Be sure to catch Printed Matter's upcoming Sandy Relief Benefit Auction! Printed Matter is the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists - and, like many Chelsea galleries, Printed Matter was hit hard by the hurricane. They lost over 9,000 books and sustained a total of $200,000 in damages. The auction is a great opportunity to view and bid on rare books and artwork, as well as to support a fantastic arts organization.
The preview night for the auction is February 29th, 6 - 8 p.m. and the benefit event with live auction is March 9th, 6 - 8:30 p.m. In addition, there will be an online auction of over 70 works from emerging and establishing artists, running from Feburary 28 - March 9.
All events will be located at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space at 455 West 19th Street. The preview night is free entry and will include live performances. Tickets to the Live Auction on March 9th are $150 and can be purchased here. Click here to participate in the online auction.
Be sure to stop by the gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, February 8th, for the opening reception of Jane Mount's solo exhibition Ideal Bookshelf. The show will feature over 50 works on paper, and Jane Mount will also be at the reception signing copies of My Ideal Bookshelf, a book the artist did with Thessaly La Force. My Ideal Bookshelf features more than one hundred of the artist's illustrations along
with essays from the leading cultural figures whose favorite books are
depicted in gouache paintings.
The exhibition will be on view from February 9th through February 17th. Click here to view images of the show.