Friday, January 2, 2009

The 11th Annual Postcards From The Edge Benefit

On January 9 & 10, Metro Pictures will host the 11th Annual Postcards From The Edge Benefit. There will be over 1,500 original, postcard-sized works of art on view/for sale. In addition, all works are democratically priced at $75 a piece.

Also, both Anastasia Cazabon and I will have pieces hanging for the benefit. We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to share a wall with so many incredible artists. Confirmed artists include:

Vito Acconci, David Armstrong, John Baldessari, Barton Lidice Benes, Nayland Blake, Ross Bleckner, Patty Chang, Marcel Dzama, Tony Feher, Adam Fuss, Ann Hamilton, Jane Hammond, Arturo Herrera, Alfredo Jaar, Emily Jacir, Jeff Koons, Louise Lawler, Glenn Ligon, Kalup Linzy, Robert Longo, McDermott & McGough, Barry McGee, Julie Mehretu, Marilyn Minter, Slava Mogutin, Yoko Ono, Catherine Opie, Paul Pfeiffer, Jack Pierson, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Joel Shapiro, Kate Shepherd, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Annie Sprinkle, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kara Walker, John Waters, Carrie Mae Weems, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, T.J. Wilcox, Fred Wilson and many, many, many more.

For anyone unfamiliar with the mission of this unique benefit, the statement below should clear everything up:

"Postcards From the Edge is a Visual AIDS benefit show and sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists. All works are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so the artists' signatures cannot be seen. While buyers receive a list of all participating artists, they don't know who created which piece until purchased.

All proceeds support the work of Visual AIDS, utilizing contemporary art for AIDS advocacy and historicizing the work of HIV-positive artists while offering career support."

11th Annual Postcards From The Edge Benefit
Metro Pictures
519 West 24th Street
New York, NY

Benefit Sale -- ONE DAY ONLY!

Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 11:00 - 7:00
$5, suggested admission
Over 1,500 original postcard-sized works of art.
$75 EACH. Buy 4 cards and get 1 free!
First-come, first served.

Preview Party

Friday, January 9, 2009 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Your only chance to get a sneak peek at the entire show. No sales but one lucky winner will select any postcard! $75 admission includes one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets $20. Participating artists attend free.

Hope to see you there!

-Ben Alper