FREE ARTS NYC CELEBRATES RASHID JOHNSON

FREE ARTS NYC ANNUAL ART AUCTION

 
CELEBRATING

RASHID JOHNSON

 
WITH

BEATS BY DRE

 
SPECIAL THANKS TO
GUCCI
 

APRIL 29, 7-10PM
SILENT AUCTION & COCKTAILS
LIVE AUCTION AT 8:30PM
 

31 CHAMBERS STREET
NEW YORK CITY
 

MUSIC BY
HANNAH BRONFMAN & BRENDAN FALLIS
 

AUCTIONEER
ALEXANDER GILKES
CO-FOUNDER, PADDLE8
 

 


ABOUT RASHID JOHNSON


 

Rashid Johnson (American, b.1977) is a sculptor and photographer who works in a wide range of everyday materials, including wax, wood, steel, brass, shea butter, ceramic tile, and such found objects as books, records, VHS tapes, live plants, and CB radios. He finds inspiration in the work of a diverse group of visual artists, actors, musicians, writers, activists, and philosophers, including Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Eldrige Cleaver, Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, David Hammons, Kasimir Malevich, Parliament Funkadelic, and Sun Ra.

Often identified with the post-black art movement, Johnson’s work engages questions of personal, racial, and cultural identity, producing a unique synthesis of historical and material references that are grounded in African American and art history while expanding into questions of mysticism and cosmology.

Johnson was included in the landmark 2001 exhibition Freestyle at the Studio Museum in Harlem, an exhibition of 28 important young African American artists curated by Thelma Golden. The following year, he had his first solo museum exhibition, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Since that time, he has had solo shows at SculptureCenter, New York; the Memphis PowerHouse; and the Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany.

His work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Detroit Institute of Arts; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington D.C.; the Institute of Contemporary Photography, New York; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut; the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, among others.

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PREVIEW SELECT WORKS:

Artists

*to date

Justin Adian
Kenneth Alme
Hunter Barnes
Andrew Birk
Matthew Brandt
Zoe Buckman
Scott Campbell
Linda Colletta
Robert Davis
Todd DiCiurcio
Tara Donovan
Jason Dussault
Dzine
Lucia Engstrom
Ryan Estep
Angelo Filomeno
Ryan Foerster
Luc Fuller
Sayre Gomez
Jack Greer
Marco Guerra
Hugo Guinness
Wade Guyton
Eric Haze
Justyn Hegreberg
Daniel Heidkamp
Jenny Holzer
Sheree Hovsepian
Martha Hughes
Debby Hymowitz
Inez & Vinoodh
Rashid Johnson
Deborah Kass
Alex Katz
Matt Keegan
Hans Kotter
Curtis Kulig
Wes Lang
Pryce Lee
Sofia Leiby
Tali Lennox
Tony Lewis
Kalup Linzy
Dale Marshall
Mr. Brainwash
James Nares
Angel Otero
Paul Paddock
Kenton Parker
Ricky Powell
Zach Reini
Retna
Anselm Reyle
Ryder Ripps
Mick Rock
Brie Ruais
Ed Ruscha
Andre Saraiva
Ryan Conrad Sawyer
Aurel Schmidt
Dan Shaw-Town
Cindy Sherman
Michael Shulman
Xaviera Simmons
Hunt Slonem
Josh Smith
Kiki Smith
Shinique Smith
Max Snow
Kasper Sonne
Pat Steir
Chris Succo
Zachary Susskind
Peter Sutherland
Swoon
Augustus Thompson
Spencer Tunick
Bas van der Hurk
Tam Van Tran
Massimo Vitali
Charline von Heyl
Cleo Wade
William Wegman
Lawrence Weiner
Jason Woodside
Christopher Wool
Rob Wynne

At Free Arts, I learned that you can be yourself throughout anything you do or make.

-- Imani, Age 12 --

Event Committee

*TO DATE

Adam Abdalla
Waris Ahluwalia
Sarah Aibel & Joel Mesler
Cecilia Alemani
Lake Bell & Scott Campbell
Fabiola Beracasa-Beckman
Bethanie Brady & Billy Farrell
Alexandra Chemla
China Chow
Ashley Middleton Coakley & Elliot Coakley
Michelle Hellman Cohen & Adam Cohen
Dan Colen
Delphine de Causans
Laura de Gunzberg
Simon & Michaela de Pury
Claire Distenfeld
Laure Heriard Dubreuil & Aaron Young
Casey Fremont
Thelma Golden
Loic Gouzer
Sarah Hoover
Sheree Hovsepian
David Kordansky
Hailey Lustig & Stephen Prince
Lisa & Barry Malin
Amy Phelan
Richard Phillips
Bettina Prentice
Doreen Remen
Darren Romanelli
Amanda Ross
Amy Sacco
Vito Schnabel
Michael Shulman
Mary Alice Stephenson
Lindsay & Matthew Taylor
Marlies Verhoeven & Jacco Reijtenbagh
Yvonne Force Villareal
Jeanann Williams
Dustin Yellin

Sponsors

*TO DATE

Beats By Dre

SPECIAL THANKS

Gucci

SHULMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION

VOGUE

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

Hauser & Wirth

Lindsay & Matthew Taylor

Marlies Verhoeven Reijtenbagh & Jacco Reijtenbagh

 
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Art In America
Blouin Modern Painters
Carbone
Suzanne Chin
Coca Cola
Collabrigo Prosecco
Doughnuttery
Alex Ernst
FIJI Water
Miraval Rose
Peroni Nastro Azzurro
Raul Àvila Inc.
The Dutch
Tequila Avión
Tito’s Handmade Vodka

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kate Bolduan
Anchor, CNN

Daniel Ehrmann 

Garrett Fail
Partner, Business Finance & Restructuring, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

James Fox
CEO, Red Peak Branding

Veronique Gabai-Pinsky

Nohra Haime
Director, Nohra Haime Gallery

Daniel Levine
Managing Partner, Tenfore Holdings

Jon Meyers
Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation

David Mielke
Partner, PwC Transactions Services

Amanda Ross
Stylist

Kelly Rutherford
Actress

Linda Schaps
MA, MSW

Richard Schaps
CEO, Van Wagner Communications

Leslie Slover
Regional Head, Technology Center and Service Center for the Americas, Deutsche Bank

Trina Storfer
Executive Vice President, Mixed Media Group

Lindsay Taylor
Taylor Art Advisory

Matthew B. Taylor
Managing Partner, Kortright Capital Partners LP

Marlies Verhoeven Reijtenbagh

Jon P. Venetos
Managing Director, Citadel LLC

Jordan C. Zaken

Liz Hopfan
Founding Executive Director, Free Arts NYC

 

ART & SPONSORSHIP

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Special Events & PR Consultant

Free Arts NYC

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for underserved youth and families.

 

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