Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the full list of artists who are generously donating works to be sold at Sotheby’s this spring to benefit The Studio Museum in Harlem. The 42 artists participating in Creating Space: Artists for The Studio Museum in Harlem: An Auction to Benefit the Museum’s New Building are lending support to the campaign to construct the museum’s new home, designed by Adjaye Associates in collaboration with Cooper Robertson.
LYNETTE YIADOM-BOAKYE’S 2017 PAINTING AN ASSISTANCE OF AMBER IS AMONG THE WORKS IN THE UPCOMING “CREATING SPACE” AUCTION AT SOTHEBY’S NEW YORK.
“I’m profoundly touched by the tremendous generosity that artists and their representatives have demonstrated for this project,” says the Studio Museum’s director, Thelma Golden. Works by prominent names such as Mark Bradford, Theaster Gates, Sam Gilliam, Glenn Ligon, Julie Mehretu, Lorna Simpson and Kehinde Wiley will be offered in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sales on 16 & 17 May in New York, and will be on public exhibition in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries beginning 4 May.
Here is the list of participating artists:
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Eric N. Mack
Toyin Ojih Odutola
Yinka Shonibare MBE
Hank Willis Thomas
Carrie Mae Weems
ARTIST SAM GILLIAM HAS DONATED RED SHOES, 2017, TO BENEFIT THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM. PHOTOGRAPH BY LEE THOMPSON, COURTESY DAVID KORDANSKY GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.