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Friday, November 30 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Sneak peek only -- NO POSTCARD SALES.
Saturday, December 1 on World AIDS Day from 12:00 - 6:00 PM &
Sunday, December 2 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Over 1,000 original postcard-sized works of art.
ONLY $75 EACH
Every year, Visual AIDS, New York’s premiere non-profit organization working between art and AIDS hosts its largest fundraiser, Postcards From the Edge. Known within the art scene as the most exciting and affordable way to add to a collection, Postcards from the Edge offers a unique opportunity for buyers to acquire original, postcard-sized artwork for less than a round of cocktails ($75, give or take a couple of martinis).
Participating Artists include: Vito Acconci, Polly Apfelbaum, David Armstrong, Dotty Attie, Burt Barr, Robert Beck, Barton Lidice Benes, Katherine Bernhardt, Nayland Blake, Ross Bleckner, AA Bronson, Patty Chang, Greg Colson, Renee Cox, Marcel Dzama, Mitch Epstein, Neil Farber, Tony Feher, Joy Garnett, Jeff Gauntt, Nan Goldin, Deborah Grant, Joanne Greenbaum, Hans Haacke, Ann Hamilton, Jane Hammond, Karen Heagle, Mary Heilmann, Matthias Herrmann, Jim Hodges, Scott Hug, David Humphrey, Alfredo Jaar, Jo Jackson, Xylor Jane, Bill Jensen, Chris Johanson, Michael Joo, Nina Katchadourian, Betsy Kaufman, John Kelly, Lou Laurita, Louise Lawler, Glenn Ligon, Markus Linnenbrink, Robert Longo, Lovett / Codagnone, Kristin Lucas, McDermott & McGough, Barry McGee, Julie Mehretu, Marilyn Minter, Slava Mogutin, Amy Morken, Carrie Moyer, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, James Nares, Robyn O’Neil, Yoko Ono, Tom Otterness, Sheila Pepe, Howardena Pindell, William Pope.L, Ernesto Pujol, Paul Henry Ramirez, Jessica Rankin, Kay Rosen, Gary Schneider, Jonathan Seliger, Joel Shapiro, Mark Sheinkman, Kate Shepherd, Alyson Shotz, Amy Sillman, Tom Slaughter, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Jessica Stockholder, Sarah Sze, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Arthur Tress. John Waters, Carrie Mae Weems, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Terry Winters, Carrie Yamaoka and more...
The benefit sale will open on World AIDS DAY Saturday, December 1 and continue Sunday, December 2, 2007. The sale is open to the public with a suggested admission price of $5. A Preview Cocktail Party and raffle will be held on Friday November 30 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Admission to the Preview is free for all participating artists. Admission for all other attendees is $75, and will include a raffle ticket to win first choice of the one and only card to be taken down that evening. All events will be held at the James Cohan Gallery located at 533 West 26th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.
Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, each piece is exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. With the playing field leveled, all participants can take home a piece by a famous artist, or one who’s just making his/her debut in the art world. Nonetheless, collectors walk away with something beautiful, a piece of art they love.
Most importantly, by participating in Postcards from the Edge, collectors support the activities of Visual AIDS, enabling the organization to produce AIDS-focused contemporary art programs and provide supplies and technical assistance to artists living with HIV/AIDS, many who are unable to continue producing work without such aid. All Postcards from the Edge proceeds—100% of all sales—support the programs of Visual AIDS.
For more information on Postcards From the Edge, visit Visual AIDS