I am happy to be on the host committee of SOAPBOX, the First Annual Art Auction of The Laundromat Project, a community based non-profit arts organization
committed to the well-being of people of color living on low incomes. Understanding that creativity is a central component of healthy human beings, vibrant neighborhoods, and thriving economies, we bring art programs to where our neighbors already are: the local laundromat. In this way, we aim to raise the quality of life in New York City for people whose incomes do not guarantee broad access to mainstream arts and cultural facilities.
We hope you’ll join us on Tuesday, November 3 for a silent auction and celebration to support change through art in New York City’s most vibrant communities! Tickets prices begin at just $25 for an exciting evening of drinks, hors d’œuvre, DJ Khary on the wheels of steel and of course, a selection of works from a stellar line up of donating artists including
Ifetayo Abdus-Salaam • David Abir • Dawolu Jabari Anderson • Petruskha Bazin • Aisha Bell • Nathan Bennett • Sanford Biggers • Louis Cameron • Saul Chernick • William Cordova • Pradeep Dalal • Stephanie Diamond • Stephanie Dinkins • Nathaniel Donnett • Sam Durant • Torkwase Dyson • Chitra Ganesh • Rico Gatson • Deborah Grant • Kira Lynn Harris • Wayne Hodge • Sheree Hovsepian • Jennie C. Jones • Nsenga Knight • Joseph Laurro • Simone Leigh • Shaun El C. Leonardo • Glenn Ligon • Carlos Martinez • Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) • Chris Myers • Glexis Novoa • Wura-Natasha Ogunji • Karyn Olivier • Kambui Olujimi • Jessica Ann Peavy • Micheal Premo • Rob Pruitt • Ronny Quevedo • Tanea Richardson • Marc Andre Robinson • Athena Robles • Paul Mpagi Sepuya • Xaviera Simmons • Shinique Smith • Anna Stein • Hank Willis Thomas • Zefrey Throwell and Eric Anderson • Robert Trujillo • Mary Valverde • William Villalongo • Deborah Willis • Saya Woolfalk • and others
Click here to view the auction catalogue and ticket levels.
So New Yorkers, go cast your votes in the morning and place your bids with us in the evening. The works can be previewed from noon until 6pm; then join the event from 6 – 9pm.
Included at the $1000 contribution level, Mickalene Thomas’ Kalena, 2009 Archival inkjet print with hand-painted applications. 8 x 10 inches. Edition of 20.
A trio of works available at the benefit auction: Sanford Biggers’ Psyche, 2009 Lithograph 25 3/4 x 43 1/4 inches; Hank Willis Thomas’ Absolute Power (framed); Stephanie Dinkins’ Americana I, print no. 10, 2008 Transfer print on book page.
The Laundromat Project’s First Annual Art Auction
131 Chrystie St, New York City