Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 29, 2008
The tour may be over, but the art lives on. At least until this Sunday, June 1st. That’s right, we’re talking about Scion's Installation 4, It's A Beautiful World art auction.
It's A Beautiful World opened in Los Angeles, the last of nine cities on the national tour, on May 10th. More than 800 people attended the opening night festivities, including most of the 34 participating artists (some of which are shown above, trying to take a group shot.)
The innovative Scion Installation Art Tour launched its fourth installment last July and features a diverse array of some of the best contemporary artists from around the world, like: Andrew Pommier, Blaine Fontana, Blek LeRat, Cody Hudson, Dalek, David Choe, Jeff Soto, Kofie, Mel Kadel, Michael Sieben, Mike Giant, RETNA, Ron English, Sam Flores, Sage Vaughn, Travis Millard, and more.
The theme, It's a Beautiful World, was interpreted by each artist, in one of four mediums— painting, photography, sculpture, and collage, and will be on final view for the 3rd Annual Culver City Artwalk on Saturday, May 31st. The culmination of the tour is accompanied by a live auction where all of the artwork will be auctioned off to the public at the Scion Installation LA space in the Culver City Arts District on Sunday, June 1st, as well as online and on phone lines. The best part? 100 percent of the proceeds will go toward Art From Scrap, an organization encouraging creative expression in the arts and promoting a greater understanding of environmental issues. Details at www.scion.com/installation.