Since 1993, Unframed has raised millions of dollars towards the fight against AIDS. Initiated by artist and ACRIA co-founder Ross Bleckner, who hung 100 drawings for sale in his studio, this event has grown exponentially, bringing together prominent contemporary artists to support the ACRIA Artists Ending AIDS Fund, housed since late 2017 at GMHC, the world’s first AIDS service provider. Hosted by Lisson Gallery's Alex Logsdail on June 20, this cocktail party will allow bidders to preview this year's offerings, register, and bid on a curated selection of incredible artworks by leading visual artists and designers including Mary Heilmann, Cory Arcangel, Spencer Finch and many more. Cocktail tickets start at $75.
Co-hosted by 1stdibs and Dragonette Ltd., this exhibition and sale was conceived by New York artist and designer Doug Meyer and consists of about 200 unique artworks by stars in the worlds of design, art and fashion. Artworks are displayed and sold anonymously, with artist’s identity revealed at the time of purchase. In addition, Meyer’s book, Heroes: A Tribute, will be available for sale and signing by the author. All artwork proceeds and a portion of book sales to benefit ACRIA. RSVP here.
For over 25 years, ACRIA has been tirelessly supported by visual artists, many who have created work for our Unframed series. Delving deep into our archives, we are offering a selection of very limited editions and objects, at or below their release prices, and many for the last time, on Paddle8 beginning August 29th. Proceeds from this sale benefit our vital programs in HIV/AIDS research and education and bidding starts as low as $50. Visit the auction page here to view the works and place a bid (online only).
The closing reception for ACRIA’s Reframed – a new landmark silent auction curated Graham Steele, hosted by Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, and featuring iconic works by exemplary artists including Jonas Wood, Larry Bell, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Subodh Gupta, Andrea Bowers, and many more.
The 25th Annual ACRIA Unframed debuting newly produced editions and unique multiples exclusive to ACRIA by incredible artistic talent including: Andrew Brischler, Nancy Brooks Brody, Ellen Carey, Anne Collier, Jack Early, Jim Gaylord, Jeremy Kost, Cary Leibowitz, Jack Pierson, Emily Mae Smith, Bryson Rand, and Richard Tinkler. Proceeds from the sale benefit ACRIA’s Artists Ending AIDS Fund.