The Wooster Group Hosts First Benefit Art Auction 3/15

The Wooster Group Hosts First Benefit Art Auction 3/15

The Wooster Group will present its first benefit artauction on the occasion of its 35 th Anniversary. Dubbed "The Wooster (Support)Group", the event will feature live and silent auctions of contemporary art. The benefitwill be chaired by Frances McDormand, supported by the Rolex Institute, and hosted bythe Sean Kelly Gallery at 528 West 29 th Street in New York on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 6:30pm.

Works by Marina Abramovi?, Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, John Baldessari, MatthewBarney, Louise Bourgeois, Ernesto Caivano, James Casebere, Chrome Hearts,Francesco Clemente, Chuck Close, Jessica Craig-Martin, Marcel Dzama, Diller Scofidio+ Renfro, Louis Faurer, Fischerspooner, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Antony Gormley,Rose Hartman, Steven Holl, Rebecca Horn, Jacqueline Humphries, Callum Innes, JasperJohns, Rashid Johnson, Joan Jonas, Jane Kaplowitz, Anish Kapoor, Alex Katz, MelKendrick, Terence Koh, Jeff Koons, Jeremy Kost, Tom Kundig, Brigitte Lacombe, LeighLedare, Daniel Libeskind, Kalup Linzy, Roy Lichtenstein, Kalup Linzy, Robert Longo,Nate Lowman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Christian Marclay, Mary Ellen Mark, AnthonyMcCall, McCallum & Tarry, Kim McCarty, Adam McEwen, Stephen Mueller, ShirinNeshat, Yoko Ono, Jack Pierson, Ben Polsky, Ugo Rondinone, Alexander Ross, DavidSalle, Fred Sandback, Katia Santibanez, Peter Saul, Jason Schmidt, KatrinSigurdardottir, Xaviera Simmons, Joshua Smith, Kiki Smith, Ken Solomon, ReenaSpaulings, Billy Sullivan, Al Taylor, Josh Tonsfeldt, Pamela Vander Zwan, John Waters,Carrie Mae Weems, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Robert Wilson, The WoosterGroup, Rob Wynne, and Jeff Zimmerman will all be featured.The event will include a live auction conducted by Christie's with support from guestauctioneer Casey Spooner, as well as a silent auction, and will be DJed by the duoAndrew Andrew. Funds raised will support The Wooster Group and its creation of new work.

Among the highlights of the auction are Marina Abramovic's Portrait WithFirewood, 2009, the catalogue cover image for the artist's solo exhibition currently at MoMA; a unique gouache and silkscreen by Louise Bourgeois; an original drawing ofWooster Group Director Elizabeth LeCompte by Alex Katz; and a 1970 print by Roy Lichtenstein. The auction also includes several experiential items including a tour of the 2010 Whitney Biennial with the curators, and a tour of the former home and studio ofDonald Judd. Details and images of the works can be found online here:

Chaired by Frances McDormand, the event is expected to be attended by prominentperforming and visual arts patrons, collectors, artists and performers, and othersupporters of The Wooster Group.