LACE’s Annual Benefit Art Auction on Thursday, May 22, 2008

Borrowed from Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibition

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

A celebration of the moment
Representing three decades of excellence with a toast to the future!

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for LACE’s Annual Benefit Art Auction on Thursday, May 22, 2008 to celebrate our 30th anniversary. With Ann Magnuson as our MC, Re:PRESENT will feature both silent and live auctions and special entertainment to link LACE’s historical foundations with the exciting new cultural production abounding in our city right now. This annual signature event offers patrons the opportunity to purchase 100+ original artworks by some of the most important established and emerging artists working today.

6:00pm: VIP Preview
7:00pm: Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction Begins
8:00pm: Live Auction
9:45pm: Silent Auction Closes by Lot

Vito Acconci, Eleanor Antin, Edgar Arceneaux, Kevin Appel, John Baldessari, Uta Barth, Sue de Beer, Joe Biel, Sanford Biggers, Tomory Dodge, Mari Eastman, Bart Exposito, Kim Fisher, Mark Flores, Francesca Gabbiani, Paul Gellman, Drew Heitzler, Jim Isermann, Alice Konitz, Sherrie Levine, Miranda Lichtenstein, Martin Margiela, Barry McGee, Michele O’Marah, Carter Mull, Renee Petropoulos, Danica Phelps, Yuval Pudik, Amanda Ross-Ho, Malgorzata Romanska, Christopher Russell, George Stoll, Joe Sola, Linda Vallejo, Robert Walker, James Welling, Goody-B Wiseman, Eve Wood, Christopher Wool, Bruce Yonemoto, Andrea Zittel/Smock Shop (list in formation)

Presenters Circle: $1,000+
Silver Circle: $500 duo/$250 solo
LACE bundle: $500 (10 tickets in advance)
General: $50 advance/$75 door

NOTE: auction winners can apply $50 of her/his ticket price to the purchase!

To purchase tickets: call 323.957.1777
Proxy bidding available

View artworks online starting May 2
Gallery preview: May 2 – 21, Wed – Sun 12 – 6pm, Fri 12 – 9pm

Since 1978, LACE has had a simple mandate – to enrich the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and contribute to global culture. In the last thirty years LACE has commissioned and presented the works of over 5,000 artists and has worked with artistic pioneers such as Laurie Anderson, Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, Suzanne Lacy and Bruce and Norman Yonemoto. We have become a force in the community and remain committed to championing the role of the artist as an agent for positive change. All Re: PRESENT proceeds ensure that we continue to deliver a safe haven that allows for both emergent and established artists to push boundaries, expand the definition of contemporary art practices and inspire the public imagination.

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