This donation is by photographer Catherine Opie and includes a portrait sitting at Catherine's studio in Los Angeles for one person, and includes one 20" x 15" photographic print.
The proceeds of the sale of Lot 79 will help Get Lit expand into additional underserved schools.
The session will normally last 45 minutes and Catherine will choose the final portrait. Any mounting and framing is not included. The session must be scheduled within one year of the purchase date. The buyer will be in touch with Catherine's assistant to schedule the sitting. To be completed by May 2018.
More Info and Auction Details:
The May 21, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction features noteworthy Art and Design from the 20th Century.
The auction will represent a wide range of modern and contemporary fine art and design including sculptures by George Rickey, Louise Nevelson, Jean Arp and Howard Ben Tré, paintings by Mary Corse, and Alex Katz, as well as three important works by Claire Falkenstein and Beatrice Wood.
About the sponsor:
Get Lit is a non-profit Los Angeles based teen empowerment program, improving literacy rates of "at risk" students in underserved school districts. The program brings classic poetry to the streets and street poetry to the classroom to inspire youth to engage in their own futures and reach their full potential. The Get Lit curriculum reaches over 50,000 youths annually and is now in over 100 schools. The Get Lit Players are the most-watched poets on the internet with over 200 million views. 98% of them go to college and most on scholarship.