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

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

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]