Monday, October 21, 2013

Young New Yorkers Silent Art Auction Brings Out NY's Finest!

Young New Yorkers, an arts-based restorative justice program for 16- and 17-year-olds with open criminal cases, hosted their second annual silent art benefit to fund this year's workshops and sponsor the participants.   I was exceptionally proud to attend and write on this event that betters our community, creativity.  The event took place last week at Allegra LaViola Gallery at 179 East Broadway, NYC, and the work collected here is a reflection of the artists' generosity and social awareness when it comes to bettering their environment.   Many of the sponsors are listed below with Paddle8 providing the auction services and representatives from the Brooklyn Defender Services.
Have a look at the evening and a few of the pieces that went up for grabs by New Yorks' finest artists...
Joe Iurato
Jeffrey Deitch and Rachel Barnard
Royce Bannon and Icy & Sot
Anthony Lister and Swoon
Beau Stanton
Jonathan Rosen, I won this piece (perfect art/fashion mix!)
Alice Mizrahi and Col
Chris RWK
Cost and Leon Reid
Leon Reid
Shepard Fairey
James "Sexer Rodriguez, left, (art bottom), Luis "Zimad" Lamboy, right, (art top left)
UR New York
Jilly Balistic
The organizers, volunteers and Paddle 8
Rachel Barnard, Executive Director and Lenny Correa, (LNY), curator, teaching artist and founding team member
Sara Feinberg Esq. (middle); Co Founder; Young New Yorkers
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Special thanks to the contributing artists;
Alice Mizrachi, Alice Pasquini, Aliza Nisenbaum, Anthony Lister, Ariana Barat, ASVP, Axel Void, A Squid Called Sebastian, Bishop 203, Beau Stanton, Cake, Chris Stain, ChrisRWK, ColWallnuts, COST, Darnell Scott, El Sol 25, Elian, Elle Deadsex, Ellis Gallagher, ENX, Erik Savage, Enzo & Nio, Essam, Ever, Ezra Tessler, Fkdl, Fran Friday, Gaia, Gilf!, Hanksy, Hellbent, Ian Kuali'l, Icy & Sot, Jamie Kimak, James Sexer Rodriguez, Jeremy Willis, Jesse Hazelip, Jill Cohen, Jilly Balistic, Joe Iurato, Jon Burgerman, Jonathan Rosen, Leon Reid IV, LNY, Luis Zimad Lamboy, Logan Hicks, Magdalena Marcenaro, Mata Ruda, Nanook, Nathan Pickett, ND'A, Nether, Never 2501, Nosego, Olek, Pastel, Pixel Pancho, Ricardo Cabret, ROA, Rodolfo Diaz, Royce Bannon, Rubin 415, Sean Lugo, See One, She One, Shepard Fairey, Sonni, Stephen ESPO Powers, Steven Holl, Swoon, Tom Smith, Trek Mathews, UR New York, Vahge, Vexta, Yulia Pinkusevich, Xam Bot