Juxtapoz has been busy preparing for thier upcoming 15th Anniversary Art Auction. “The Big Payback” is a benefit presented by Upper Playground in collaboration with Power House Project of Detroit. The art auction will help raise funds to purchase and renovate foreclosed and abandoned homes in the Detroit area.
The auction features original artwork from well over 100 national and internationally renowned contemporary artists including: Swoon, CR Stecyk III, Shepard Fairey, Robert Williams, Todd Schorr, Estevan Oriol, Mister Cartoon, Doze Green, Todd “Reas” James, Thomas Campbell, Tim Biskup, KR, Big Daddy Roth, WK Interact, Clayton Brothers, Andrew Schoultz, James Jean, Ron English, David Choe, Mike Giant, Paul Insect, Jeremy Fish, Alex Pardee, Saber, David Ellis, Boogie, D*Face, Cody Hudson, Herbert Baglione, Craola, and more along with add’l curatorial assistance from Shooting Gallery, Copro Gallery, New Image Art, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Fifty24SF Gallery, White Walls Gallery and ourselves.
We’re honored to have been asked to take part and have asked the following Thinkspace regulars to donate works for this special charitable event:
Allison Sommers, Joshua Mays, L. Croskey, Ekundayo, Nathan DeYoung, Tony Philippou, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Sarah Joncas, Cherri Wood, Tran Nguyen, Brett Amory, Dan-ah Kim, Catherine Brooks, Kelly Vivanco, David MacDowell and Erik Siador
From November 9-19, 2009, the public will be able to bid on the artwork online. Additionally, in celebration of the auction and Juxtapoz’s 15th anniversary, Upper Playground in collaboration with SA Studios will host an exclusive event in Los Angeles on November 14th, 2009 at The Factory Place Arts Complex to view the featured artwork on display and meet with the contributing artists. More info to follow soon on this.
In order to shed further light on every artist who has generously contributed original artwork, Juxtapoz.com will feature each artist alongside his or her donated artwork that will be available for bidding in November. They kicked things off today with SWOON, watch for regular updtes to follow as we head into the event this November. Can’t wait!
Keep tabs on the pieces for the auction coming together and bid online here.