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Benefit Auction 2021 Ready. Set. Bid.

With works from Xu Bing, Ledelle Moe, David Byrne, and more

  • Benefit

  • April 16-30

Benefit Auction: BID NOW

Multiples: BUY NOW

This year, we’re partnering with Artsy to dramatically expand our annual benefit auction, honoring our founding director Joe Thompson and the 20-plus years of art-making at MASS MoCA under his visionary leadership. With a wide range of one-of-a-kind works and limited-run multiples by renowned artists, many of whom have been part of our creative family since the early days, this year’s auction offers something for everyone looking to take part.

We’re thrilled to announce that the proceeds from this year’s auction and multiples sales will establish the Joe Thompson “Yes” Fund which will directly support the museum’s mission to champion artists and art-making in all forms.

Bidding is open through Friday, April 30, at 2pm EST on artsy.net.

The complete list of artists who have donated works to the auction are Laurie Anderson, Kamrooz Aram, David Byrne, Alex Da Corte, Blane De St. Croix, Mark Dion, Marcel Dzama, Teresita Fernández, Ann Hamilton, Mona Hatoum, Tim Hawkinson, William Kentridge, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Ledelle Moe, Robert Rauschenberg, Alexis Rockman, Clifford Ross, Alyson Shotz, and Xu Bing.

Multiples — i.e. limited-run editions — from current exhibiting artists with also be available to purchase in support of MASS MoCA from April 16-30, including a trio of hats by Jenny Holzer, prints by Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Wendy Red Star, and Glenn Kaino, and a wads-of-gum sculpture by Kim Faler. Purchase these works here.

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