New York Academy of Art
October 1–October 26, 2020 nyaa.edu
Now in its 25th year, the New York Academy of Art’s annual fall gala auction will take now be known as “Artists for Artists.” This new name reflects the mission of the event, in which major artists donate work to fund scholarships for art students at the Academy and support the next generation of artists.
While previously the works were available for viewing one-night-only at Sotheby’s, this year instead all 200+ artworks in Artists for Artists will go on view at the Academy for a full month, October 1 – 26. Visitors will be able to view the works by appointment in a socially distanced format. As always, the Academy has received donations from a breathtaking array of major contemporary artists, including Jeff Koons, Kiki Smith, Laurie Simmons, Shepard Fairey, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Hugo Guinness, Ross Blecknerand more, as well as many affordable works from the Academy’s cadre of young emerging artists. Works will be available for bidding at ARTSY.com for the duration of the show.
On October 20, the Academy will livestream a special digital event – Artists for Artists Live! Artists for Artists Live will feature a live auction of the top lots, editorial content about the Academy and its mission, and special appearances from celebrity supporters including Padma Lakshmi, Brooke Shields and Liev Schreiber. Artists for Artists will be livestreamed on YouTube and the Academy’s website.