Artists Cindy Sherman, Marilyn Minter, and Laurie Simmons Throw a Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood
The auction raised over $2 million for reproductive health.
What: Choice Works benefits the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood of New York City, and celebrates 100 years of Planned Parenthood.
When: May 15, 2015.
Who: Hosted by three seminal female artists, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, and Marilyn Minter, guests included Tavi Gevinson, Michael Stipe, Nanette Lepore, Agnes Gund, Lisa Dennison, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Amanda Sharp, Zoe Buckman, Deborah Kass, Shelly and Vincent Fremont, Casey Fremont, Austin Fremont, and Thelma Golden.
Why: The live and silent auctions, which included work by Nan Goldin, Jeff Koons, Ryan McGinley, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Elizabeth Peyton, Ed Ruscha, and Mathew Barney, raised over $2 million to support women’s reproductive health.
The Moment: We couldn’t help but smile when the auctioneer commended a bidder on a Richard Prince joke painting for having “clearly done their artnet research.” The piece hammered for $290,000, and Marilyn Minter commented that it’s nice to see the art world spending money at Sotheby’s—for a good cause, that is.
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