{he}ART For Haiti extended through March 28, 2010: Art is Still Available for Sale


After a successful live and silent auction, Anonymous Gallery and {he}ART For Haiti extend sale and exhibition through Sunday, March 28, 2010

Anonymous Gallery | 169 Bowery | New York, NY 10002

Gallery Hours: 12PM-6PM WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY

Call For Appointment: 646.238.9069

March 7-28

On Sunday March 7, 2010, Anonymous Gallery @ Collective Hardware, SCOPE Art Show, {he}Art For Haiti and Prographix New York City joined forces to present N’AP BOULE: A BENEFIT FOR THE PEOPLE OF HAITI. Hosted by Joseph Henrikson, Andrew Lockhart, Raquel Cepeda, Sacha Jenkins, Henry and Kathleen Chalfant, and Christie’s auctioneer Xan Serafin, the event proved to be a memorable and successful evening, raising tens of thousands of dollars—as of this press release, we are still tallying and will announce the final sum at closing—in financial support for the people of Haiti. All of the proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Haitian mission after the show’s closing on March 28.

The benefit featured a live auction where pieces by Jose Parla, Eric Haze, Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, SWOON, COPE2 and others were sold at or above their retail prices. Artists Erik Foss, Koralie, Henry Chalfant, CRASH, Kenzo Minami, ROSTARR, Lee Quiñones, and many others sold equally as well during our silent auction. Throughout the evening, legendary Deejays D-Nice, Prince Paul, DJ Soul and Treats donated their time to spin an eclectic mix of dance, old-school hip-hop, techno and soul music.

Prographix New York City donated their services—with a kind assist from American Apparel—producing commemorative T-shirts featuring original artworks by John CRASH Matos, Greg Lamarche, Ricky Powell, COPE2 and Indie184, Doze Green, Aaron SHARP Goodstone, FUTURA 2000 and Jose Parla. The limited edition T-shirts are being sold for $30US at the gallery: all proceeds will go to DWB/MSF. To view and purchase, please visit www.anonymoushop.com

The exhibition itself—primarily curated by Anonymous Gallery, Sacha Jenkins and Raquel Cepeda—has particular historical significance. The N’AP BOULE exhibition is sequenced in chronological order, including artwork from some of the earliest graffiti “writers” starting with Philadelphia’s Cornbread and New York’s TAKI 183 (thanks to writing legend Cope 2) to visionaries like Lee Quiñones, John CRASH Matos and FUTURA 2000, to photographers Henry Chalfant and Ricky Powell–all of whom are pioneers of the bustling downtown Manhattan underground scene of the 1980s. The exhibit then continues its voyage through the ages via  talents like Barry McGee and Shepard Fairey, who similarly were first known for their art on the streets in the early ’90s before they became principals in the contemporary art world.

Due to increasing public demand for an opportunity to view the exhibition and purchase artworks that are still available, Anonymous Gallery and {he}ART For Haiti have agreed to continue the display until March 28th. For available artwork, please contact info@anonymousgallery.com

Anonymous Gallery and {he}ART For Haiti would like to thank the event’s co-sponsors +LTD, and Heineken for their support. Another special thank you to guest speakers from the Bedford Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corp. who were among the first responders in Haiti after the disaster.

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