Benefiting children's healthcare of Asia, the 17th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction is an initiative produced by the nonprofit, Friends Without A Border, which specializes in construction of children's hospitals in economically challenged regions in Asia. One of my three pieces, Wandering Around Manhattan, from the "New York City Wildlife" series, was donated for this cause. The online auction has now commenced, with details at http://www.fwabphotoauction.org and the final event will culminate in an evening live and silent auction benefit on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Tickets are available for the evening event which will run from 6:00 - 8:30pm, featuring a preview and cocktail reception before the auction commences. The Metropolitan Pavilion is located at 123 West 18th Street, #2FL, The Suite, in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. Tickets are $75 each.
Online bidding has commenced at http://www.ibidmobile.net/fwab for the pieces (see lot "61" for Wandering Over Manhattan). This pigment ink acid-free cotton rag print is sized at 20x30 inches, signed and dated in ink with photographer's stamp on the verso, and is edition 1 of 3. The exhibitions that this work has been presented are numerous; most recently being chosen by juror, Marvin Heiferman, for the exhibition, "PHOTOcentric 2014" held at the Garrison Art Center in New York. The piece was also exhibited in the 3rd Biennial Art Fair at the Municipal Heritage Museum in Malaga, Spain in 2014. The print is framed with reclaimed wood, which reflects the environmental theme of the series, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Other notable artists whose work has been donated for the live part of the auction include signed prints by Herb Ritts, Berenice Abott, Daido Moriyama, Adam Fuss, Lee Friedlander, Louis Faurer, Elliott Erwitt, Michael Kenna, Hiroshi Watanabe, Annie Leibovitz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Lynn Saville, George Tice, Irving Penn and Horst P. Horst.
Wandering Over Manhattan
20" x 30" Pigment Ink on Archival Paper, Framed in Reclaimed Wood, Edition 1 of 3
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