RELEASE: WORKS OF ART TO BE SOLD AT CHRISTIE’S TO SUPPORT THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS

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WORKS OF ART TO BE SOLD AT CHRISTIE’S

TO SUPPORT THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS

 PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE NEW JOHN BALDESSARI ART STUDIO BUILDING

AND ENDOW SCHOLARSHIPS IN THE CALARTS SCHOOL OF ART

JOHN BALDESSARI,  WALEAD BESHTY, ASHLEY BICKERTON, ROSS BLECKNER, JAMES CASEBERE, VIJA CELMINS, JACK GOLDSTEIN, MIKE KELLEY, WILLIAM KENTRIDGE, ELAD LASSRY , ROBERT LONGO, DASHIELL MANLEY, ADAM MCEWEN, DAVE MULLER, MATT MULLICAN, CATHY OPIE, GABRIEL OROZCO, TONY OURSLER, LAURA OWENS, LARI PITTMAN, STEPHEN PRINA, ALLEN RUPPERSBERG, ED RUSCHA, GARY SIMMONS, JENNIFER STEINKAMP, PAT STEIR, THOMAS STRUTH, HENRY TAYLOR, JEFF WALL, CARRIE MAE WEEMS, LAWRENCE WEINER, JAMES WELLING, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS AND SUE WILLIAMS

Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale,

Christie’s New York - 14 May 2014

New York - Christie's is proud to partner with the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) this spring with the sale of 35 works of art, including pieces by John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, Walead Beshty and Tony Oursler, which will be auctioned during the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale on May 14th.  All proceeds from the auction will benefit the CalArts School of Art, supporting student artists by providing enhanced creative space and financial support.

“Christie’s is honored to partner with Calarts, the internationally acclaimed Los Angeles-area institution founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy, that offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual, performing, media and literary arts. Around 35 works of art, generously given by artists, gallerists, alumni and faculty, will be sold to benefit the CalArts School of Art and the John Baldessari studio building within our next Post–War and Contemporary art auction on May 14th.  We are extremely proud to be part of this initiative to support the fundraising efforts goals of this monumentally important institution.” Declared Saara Pritchard, head of the Afternoon Sale.

About The CalArts Benefit and Auction

The CalArts Art Benefit and Auction is a fundraising effort in which more than 80 important works of art donated by CalArts alumni, faculty, and friends will be exhibited and sold this spring. This unprecedented initiative will fund the new John Baldessari Building and endow scholarships for students at the CalArts School of Art. The campaign  launches with an opening reception for the exhibition at Regen Projects’ original gallery space in West Hollywood, CA on February 25, 2014 hosted by Louis Vuitton. Regen Projects will host the exhibition and sale through March 8, 2014, before it travels to Paula Cooper Gallery and Metro Pictures in New York from April 5 -19, 2014. Approximately 48 of these works will simultaneously be available for purchase online exclusively on Artsy (artsy.net) and via the Artsy iPhone app (February 25 - April 19, 2014). The 35 works to be sold at auction by Christie’s on May 14th will be on public view  from  May 8th  to  May 13rd  at Christie’s New York, 20 Rockefeller Plaza. 

About Christie’s

Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai).

Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019).

Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace.

Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. 

Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and actively using its platform in the art world to amplify under-represented voices and support positive change.

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