More than 100 artists have rallied behind Artists for New York, a new initiative by
to raise money for the city’s most cherished visual arts nonprofits.
Since April, Hauser & Wirth, a Swiss contemporary and modern art gallery, has been quietly working with 14 visual arts nonprofits who’ve been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 14 nonprofits include Artists Space, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Dia Art Foundation, The Drawing Center,
El Museo del Barrio
, MoMA PS1, New Museum, Public Art Fund, Queens Museum, SculptureCenter, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Swiss Institute, and White Columns.
So far, more than 100 artists have committed works, with at least half of all proceeds going to the aforementioned nonprofit institutions and two major charitable partners serving the city’s wider communities, namely, The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA).
“Through years of adventurous programs with living artists, these 14 bellwether nonprofits have expanded awareness and understanding of society’s complexities and potential,”
, president of Hauser & Wirth, said in a statement. “And we believe they will together play a central role in the city’s recovery from this unprecedented time of difficulty.”
The initiative is expected to raise millions of dollars, and the list of artists is still growing. The donated works will be on public exhibition at Hauser & Wirth’s galleries in New York from Oct.1-22. They will also be available for viewing online.
’s work, In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy, will be a signature piece for the “Artists for New York” project.
Other works, representing a variety of media, include
’s Standing Broken Men, made with ceramic tile, mirror tile, spray enamel, oil stick, black soap, and wax;
’s metal-and-wood piece, INQUIRE WITHIN;
’s acrylic-on-paper, Untitled;
’s Sleepy Fire, oil paint and fabric on collaged canvas; as well as
’s Haze, ink and screenprint on gessoed fiberglass.
Hauser & Wirth gallery spaces, at 542 W. 22nd St. and 32 E. 69th St., open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m from Tuesday to Saturday. Advanced reservations are encouraged.