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AO On Site (with photoset) – New York: Benefit for The Foundation for Contemporary Arts held at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Lower East Side, Thursday, December 9th, 2010

December 10th, 2010


Anselm Kiefer, Winter Ade Scheiden Tut Weh Aberdein Scheiden Macht, Dass Mein Herz Lacht (Goodbye, Winter, Parting Hurts But Your Departure Makes My Heart Cheer), 2010
Listed at $100,000

Last night at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery on Chrystie street in the Lower East Side of New York, West-Village-based Foundation for Contemporary Arts held a benefit auction selling nearly 200 paintings and sculptures.  All proceeds went to programs of the FCA, “hoping to assist and encourage innovation, experimentation and potential in the arts,” this year providing 14 grants to artists, of $25k each.


A view from the balcony

The benefit was extremely well attended, with some of the artists joining as well. The large number of works represented a variety of globally well-known artists, including Damien Hirst, Andy WarholJasper JohnsEd RuschaBrice Marden, Francesco ClementeBruce High Quality FoundationJake and Dinos ChapmanJulie Mehretu, James Rosenquist, Roy Lichtenstein, David Salle, Frank StellaElizabeth NeelJulian OpieCecily Brown, Vija Celmins, Robert GoberNate Lowman, Dan ColenDana Schutz, Kara Walker, and T.J. Wilcox, to name a few.

More photos after the jump…


At the entrance


Cecily BrownThe Torment of St. Anthony, 2010


Bruce High Quality Foundation, Die Whopper, 2009


Dan Colen, An Almost Perfect Sky, 2010


George Condo, Man and Woman, 2010


Willem de Kooning, Untitled, 1965-80


Tara Donovan, Untitled, 2009


Tracey Emin, Standing Alone No. 1, 1999


Inka Essenhigh, Eternal Fame, 2010


Damien Hirst, Beautiful Two Paths Painting with Butterflies, 2007
$575,000


Japser Johns, 0-9, 2010


Jeff Koons, Puppy (Vase), 1998


Robert LongoUntitled (After A.R.1), 2008


Brice Marden, Study-Nevis 1, 2009


Ed Ruscha, Smart Enough, 2010


Andy Warhol, Lynn Wyatt, 1980
$550,000


The crowd


Lawrence Weiner, The Salt of the Earth Mingled with the Salt of the Sea, 1996


Sculpture table


Mickalene Thomas, Mama Bush: (Your love keeps lifting me) higher and higher, 2009


Joyce Pensato, Monkey Mickey, 2008


Sara VanDerBeek, Dancer Study 1, Merce Cunnigham, 2010


Roy Lichtenstein, Still Life with Windmill, 1974


Kara Walker, Lessons for Proverbial Daughters and Study in Meaninglessness, 2010


Rosy Keyser, Precipitated Mass, 2010


Out the door

Related Links:
Foundation for Contemporary Arts [Official Site]
Lehmann Maupin Gallery [Official Site]

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