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Postcards From the Edge for $85 at Luhring Augustine

I love when a good benefit actually offers super coveted work- like an Ed Ruscha, Vito Acconci, Catherine Opie or Kiki Smith for just $85! This is definitely one to attend.

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LUHRING AUGUSTINE HOSTS VISUAL AIDS:
THE 16th ANNUAL POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE BENEFIT
at Luhring Augustine, 531 W. 24th Street, New York, NY

SILENT AUCTION: Online NOW
PREVIEW PARTY: Friday, January 24, 5 – 8 p.m.
BENEFIT SALE: Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, January 26, 12 – 4 p.m.

Luhring Augustine is pleased to host the next Visual AIDS Postcards From the Edge, the organizationʼs first annual benefit event of the year for 2014. Widely known as one of Visual AIDSʼ most exciting benefits, Postcards From the Edge provides an opportunity for the public to purchase original pieces of postcard-sized artwork by both established and emerging artists for only $85 each. The 16th annual event will be held from January 24 – 26, 2014 at our Chelsea gallery located at 531 W. 24th Street, New York.

Each fall Visual AIDS calls on artists from around the world to donate a 4 x 6 inch piece of original artwork. This year, acclaimed artists such as Vito Acconci, Catherine Opie, Glenn Ligon, Ed Ruscha, Zarina Hashmi, Lorraine OʼGrady, Fred Wilson, Penelope Umbrico, John Baldessari, Roger Hiorns, Kerry James Marshall, William Wegman, John Waters, Marcel Dzama, Kiki Smith, Ernesto Pujol, Kay Rosen, Lawrence Weiner, Harmony Hammond, Barbara Takenaga and others have joined emerging artists in submitting new works in a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, collage and mixed media. The organization has received more than 1,400 postcard-sized pieces this year and each will be uniformly priced at $85. All works will be displayed anonymously, with the artistʼs identity revealed only after the work has been purchased.

The PREVIEW PARTY will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 5 – 8 p.m and includes a silent auction for art. The VIP Preview begins at 5 p.m and Artist Preview is 6 – 8 p.m. All participating artists have free entry and tickets for all other guests are $50. The VIP admission (payable at the door or online here) allows entry into the gallery one hour before the crowds arrives and includes 2 raffle tickets. RAFFLE to be called at 7:30 pm. and prizes include the chance to win first choice of any postcard that evening. Additional raffle tickets $10 each. Must be present to win.

After the preview, the BENEFIT SALE of postcard-sized art will be continue for two days: Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Sunday, January 26, from 12 – 4 p.m. Admission to the Benefit Sale is first-come, first-served with the suggested donation of $5 each day.

All postcards are $85, but as a way for Visual AIDS to show their appreciation, anyone who purchases four postcards will receive a fifth one for free. On Sunday, guests who purchase two works will receive the third for free. Whether the works purchased are created by a famous or newly-discovered artist, all collectors walk away with a piece of art they love, knowing the money raised will support art programs raising AIDS awareness.

SILENT AUCTION – Online NOW
Bid now on Paddle 8 on amazing small works by Joy Garnett, Will Barnet, Robert Flynt, Joanne Greenbaum, Harmony Hammond, Marc Handelman, David Humphrey, Cary Leibowitz, Glenn Ligon, Slava Mogutin, Ernesto Pujol, Hunter Reynolds, and Rob Wynne.

History of Visual AIDSʼ Postcards From the Edge
Visual AIDS first held Postcards From the Edge in 1998 and has since raised nearly $650,000 via this annual fundraiser. Since the eventʼs conception, over 16,000 postcard-sized works have been donated by artists from around the world. Noteworthy artists who have participated in past years include: Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Leon Golub, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Barbara Kruger, Frank Moore, Elizabeth Murray, Nancy Spero, Yoko Ono, Tom Wesselman, and many others. By participating in Postcards From the Edge, artists and collectors support the mission of Visual AIDS, enabling the organization to produce contemporary art programs that promote AIDS awareness and support artists living with HIV/AIDS.

About Visual AIDS
Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. Visual AIDS is committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement. For additional information on Visual AIDS, please visit www.VisualAIDS.org.

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One Response to “Postcards From the Edge for $85 at Luhring Augustine”
  1. austin clarke says:

    hi Im from Ireland and i visit London every year for thr RCA Secrets Same idea as yours. I Q for days to get the postcards i want Im a fanatic I want to come yto NY next year but i have some questions Can you email me back and ill talk to you
    Manny thanks
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