"Artists for Artists": New York Academy of Art’s New Fall Gala
Now in its 29th year, the New York Academy of Art’s annual fall gala auction will now be known as “Artists for Artists.” This new name reflects the mission of the event, in which major artists donate work to fund scholarships for art students at the Academy and support the next generation of talent.
As always, the Academy has received donations from a breathtaking array of major contemporary artists, including Kiki Smith, Laurie Simmons, Shepard Fairey, Katherine Bradford, Hunt Slonem, Walter Robinson, Donald Baechler, Hugo Guinness, Ross Bleckner and more, as well as rising stars and the Academy’s cadre of young emerging artists. While previously the works were available for viewing one-night-only at Sotheby’s, this year instead all 200+ artworks in Artists for Artists will go on view at the Academy in Tribeca for a full month, October 1 – 26. Visitors will be able to view the works by appointment in a socially distanced format. All works will be available for bidding at ARTSY.net for the duration of the show.
On October 20, the Academy will livestream a special digital event – Artists for Artists Live! Artists for Artists Live will feature the top auction lots, editorial content about the Academy and its mission, and special appearances from celebrity supporters including Padma Lakshmi, Brooke Shields and Liev Schreiber. Artists for Artists will be livestreamed on YouTube and the Academy’s website.