through a daily mix of blunt criticism, commentary and community-minded journalism, they add an unparalleled dosage of purposeful opinion to the contemporary art community.

Art is without a public purpose if it is not tested and understood. To this end, Art F City provides a moderated public forum across comment threads, artist essays, and roundtable criticism. Their nine-year archives provide an extensive historical record of that discourse. By encouraging a critical and informed audience, their public initiatives fill a critical need for all creative makers.

Art must be interrogated.