PHOTO15 to Auction Prized Photography Works to Raise Funds for the AIDS Monument
To be constructed in the Heart of West Hollywood
Photos include selections from Herb Ritts, Catherine Opie, Jeff Wall, Ed Ruscha,
Julius Shulman, Greg Gorman, Firooz Zahedi, Lenny Kravitz, John Waters,
Jack Pierson, James Welling, John Divola, William Wegman, Norman Reedus,
Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and many more.
“Grace Jones First Album NYC 1976” 4.5” x 3.5” by Antonio Lopez
Thursday, October 1
7:00pm – 10:00pm
855 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(Los Angeles, CA. – September 9, 2015) PHOTO15, a photo auction, set to support the creation of The AIDS Monument in the City of West Hollywood, will be held at Milk Studios (855 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038) on Thursday, October 1 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Proceeds from the reception and auction will benefit a national AIDS Monument in West Hollywood Park (647 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood 90069) in 2017, which is part of the City of West Hollywood’s 85 million dollar renovation to West Hollywood Park.
The PHOTO15 Event in conjunction with Paddle 8 will auction off preeminent photographic works. Art curators from premier galleries collaborated with private collectors to assemble a unique and provocative collection. The live auctions will launch on Paddle 8 to raise funds for The Monument starting on Thursday, September 17 at 12:00pm PST. Bidders will have the opportunity to view and place bids at the event and simultaneously with bids from around the world using Paddle 8.
PHOTO15 has engaged the participation of world-renowned photographers for this auction including Jeff Wall whose “Dead Troops Talk” photograph sold for $3.6 million. Other famous photographers who have donated works to the Foundation include – Arthur Elgort with his candid image of super model Gia celebrated Photographer Catherine Opie’s “Candlelight Vigil 1989” and famed photographer and illustrator Antonio Lopeziconic image of “Grace Jones with First Album. Both Gia and Antonio died of AIDS in the 1980s.
Designed by Daniel Tobin of the Urban Art Projects, The AIDS Monument will have a large digital component offering an integrated technology both on-site and online offering an overall immersive experience for users. Visitors will be able to upload their own memorials including stories, videos, and images of lost ones as well as honor caregivers, community leaders, and activists that continue to fight against HIV/AIDS. The AIDS Monument will act as an information center to the public providing links to information on HIV/AIDS prevention and education while also raising awareness about the history and culture of the disease. The Monument will serve as a physical and digital commemoration encouraging conversation while removing the stigma that HIV/AIDS still carries.
The full roster of artists for the auction include: Jonas Åkerlund, Steven Arnold, Kermit Berg, Bernard of Hollywood, Carlos Betancourt, Erwin Blumenfeld, Matthew Brandt Nick Brandt, Jo Ann Callis, Michel Comte, Anton Corbijn, Zoe Crosher, Tyler Curtis, Amanda Demme, Marian Drew, Zackary Drucker, Todd Eberle, Arthur Elgort, Brad Elterman, Ed Freeman, David Gilbert, Ken Gonzales-Day, Greg Gorman, Pamela Hanson, Alexandra Hedison, Dennis Hopper, Masood Kamandy, Farrah Karapetian, Bob Kolbrener, Lenny Kravitz, Mona Kuhn, Matt Lipps, Blake Little, Antonio Lopez, Andrew MacPherson, Philippe McClelland, Kevin McHugh, Karin Apollonia Müller , Nino Muñoz, Devon Oder, Catherine Opie, Gina Osterloh, Miranda Penn Turin, Melanie Pullen, Norman Reedus, Michael Reinhardt, Mick Rock, Johnny Rosza, Ed Ruscha, Albert Sanchez, Steven Sebring, Jeff Sheng, David Benjamin Sherry, Julius Shulman, Michael Shulman, Floria Sigismondi, Paul Solomon, Quinn Tivey, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Ellen von Unwerth, Jeff Wall, John Waters, William Wegman, Shen Wei, James Welling, Jan Welters, Kehinde Wiley, Firooz Zahedi, Olivier Zahm, Paul Zone, (additional names forthcoming).
The host committee includes: Rose Apodaca, Gregory Arlt, Rosanna Arquette, Luis Barajas, Matthew Beddard, Giorgio Bosso, Dana Brockman, Andre Caraco, China Chow, Danilo, Donald De Line, Beth DeWoody, Councilman John Duran, Lisa Edelstein, Leah Forester, Aileen Getty, John Gile & Jeff Valenson , Merle Ginsberg, Joel Goldman, Bobby Heller & Charly Shanin, Alan Hergott &, Curtis Shepard, Mark Itkin & Bradley Bayou, Lane Janger, Craig Krull, Michael Lombardo & Sonny Ward, Bryan Lourd, Crystal Lourd, Willie Maldonado, Petra Flannery, Michael Maloney, Giorgio & Francisca Moroder, Michael Nutt & Yaniv Dabach, Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, Nicole Perna & Logan McNeil, Arianne Phillips, Norman Reedus, Robert Russell, Michael Schulman, Hilary Shor, Robert Vetica & Giorgio Bosso, Harley Viera-Newton, Tatiana von Fürstenberg, Dita Von Teese, and Jody Watley.
Cocktail reception hosted by Milk Studios, Opus Reps, and HBO.
100% of the net proceeds benefit the Foundation for a National AIDS Monument.
VIP Tickets $250.00
General Admission Tickets $125
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