Paddle8 Launch Changing The World Through Art Auction –

jd1 Paddle8 Launch Changing The World Through Art Auction   artmarketblog.comChanging The World Through Art is the single most important source of funding for the life-changing opera & art programming that The Time In Children’s Arts Initiative provides to some of the country’s youngest and most at-risk children as part of their regular school day. Online bidding begins Feb 4th and ends at 12 PM, Feb 18. All bids will transfer to the live event that evening at Marianne Boesky Gallery in Chelsea.

The Time In Children’s Arts Initiative brings some of the city’s youngest, most at-risk public school children out of classrooms in the South Bronx and Harlem and into the world of the living arts as part of their regular school day.  A unique, off-site arts immersion combining opera, ballet, & the visual arts with museum visits, Time In’s Opera ‘N Art program fuses artistic, intellectual and emotional learning in a safe, supportive environment ensuring expression, questioning and enrichment.

Time In Children’s founder Cyndie Berthezene identifies the Jake and Dinos Chapman’s Birth of Ideas as her favourite work in the sale. “It’s  so extraordinarily intricate and beautiful,” says Berthezene, “and I was blown away by their incredible generosity  - I’ve never met them before. They’re not New York artists, so it really touched me that they would offer us something so extraordinarily big and beautiful. On a personal level, my heart is also very touched that Inez & Vinoodh have offered to do a photo sitting for us again as part of the auction. I was one of the leading photographers’ agents in New York in the infamous 80s, so I know my photography, and I & V are simply the best, most imaginative photographers out there.”

The about-to-finish FORECAST 13 auction is also worth a look. Their third themed auction, FORECAST 13, runs until February 6th at 5 pm EST. The sale is a nod to the year ahead on Paddle8, with works offered from the categories of contemporary art, photography, neo-pop, post-war editions, and works by today’s leading Indian and Chinese artists. The auction is a collaboration with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), to which Paddle8 will donate a portion of its commissions from sales. Included in the sale are works by Richard Prince, Damien Hirst, Franz West, and Diane Arbus.

image: The Birth of Ideas, 2012/2013 by Jake and Dinos Chapman

*Nicholas Forrest is a Sydney/London based art market analyst, art consultant and writer.  He is the founder of the Art Market Blog ( which offers independent commentaries as well as research and analysis on the current art market, and has recently been published in Fabrik magazine, Verve magazine, Visual Art Beat magazine, Australian Art Collector magazine, Art & Investment magazine and many others.  Nic has made several radio appearances (both nationally and internationally) as an art market expert and has received press from the likes of the New York Times, Conde Nast Portfolio and Times of London.


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