In partnership with Ace Hotel, curator Kara Jefts will host an event inspired by the elite art world of auction houses. The evening program parodies high stakes bidding in a raucous participatory event. Will you be the winning bidder??
The hotel suite opens to the public at 5:00 pm for a viewing hour where attendees can survey contemporary work by Chicago-based artists exhibited throughout the room. Interested buyers can register for numbered paddles to try their hand at placing a winning bid. At 6:15 the room transitions for auction, a simple set and props will be arranged to make way for the auctioneer, art handlers, and absentee bid representatives. Starting bids for work included ranges from $5-$100. Get your paddle ready!
Viewing Hour: 5:00-6:00 pm
Live Auction: 6:30 pm
The artists offering work for sale include: Giovanna Aguirre, Jeane Cohen, Danny Floyd, David Heo, Solomon Salim Moore, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Jeff Prokash, Mitsu Salmon, Ione Sanders, and Kevin Stuart.
Created and directed by Kara Jefts
The event is free and open to the public