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Re: Present

May 22, 2008 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

May 22, 2008

LACE Annual Benefit Art Auction: A Celebration of the Moment

Representing three decades of excellence with a toast to the future!

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for on 22 May 2008 to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

With Ann Magnuson as our MC, Re:PRESENT, LACE’s Annual Benefit Art Auction, featured both silent and live auctions and special entertainment to link LACE’s historical foundations with the exciting new cultural production abounding in our city right now. This annual signature event offered patrons the opportunity to purchase 100+ original artworks by some of the most important established and emerging artists working today.

THE ARTISTS
Vito Acconci, Eleanor Antin, Edgar Arceneaux, Kevin Appel, John Baldessari, Uta Barth, Sue de Beer, Joe Biel, Sanford Biggers, Tomory Dodge, Mari Eastman, Bart Exposito, Kim Fisher, Mark Flores, Francesca Gabbiani, Paul Gellman, Drew Heitzler, Jim Isermann, Alice Konitz, Sherrie Levine, Miranda Lichtenstein, Martin Margiela, Barry McGee, Michele O’Marah, Carter Mull, Renee Petropoulos, Danica Phelps, Yuval Pudik, Amanda Ross-Ho, Malgorzata Romanska, Christopher Russell, George Stoll, Joe Sola, Linda Vallejo, Robert Walker, James Welling, Goody-B Wiseman, Eve Wood, Christopher Wool, Bruce Yonemoto, Andrea Zittel/Smock Shop (list in formation)

Since 1978, LACE has had a simple mandate – to enrich the cultural landscape of Los Angeles and contribute to global culture. In the last thirty years LACE has commissioned and presented the works of over 5,000 artists and has worked with artistic pioneers such as Laurie Anderson, Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, Suzanne Lacy and Bruce and Norman Yonemoto. We have become a force in the community and remain committed to championing the role of the artist as an agent for positive change. All Re: PRESENT proceeds ensure that we continue to deliver a safe haven that allows for both emergent and established artists to push boundaries, expand the definition of contemporary art practices and inspire the public imagination.