Artists Cindy Sherman, Marilyn Minter, and Laurie Simmons Throw a Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood

The auction raised over $2 million for reproductive health.

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Laurie Simmons, Marilyn Minter, Cindy Sherman, Cecile Richards Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Laurie Simmons, Marilyn Minter, Cindy Sherman Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Tavi Gevinson, Sarah Ramos Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Michael Stipe. Photo by Joe Schildhorn/BFA.
Michael Stipe. Photo by Joe Schildhorn/BFA.
Casey Fremont Crowe, Bethanie Brady, Zoe Buckman Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Nanette Lepore Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Marilyn Minter, Austin Fremont Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Marilyn Minter, Gina Gershon Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Cindy Sherman, Marilyn Minter, Laurie Simmons Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Thelma Golden Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Laurie Simmons, Marilyn Minter, Cindy Sherman Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Laurie Simmons, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Diane Max, Agnes Gund, Joan Mallen, Cecile Richards Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Vincent Fremont, Deborah Kass Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com
Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com

What: Choice Works benefits the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood of New York City, and celebrates 100 years of Planned Parenthood.

Where: Sotheby’s.

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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