Tuesday, January 10, 2012
For the last 3 years, Ben Stock a good friend has been patiently and gently reminding me about “PostCards From the Edge” a benifit for Visual AIDS. After sitting on my hands for 2 years! I finally took part.
Its not everyday that one gets to show art at the famous Cheim & Read gallery in Chelsea Manhattan! This year, more than 1440 artists took part in the 14th annual “Postcards From The Edge” The photographs were made during the preview party on Friday Jan 6th. The line to get into the gallery was about half a city block long! Press did not have to wait in line. Note to self: Organize my NYPD press Pass.
Gracious Volunteer members of The Imperial Court of New York hosted a flawless preview with flowing wine.
The way it works:
Some very famous artists take part in Postcards From The Edge. The 6”X4” art is displayed anonymously. Contributing artists get in free but others pay $85 each for the preview party. The party is the only time when one can view all the art on the walls. There is a silent auction for some selected works and a raffle for first choice of art on the walls.
People lineup early on Saturday to pickup 6”X4” art at $85 each. If they have done their homework right, they walk away with creations from famous artists. Some big name artists disguise their work and some don’t. Chances are, some lucky art connoisseur picked up a Jeff Koons for $85!
“Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.“ I quote Visual AIDS mission statement. Cick here to read more about them.