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Post #1273 • January 9, 2009, 8:51 AM • 9 Comments
Tonight at 7:00 PM is the opening reception for "Love Cures" at Art Center/South Florida, which previews work to be auctioned on February 5 to raise money for Band of Parents, an organization dedicated to funding research in pursuit of a cure for neuroblastoma.
Participating artists include Ray Azcuy, George Bethea, Pablo Cano, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Elisabeth Condon, Adalberto Delgado, Carlos DeVillasante, Franklin Einspruch, Priscilla Ferguson, Daniel Fiorda, Lucie Forrest, Andy Gambrell, Rebecca Guarda, Joshua Levine, Stephanie Lee-Jones, Peter Lik, Emilio Martinez, Beatriz Monteavero, Mile Murtanovski, Michele OkaDoner, Yoko Ono, Josephina Posch, Darren Price, Ralph Provisero, Brian Reedy, Carolina Salazar, Yolanda Sanchez, Carolina Sardi, Claudia Scalise, Diego Singh, Eugenia Vargas, William Wegman, Michelle Weinberg, Annie Wharton, Richard White, and Laena Wilder. There are also selections from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection.
The silent auction will take place at Miami Art Space, 244 NW 35 Street in Wynwood, at 6:30 PM on February 5, 2009. To purchase tickets, which are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, contact Carolina Salazar at 786-395-6307 or csalazar71 at yahoo. Update: tickets are also available at eventbrite.
January 9, 2009, 9:35 AM
"Silent auction is a variant of an English auction where bids are written on a sheet of paper. At the predetermined end of the auction the highest listed bidder wins the item. This auction is often used in charity events, with many items auctioned simultaneously with a common finish time. The auction is 'silent' in that there is no auctioneer, the bidders writing their bids on a bidding sheet often left on a table near the item. Other variations of this type of auction may include sealed bids. The highest bidder pays the price he or she submitted."
January 9, 2009, 12:23 PM
No, Jack, really it is an auction where nobody bids. Kind of a conceptual piece, a comment on our materialistic culture. Or whatever.
January 9, 2009, 6:11 PM
More information and some backstory are available at Yoko Ono's website.
January 9, 2009, 6:24 PM
Franklin, please, it's against my religion. Have a little respect, huh?
January 9, 2009, 6:44 PM
Alas, here our interests intersect.
January 10, 2009, 9:58 PM
I had a sort of interesting experience today. Ran across some abstract paintings by someone I don't know which, while not great, were at least respectable. In other words, they were worth a look, as opposed to all the stuff all over the place on which even a fleeting glance feels wasted.
I was pleased to see them, probably too pleased, which is the issue. When one is hungry, even quite ordinary food can seem desirable. Conversely, when excellent food is the norm, one will not settle for ordinary. I worry about my taste being dulled by a poor diet, so to speak. And what if, on top of that, someone didn't really know much else besides ordinary work, or worse?
No wonder so much dreck can fly.
January 12, 2009, 6:11 PM
Gosh, I don't want to be petty about this, but I sent a piece to that auction and my name is Stephanie Lee Jackson, with no hyphen. I was one of those annoying flaky artists who sent the piece in under the wire, after the deadline, so I suppose I deserve to be flaked in return.
January 13, 2009, 10:51 AM
Now, PL, you know how it is. Yoko Ono sent something (a small white-on-white sign saying "I LOVE YOU"), so of course everything else in the show was bound to be rendered meaningless, not to say irrelevant, by comparison. You just need to hook up with some rock star or other. Or morph into an annoying Japanese woman. Preferably both.
January 9, 2009, 9:20 AM
I'm really not retarded, but how does a "silent auction" work?