Friday, November 14, 2008

WFMU Art Benefit @ Printed Matter: Dec 6th - 13th

Mitch Epstein - Big Bend Coal Power Station, Apollo Beach, Florida 2005

might not be able to be here( since Miami Art Basel is happening the same weekend and B-day is the same day!

So you, must love me like Evita! and show up there and get one of those fierce print editions !

One for you ...and one for me as my b-day gift..LOL just kidding!

Check it out...looks like a good setting to do Christmas and holiday shopping!

In 2007, the FCC in its benevolent wisdom gave WFMU permission to erect a much needed booster antenna in Manhattan. As any listener in Brooklyn or mid-town Manhattan can attest, the station's signal quality varies greatly from block to block with vast areas of the New York metropolitan area falling into black holes where WFMU's signal is unable to come in.

In order to raise funds for our new antenna and to celebrate WFMU's longstanding relationship with the arts community both in the New York area and beyond, the station will be holding an art benefit show at Printed Matter from December 6th to December 13th and also selling work online at The site will go live shortly after Dec. 6th and will include additional artwork for sale that we were not able to fit into the show due to space constraints.

The opening for the WFMU Art Benefit will take place on Saturday December 6th from 5pm to 7pm. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street in Chelsea.

The show's line-up, much the like the station's programming, is decidedly freeform with a mix of well established and emerging artists as well as a wide variety of mediums represented including drawing, painting, photography, print and collage. Many of the pieces in the show are new works that have been created especially for this benefit.

In keeping with the somewhat egalitarian nature of the station it was important to us that much of the art on offer be affordable. To this end WFMU commissioned several artists to create print editions while other
artists have kindly agreed to sell their work for considerably less than their usual retail prices. More often than not, art benefits tend to be structured as auctions, a process which few people other than seasoned art collectors are comfortable with or enjoy. All the pieces in this benefit will be sold at fixed prices and many items will be priced to sell so come early.

Participating artists (subject to change) include:

Brian Alfred
Sarah Bedford
Nina Bovasso
Olaf Bruening
Tom Burckhardt
Ellie Curtis
Michael Dumontier
Ben Eine*
Nicole Eisenman*
Mitch Epstein
Neil Farber
Jad Fair
Kyle Field
Dan Funderburgh*
Matthieu Gafsou
Luis Gispert
Stuart Hawkins
Mark Warren Jacques
Daniel Johnston
Mel Kadel
Mike Kelley
Michael Kreuger
Greg Lamarche
Chris Johanson*
Christian Marclay
Richard Prince
Steve Powers
Andrea Robbins / Max Becher
Alexander Ross*
Cindy Sherman
James Siena*
Casey Jex Smith
Geoffrey Todd Smith
Deb Sokolow
Scott Teplin
Jim Torok*
Will Yackulic

* denotes WFMU commissioned print edition


Judy Rey Wasserman said...

Looks like a good event and cause! And Happy Birthday!
Judy Rey

ruben said...

Thank you!