Thursday July 31
6 – 9 pm
@ Union Row
2125 14th Street, NW
UnBeige reports that big time art collectors auctioned themselves off to newbie art collectors last week at the Scope Hampton art fair. It’s a fun way to raise money for charity, but I also think that more experienced art collectors ought to be more proactive in general about mentoring less experienced collectors beyond donating their time to a charitable auction.
Art Collectors to Auction Themselves
Concerned about the fate of the art market? What about the art collectors market? We’ll be better able to assess the latter after tomorrow evening, when the SCOPE Hamptons art fair kicks off with an auction not of paintings or prints but of art collectors themselves. The first ever “Collector Mentorship Auction” will put up for bid an hour of art mentorship from seasoned collectors, including Beth Rudin DeWoody, Melva Bucksbaum, Adam Lindemann, and Bob Colacello. All of the collectors are donating their time to mentor less experienced art enthusiasts, and the proceeds will benefit the two projects currently backed by the SCOPE Foundation: The Girl Project and The Arctic Circle Project.
with Peter Van Agtmael and Jessica Dimmock
two time Pulitzer Prize winning Photojournlaist Lucian Perkins
Thursday, July 31
@ Corcoran College/Museum of Art + Design
Armand Hammer Auditorium
Lecture is free to the public
Friday, August 1
6 – 8 pm
@ Foundry Gallery
1314 18th Street, NW
Saturday, August 2
6 – 8 PM
@ Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street, NW
“Art Whino joins forces with Tagür Footwear to present Inked Souls, an exhibition featuring customized sneakers and fine art by 35 local, national and international leaders in the Pop Surrealism/Urban Contemporary art movement.”
Saturday August 2
6 pm – Midnight
@ Art Whino
Dramatic reading of roller derby inspired poems and stories at last Friday’s Barrelhouse roller derby issue launch party at the Hillyer. See more pictures of the event from Vincent Gallegos here.
I had an epiphany this weekend while sitting on my surfboard: I need to be sitting on my surfboard a lot more. Expect frequent interruptions in postings here through the hurricane season.