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Silent Auction Preview Featuring Studio Tours with Joel Shapiro, Chuck Close and More

Silent Auction Preview Featuring Studio Tours with Joel Shapiro, Chuck Close and More

Honorary Artist and Special Guest Joel Shapiro*

Our benefit event at The Museum of Modern Art this Tuesday, April 23, will include a silent auction featuring studio tours with renowned artists Joel Shapiro, Chuck Close and a variety of unique experiences to enjoy art, architecture and garden design.

Joel Shapiro, our event’s Honorary Artist and Special Guest,  is one of America’s most celebrated contemporary sculptors, well known for his dynamic work composed of rectangular shapes and compelling sculptures of human forms.  Since his first exhibition in 1970, he has executed over thirty commissions and publicly sited sculptures and has been the subject of more than 160 solo exhibitions and retrospectives internationally.

Join Joel Shapiro in his studio for an exclusive look at his current work and insight into his art process. Two private tours, generously donated by Mr. Shapiro, will be available for bid in our silent auction

The silent auction will also feature:

A private studio tour with Chuck Close**(Photo Courtesy Sienna Shields © Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery)

An exclusive tour of the Maison de Verre in Paris

A special tour of Storm King Art Center

A special tour of Untermyer Gardens

A special tour of Madoo Conservancy Garden

A special tour of DIA:Beacon

Tickets to Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale and Presale Cocktail Reception


All proceeds of the auction to benefit Citizens’ Committee for Children.

Please join us at MoMA on April 23rd to bid and help support our advocacy for NYC children.

*Joel Shapiro in his studio, photo by Jim McHugh.  Right: Joel Shapiro, Installation Musée d’Orsay, 2005, 20 elements, 2004 – 2005, Wood and casein, 10′ 2″ x 11′ x 7′ 1″ © Joel Shapiro/Artist Rights Society (ARS). Photograph courtesy Musée d’Orsay, Paris/Sophie Boegly.

**Chuck Close Photo Courtesy Sienna Shields © Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

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