Now in its 29th year, the New York Academy of Art's annual fall gala is shaking things up. One of the season's most exciting soirées is renaming itself, "Artists for Artists." In truth there could be no better name for the event, which features an auction of works donated by major artists to benefit scholarships for students at the Academy.
In years past, the exciting exhibit of works were available for a one-night-only viewing at Sotheby's. But this year, over 200 artworks will be on view by appointment at the Academy in Tribeca for a full month, October 1st – 26th. Art lovers will be treated to pieces by contemporary artists from Kiki Smith, Laurie Simmons, Shepard Fairey, Katherine Bradford and Hunt Slonem, to Walter Robinson, Donald Baechler, Hugo Guinness, Ross Bleckner and more.
Those just in the mood to browse online can scroll their way through the full catalogue of pieces to be auctioned off on ARTSY. Just be sure to mark your calendars for October 20th, when they will livestream Artists for Artists Live! You'll be in good company in of course, alongside the Academy's long list of celebrity supporters like Padma Lakshmi, Brooke Shields and Liev Schreiber.