Artwork Sale to Benefit CalArts!


CalArts Art Benefit And Auction Los Angeles Opening Reception At Regen Projects on February 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for CalArts)

Artsy presents the CalArts Benefit Sale with unique works donated by alumni, faculty, and friends in support of the new John Baldessari Studio Building and endowed scholarships for students at the CalArts’ School of Art. The initiative launched with an opening reception for the exhibition at Regen Projects in West Hollywood, CA in partnership with Louis Vuitton. Works will be exhibited at Regen Projects in Los Angeles (February 25–March 8) and at Paula Cooper and Metro Pictures in New York (April 5 – 19). 100% of the proceeds benefit CalArts.

Artists represented are: Edgar Arceneaux, John Baldessari, Walead Beshty, Andrea Bowers, Ingrid Calame, Judy Chicago, Fiona Connor, Sam Durant, Charles Gaines, Liz Glynn, Jack Goldstein, Joe Goode, Darcy Huebler, Jim Isermann, Mike Kelley, Jason Kraus, Barbara Kruger, Liz Larner, Thomas Lawson, Jed Lind, Dashiell Manley, Rodney McMillian, Dave Muller, My Barbarian, Alex Olson, Catherine Opie, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Lari Pittman, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Allan Sekula, Alexis Smith, Jennifer Steinkamp, Henry Taylor, Kaari Upson, James Welling, and Christopher Williams. Below see some of the pieces from the show. The rest can be seen on the link below.

Charles Gaines
Notes on Social Justice: Freedom’s Jubilee! (1865), 2014<br />CalArts Benefit
To create the works in his “Notes on Social Justice” series, conceptual artist Charles Gaines meticulously draws blown-up versions sheet music from old songs—in this case, an 1865 spiritual celebrating the end of the Civil War, whose lyrics have been replaced with an incongruous political message.

Barbara Kruger Untitled (The war for me to become you), 2008 CalArts Benefit SOLD This work embodies Kruger’s signature mashups of provocative statements and boldly appropriated imagery, which she describes as deriving from her understanding of people’s short attention spans. Another edition of The War For Me to Become You fetched $32,000 in a 2006 benefit auction.

Buy remaining pieces here:

Regen Projects – 633 North Almont Drive, between Doheny Drive and Robertson Blvd.


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