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Contemporary Art

First Look: The 42 Artists Donating Works to Benefit the Studio Museum in Harlem

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. 

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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:   

Derrick Adams

Kevin Beasley

Sanford Biggers

McArthur Binion

Frank Bowling

Mark Bradford 

Jordan Casteel

Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Stan Douglas

Leonardo Drew 

Melvin Edwards

Charles Gaines

Theaster Gates

Sam Gilliam

Leslie Hewitt

Steffani Jemison

Rashid Johnson

Isaac Julien 

Titus Kaphar

Glenn Ligon

Eric N. Mack

Julie Mehretu

Wardell Milan

Oscar Murillo

Wangechi Mutu

Kori Newkirk

Toyin Ojih Odutola

Chris Ofili 

Adam Pendleton

Robert Pruitt

Yinka Shonibare MBE

Gary Simmons

Xaviera Simmons

Lorna Simpson

Shinique Smith

Hank Willis Thomas

William Villalongo

Nari Ward

Carrie Mae Weems

Stanley Whitney

Kehinde Wiley

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

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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.

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