June 3, 2021
BOMB’s 40th Anniversary Gala & Auction
June 8—June 22, closing at 5:00pm EDT
BOMB Magazine × Artsy present BOMB 40th Anniversary Gala & Auction featuring works by artists including Louise Fishman, Louise Lawler, Trenton Doyle Hancock, William Wegman, Sanford Biggers, Fred Tomaselli, Richard Prince, Dorothea Rockburne, Cindy Sherman, Damián Ortega, and Lawrence Weiner.
Celebrating its 40th year, BOMB, a nonprofit, is now a multi-platform publishing house that provides unique insight into the creative process from its flagship print quarterly to its online Daily, its archive of 8500 primary-source documents, its essays by cultural thinkers, its Oral History Project that documents the life stories of influential African American artists, and its latest podcast series, FUSE. They champion artists of all backgrounds and disciplines because inclusive dialogue is integral to a vibrant democracy.
“It will always be of inestimable historical value to have provided these intimate glimpses into the personal centers of the creative process,” the critic and philosopher Arthur Danto declared. “The [BOMB] interviews refer to the culture in its fluid and formative state, and in this way contribute to its direction. In and through them the culture encounters itself.”
Every year, they host a Gala and Auction in New York, where they honor art luminaries. This year, they will celebrate their 40th Anniversary at the Gala on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Capitale in NYC where they will honor collector, Pamela Joyner, and visuals artists Walton Ford and Kiki Smith, and Salute Linda Goode Bryant.