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TOOLS FOR THOUGHT | Rebuild Haiti Benefit Party | Sotheby's | March 15, 2010

TOOLS FOR THOUGHT | Rebuild Haiti | Benefit Party
7:00PM to 9:00PM

1334 York Avenue
New York NY 10021

Above: Jeff Koons, Monkey Train, Heat transfer prints on wood skateboard, 2006

Tickets are $100.00
($85 Tax-deductible)
Supports the efforts to rebuild Haiti
Click here to buy tickets

* Cocktail reception
* Exhibition and silent auction
* Special performance by Patti Smith and guests
* DJ: Alexandra Richards
* Drinks by Apotheke

TOOLS FOR THOUGHT rebuild Haiti draws on the will of artists to make a difference. This one-night event will contribute to the ongoing effort to help Haiti recover from a devastating earthquake. In the spirit of Marcel Duchamp and the readymade, members of the art world were invited to sign and donate an object at hand: tools from the studio, personally significant objects, or works of art. These donated works will help raise funds through a silent auction, the proceeds of which will go to the support of Haiti through Partners in Health.

Above: Ed Ruscha, Ed's Stretcher Bar Mallet, Signed wooden mallet formerly used, 2010

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS: Yasmina Alaoui & Marco Guerra, Ricci Albenda, Thierry Alet, Andisheh Avini, Launa Bacon, Patryce Bak, Brigid Berlin, Jordan Betten, Huma Bhabha, Michael Bilsborough, Joe Bradley, Sebastiaan Bremer, Cai Guo-Qiang, Carter, Gregory Christie, Dan Colen, Diana Cooper, Andrew Cramer, Alex da Corte, Lisa Corinne Davis, Robert de Saint Phalle, Todd DiCiurcio, Francesca DiMattio, Cheryl Donegan, Todd Eberle, David Ellis, Lesny JN Felix, David Foote, Bella Foster, Pierre Francillon, Chitra Ganesh, Taiana Geifer, Justin Giunta, John Grande, Amit Greenberg, Marco Guerra, Sandra Hamurg, Michael Hart, Corin Hewitt, Nir Hod, Scott Hug, Gordon Hull, Damon Johnson, Michael Clyde Johnson, Paris Kain, Alex Katz, Matt Keegan, Brian Kenny, Robert Knoke, Terence Koh, Jeff Koons, Jeremy Kost, Andrew Levitas, Liza Lou, Lovett/Codagnone, Nate Lowman, Ohad Maiman, Alexander Norton May, Hiroshi McDonald Mori, Kenzo Minami, Marilyn Minter, Slava Moguitin, Carlos Motta, Tatyana Murray, Ylva Ogland, Roxy Paine, Marco Perego, Richard Prince, Anita Ragusa, Lou Reed, Heather Rowe, Ed Ruscha, Gavin Russom, Will Ryman, Desi Santiago, Federico Santiago Raffetto, Aurel Schmidt, Steven Sebring, Lauren Seiden, Stuart Semple, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Kenny Scharf, Shoplifter aka Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, Alyson Shotz, Elisa Sighicelli, Francesco Simeti, Grant Singer, Kiki Smith, Patti Smith, Agathe Snow, Alec Soth, Michael Stipe, Marc Swanson, Mickalene Thomas, Fred Tomaselli, Kon Trubkovich, Penelope Umbrico, Camilo Jose Vergara, Virginia Ins Vergara, David Victor Rose, Ellen von Unwerth, Michael Voss, Xu Bing, Dustin Yellin, Aaron Young

HOST PARTNERS: Gagosian Gallery, James Cohan Gallery, Gordon Parks Foundation, Peres Projects, Robert Miller Gallery, Salon 94, LM Gallery, The Journal, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Lisa Anastos, William Applegate, Daniel Arsham, Naomi Beckwith, Judit Bozsan, Felicitas Brant, Carrie Carlisle, AnaMaria Celis, James Cohan, Angelica Compagno, Kipton Cronkite, Alyx Cullen, Ines de Seroux, Carolyn Drake, Everard Findlay, Thomas Galbraith, Paul Richert Garcia, Eric Gleason, Zaldy Goco, Tim Goossens, Sarah Gould, Megan Green, Scott Gutterman, Jordan Hruska, Deborah Hughes, Anne Huntington, Mie Iwatsuki, Rachid Kallamni, Matthew Kibble, Lisa Kim, Susan Kirschbaum, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Jordana Kushner, Anna Kustera, Heidi Leiser, Alexandra Leive, Emily Lenz, Jesse Liebmann, Bronwyn Loughren, Nick Martin, Robert Peter Miller, Shamim Momin, Danielle Mund, Katharina Niesert, Blaise Niosi, Dalia Oberlander, Annie Ohayon, Amelia Osborne, Renee Price, Alexandra Richards, Lauriston Roach, Ariana Rockefeller, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Caroline Rowley, Andrea Schwan, Pankaj Shah, Eric C. Shiner, Emma Snowdon-Jones, Lily Snyder, Fabienne Stephan, Dan Tanzilli, Richard Frerejean Taittinger, Albert Trummer, Gordon VeneKlasen, Richard Vine, Manish Vora, Carolin Wagner, Neville Wakefield, Sarah Walzer, Nick Weist, Alex Zarrilli

Above: Chitra Ganesh, Up from Dreams, Drawing, mixed media on Denril, 11 x 14 in.

TOOLS FOR THOUGHT draws on the will of artists to make a difference. In the spirit of Marcel Duchamp and the readymade, the efforts of Tools for Thought unite the art community in using its greatest tools ready-at-hand: the generosity and goodwill to provide aid and support to those in need.

TOOLS FOR THOUGHT takes an inspired approach to specific projects and areas of need, developing creative partnerships to the cause of social good and positive construction. Formed in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 that left hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced, co-founders Diana Campbell and Julie Ragolia set out to rally the art world to join together and help rebuild a broken country. Tools for Thought came to exist because of the eagerness of artists, gallerists, curators, and luminaries to contribute their resources and spirit to the greater good. Tools for Thought then grew as a continual link, bridging the art world’s will to support with its ability to make a difference. The efforts of Tools for Thought take the form of curated events, auctions, and creative public projects that elevate spirit, generate popular interest and education, and raise financial resources to further rebuilding and renewal, one project or region at a time.

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