On View from February 19 through February 27, 2011 at Gallery 151.
ANNUAL ART AUCTION
On February 19-26th, choice works from some of NYC’s leading underground artists will be on display and for sale in a week long silent auction to benefit The “Swimming Cities: Ocean of Blood” project on the Ganges river. Artists include: Swoon, Tom Beale, Duke Riley, Imminent Disaster, Orien McNeill, Ben Mortimer, Tod Seelie, Ben Wolfe, Andrew Poneros (Pork), Conrad Carlson, Monica Canilou, Tony Bones, Jeff Stark, Isaac Aden, Gregg Henderson, Doyle S. Huge, Leslie Stem, Lopi Laroe, Katelan Foisey, Iris Stvn Lasn, Petric Seelie, Zev David Deans, Elizabeth Bentley, Hannah Mishin, Orien McNeill, Ksenija, Angie Kang, Ben Devoe, Czak Tucker, Heather Jones, Noah Sparks, Porter Fox, Dan Sabau, Virginia Reath, Clair Huntington, Kara Blossom, Martina Mrongovius, Alex Casual, Catherine Yaeger, Sarah Beetson.
SWIMMING CITIES is a diverse and evolving collaboration of artists, builders, and visionaries who come together to embark on challenging large-scale projects. Originally united through the internationally acclaimed artist Swoon, the group traces its roots back to the DIY raft project on the Mississippi River, the “Miss Rockaway Armada.”
With each new waterway the project creates a vivid community of artists floating into towns to present an inspiring, interactive environment that encompasses art, sculpture, music and performance. The upcoming project will bring a fleet of sculptural rivercraft to the foothills of the Himalayas in a cultural exchange with local South Asian artists and artisans. The boats will traverse the Ganges river from Haridwar to the holy city of Varanasi.
On opening night complimentary drinks, hor d’oeuvres, and a whole lot of shaking to the rhythms of James Stache will abound. After the week long bidding process, the closing night will contain a similar mix of elements except with DJ Joro Boro spinning the tunes and a live auction for select pieces held by renowned auctioneer Dr. Adventure.