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Art F City Roast, Monday, February 17, 2014, Postmasters Gallery, 54 Franklin Street, NYC

Art F City Roast
Monday, February 17, 2014
Postmasters Gallery
54 Franklin Street, ground floor
NY NY 10013

6:30 pm Cocktails & light fare
7:45 pm Live Auction
8:30 pm Award ceremony and Roast
Silent bidding runs through 10 pm.

Early Bird Specials available through February 1.

This February 17, get ready for The Art F City Roast: a night of crowning the worst and auctioning off the best. (Basically, it’s like the art prom but everyone is Carrie.) Early bird tickets on sale through February 1, with a 25% savings per ticket!

Prepare yourself for roasting and ass gadgetry; this year, the AFC gilded awards will take the form of golden buttplugs.

All details not yet announced, because AFC is not sure if the person in the giant butt costume will be distributing awards and buttplugs or awards as buttplugs. In the meantime, this information is available:

Jaimie Warren, the woman who has dressed up as a piece of lettuce, a flattened piece of pepperoni, and a lasagna, will host. She will probably be wearing a costume.

Christian Viveros-Faune, art criticism’s God of pain, has agreed to be the official Roast Master.

There will be artwork and experiences available from artists such as Jules de Balincourt, Jeremy Bailey, Nayland Blake, Christian Chaize, Saul Chernick, Sara Cwynar, Carla Gannis, Butt Johnson, Irena Jurek, Deborah Kass, Lisa Kirk, Matthew Leifheit, Jose Lerma, Lauren Luloff, Lorna Mills, Marilyn Minter, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, John Powers, William Powhida, Marsha Owett, Tom Sanford, Trey Speegle, Mike and Doug Starn, Michelle Vaughan, Aaron Williams and many more!

There will be online bidding with Paddle8, the esteemed online auction house.

CK Swett from Heritage Auctions will conduct the live bidding. If you’ve seen Swett in action, you know this: In one hundred years, of all the world’s charity auctioneers, only the name C.K. Swett will be remembered. According to NBC, he is the “The Mad-Hatter” of charity auctions.

Booze by Alibi Whiskey, Wodka Vodka and Chapter 24 Vineyards!
Food! Possibly pork buns!

Benefit Committee Chair: Jeffrey Teuton

Benefit Committee: Saul Chernick, Ursula Endlicher, Carla Gannis, Dave Harper, Rhiannon Kubicka, Allegra LaVoila, Glenn Macura, Jonathan Mayers, Kelani Nichole, Nicholas O’Brien, Marsha Owett, Magda Sawon, Amanda Schneider, Andrea Serbonich, Robert Skollar, Benjamin Tischer, Ken Tyburski, Christina Vassallo, and Michelle Vaughan



General Admission
$75 each (after February 1, $100)

Admission for one (1) human. You’ll get food, drink, entertainment, and the opportunity to witness the mockery of others. You will receive one (1) unit of fun, distributed evenly over the course of an evening. You’ll also be supporting the work AFC does, and the cause of art criticism more generally, so that as you exit Postmasters into the assuredly frigid night you will be warmed from within by your own kindness.

Artist-discounted Ticket
$35 each (after February 1, $50)

Admission for one (1) starving artist. You’ll get food, drink, entertainment, and warmth. You’ll be entertained relentlessly, and you’ll be supporting the AFC arts community, too.

Five Ticket MEGA PACK
$325 each (after February 1, $425)

Admission for five (5) cunning cost-cutters. You’ll get food, drink, entertainment, and warmth. You’ll be entertained relentlessly, and you’ll be supporting the AFC arts community, too.

$600 each (after February 1, $700)

Admission for ten (10) instant best friends. You’ll get food, drink, entertainment, and a party heavily stacked with your friends; not only that, but you’ll be paying for a ton of independent art journalism.

I want artists to party, too!
$35 each, (after February 1, $50)

If you can’t attend yourself, you can sponsor a ticket for an artist; we’ll make sure they have a good time. Include the name of the ticket recipient in Paypal’s “Additional Information” area, or else shoot an email to

My heart is too big.

If you just can’t stop yourself from giving, we’re happy to accept additional donations. Give $500 or more, and you’ll get a private lunch and tour around the New York neighborhood of your choice with AFC’s own Paddy Johnson.

Voting has ended for the Art F City Golden Buttplug Awards, which will be announced at at the Art F City Roast at Postmasters on Monday, February 17. Here are the categories and nominees.

The Art F City Award for Best Self-Promotion awards people whose extraordinary self-confidence has resulted in extraordinarily inventive use of language, willful self-delusions, or cultish followings.

What New York neighborhood truly excels in burgeoning coffee shops? How many new restaurants specializing in organ meat and homemade ramen can it support? And most importantly, how many artists have been chased out of their studios by a new start-up that desperately needs room for its ping pong table or an artisanal chocolate factory scraping to make ends meet. Bushwick and Sunset park are running neck in neck in the Gentrification Award category.

Tweezing is for the art world's weaklings. The Power Eyebrow category is in a near dead heat with Mary Boone holding only a slight lead over Glenn Lowry and Peter Brant.

Can any artist defeat Richard Serra's strong hold on the Chris Christie Award for Most Significant Artist? For this award, good work will not be rewarded, only steeliness, manliness, and an appeal with blue-chip collectors.

This year’s group shows were marked by cojones. Which show contained the most pairs?

About Art F City

“New York’s Best Art Blog.” — The Village Voice
“New York’s Best Art Blog.” — Times Online
“What you do is great, if somewhat misguided.” — Adam Lindemann

Art F City supports emerging artists and critical writers by exposing them to a broader and under served audience through informed, straightforward discussion. They are committed to educating young writers in the practice of art criticism.

Paddy Johnson, Editorial Director
Will Brand, Senior Editor and Director of Technology
Whitney Kimball, Senior Editor
Corinna Kirsch, Senior Editor
Rhett Jones, Development Officer

Over 60,000 influential art collectors, curators, critics, bloggers, art professionals, cultural influencers and urban professionals visit Art F City each month.

Awarded the first Creative Capital grant for blogging in 2009, AFC covers contemporary art made in New York City with a particular focus on new media and emerging artists through a mix of art reviews, news, and culture commentary. Their stories are regularly picked up by other blogs and mainstream press such as ARTINFO, Fox News, and the New York Times.

Serving over 150,000 page views each month, Art F City is a critical stop for New York City’s art world.

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