35th Anniversary Auction

Live Auction #1

A winning combination: Sun, Sea, & Mary Heilmann

Make next Summer your most memorable Hamptons experience yet with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a lunch date with 3 of your favorite friends hosted by Mary Heilmann at her Bridgehampton home.

Spend intimate moments with the gracefully sociable artist, long-known for her wit and sincerity, and who loves nothing more than to discuss her favorite local vineyards and beaches, as well as to tell stories about the large field nearby that she has been farming for several years. After lunch, the world-renowned Heilmann will personally take you and your guests for a sneak peak in her studio, filled with her latest erudite paintings and ceramics.
Mary Heilmann is represented by 303 Gallery, New York and Hauser & Wirth.

Retail Value: Unimaginable
Minimum Bid: $750 (or BUY IT NOW: $2,500)


Live Auction #2

Become lord of your own French manor

Spend a luxurious week in this secluded 10-acre estate just 15 miles from St. Tropez and close to the medieval village of La Garde Freinet, with views over your own vineyard and olive grove to the Mediterranean.

There’s more than enough room to sleep 8 people in the main house and its guest house. Some may say there is no need to ever leave the property, which comes complete with a large swimming pool, a tennis court, boules pitch, and a tree house! Although it would be a shame to miss the nearby bountiful produce, antique, and flea markets, and to not take advantage of the opportunities to go horseback riding, boating, and hiking, or to tour the Var, Provence, and Riviera. No matter what you decide, you will wish you never had to leave!

Weeks available: Last week of May 2011, first week in June or September 2011, or a mutually agreed upon week in 2011.

Retail Value: Ooh la la!
Minimum Bid: $4,500 (or BUY IT NOW: $10,000)


Live Auction #3

A unique watercolor portrait of your pet

Celebrated across Europe and the US for her serial paintings of animals, celestial moons, and seductive abstract forms, Ann Craven’s subjects often point to change or the preciousness of life. One of the hottest artists to recently be snapped up by Michele Maccarone, Craven has been lauded by Frieze magazine as a conceptual artist who knows how to avoid clichés, and championed for years by fellow artists who cite her as a long-time inspiration.

Specially for ICI, Craven offers you a unique opportunity to have a portrait made of your furry friend in the way you always wanted. Come rain or shine for years to come you will remember your intimate time with the artist and find deep pleasure in your delicate 16 x 12 inch watercolor portrait, which Craven will create from photographs she’ll personally take of your pet.

Ann Craven is represented by Maccarone, New York.

Retail Value: $5,000 + priceless commission value
Minimum Bid: $2,000 (or BUY IT NOW: $7,000)


Live Auction #4

A day to make your head spin

Take an exclusive walking tour for 4 of Robert Smithson’s monumental earthwork Spiral Jetty at the Great Salt Lake in Utah. Make the most of one of the rare moments that the 1,500-foot-long Jetty is fully visible, after being submerged for most of the last two decades, by taking the time to really explore the area with Hikmet Loe, a leading Smithson specialist.

Loe will pick you up from your hotel in Salt Lake City and drive you to the site, offering the real insider details of the area as you go. Then, hear all the stories and anecdotes about the work and its conception as you and your friends enjoy dinner at the very same place Smithson used to frequent during construction of the Jetty 40 years ago.

The Estate of Robert Smithson is represented by James Cohan Gallery, New York.
Spiral Jetty was acquired by Dia Art Foundation as a gift from the Estate of the artist in 1999.

Retail Value: Dizzying
Minimum Bid: $1,500 (or BUY IT NOW: $3,000)


Live Auction #5

Help ICI support emerging curators and venues worldwide

For 35 years ICI has produced exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities for diverse audiences around the world. Like no other organization, we connect emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration. ICI has organized 120 traveling exhibitions, as well as numerous studio visits, talks, and tours around private collections, profiling the work of more than 3,900 artists.

Presented in over 600 institutions in 48 US states and more than 25 countries worldwide, ICI’s shows have been experienced by nearly 6 million people. Countless artists, curators, and up-and-coming venues have been given opportunities to present artwork and ideas to audiences that otherwise wouldn’t have access.

Help us keep this tradition alive by giving to the Access Fund—created at ICI’s 2009 Benefit: Future Tense—which will support emerging curators and help under-funded venues around the world present new ICI shows. Thanks to Agnes Gund and Jo Carole Lauder for jump-starting the fund last year!

Retail Value: Every dollar counts! Give anything from $50 upwards
Minimum Bid: $50

Silent Auction

Art Fashion exclusive with Cynthia Rowley and Olaf Breuning

You and a friend will join artists, curators and fashionistas as they flock to art-world sweatheart Cynthia Rowley’s New York Fashion week show this February—Alan Cumming, Rebecca Romijn, Tom Sachs, and Parker Posey never want to miss it! Known for her bold accessories and surprise design elements, Rowley is loved for her catwalk flair as she transforms models with garments that appear as breath-taking, moving sculptures. Re-live your glamorous moment as you show off your new one-of-a-kind wearable creation made in a collaboration between Rowley and artist Olaf Breuning, an exclusive gift that Rowley wants you to take home as a keep-sake.

New York Fashion Week is February 9-16, 2011.
Olaf Breuning is represented by Metro Pictures Gallery, New York.

Retail value: Hot off the runway
Minimum Bid: $1,200 (or BUY IT NOW: $2,800)


Silent Auction

VIP treatment in Istanbul

Gain VIP status at the opening weekend of the 12th Istanbul Biennial while staying in style for two nights at Hotel Galata Antique in the heart of the city. Invite up to 5 of your friends for an exclusive tour of the Biennial with Jens Hoffmann, the co-curator who will give you insider information on the artists in the mega-show.

Continue with your star treatment by visiting Rodeo—the leading contemporary art gallery in the city—for cocktails with owner Sylvia Kouvali who will unravel the secrets of the local art scene. Then head to the studio of art duo Mentalklinik, whose glitter-filled dance floor at the 2009 Art Basel Statements was heralded for putting glitz back into the fair.

The Istanbul Biennial opening weekend is September 18-19, 2011.

Retail Value: A Turkish delight
Minimum Bid: $1,750 (or BUY IT NOW: $3,500)


Silent Auction

Make sure your future is bright!
Dinner and an astrology consultation with Dan Graham

Fresh from his critically-acclaimed retrospective at MOCA in L.A., the Whitney Museum, and the Walker Art Center, conceptual art giant Dan Graham has offered to add you to his close circle of friends—which over the years has included Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, Roy Lichtenstein, and Kim Gordon—by sharing dinner and his little-known passion for astrology with you and your best friend. Join the artist at his favorite restaurant and learn things about yourself you’ve never imagined, as he navigates you through a personal astrological consultation. Share a toast with the man who has made a 40-year career from examining social codes and modes of perception, and who turned art and music into a contemporary belief system—this could well be a night that could change your future!

Dan Graham is represented by Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

Retail Value: Out of this world
Minimum Bid: $500 (or BUY IT NOW: $2,000)


Silent Auction

Find your wings in the City of Angels

Escape to Los Angeles and pamper yourself with two nights for two at the glamorous 5 star Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood where you can admire the glittering L.A. skyline from the skybar while finalizing your weekend of insider access to the L.A art scene. Start your adventure in Hollywood style by taking two of your friends to an exclusive meeting with the adviser to the stars and MOCA Director, Jeffrey Deitch, to hear all the latest news on artists and exhibitions. Then go up in the world by all taking a trip to the Getty Center for a rare hands-on and behind-the-scenes tour of the institution with curator Glenn Phillips. Plan to have lunch with artist Walead Beshty, who has risen off the charts in the last year with his dramatic photography, before he takes your group on a private tour of his studio. And to finish off your weekend, have cocktails in the former studio of Ed Ruscha with the artist Jonas Wood, whose sought-after paintings capture the cinematic aspects of American life in a way that will reflect the whirlwind experience you have all just had!

Walead Beshty is represented by Wallspace, New York.
Jonas Wood is represented by Anton Kern Gallery, New York.

Retail Value: A California Dream
Minimum Bid: $1,750 (or BUY IT NOW: $3,500)


Silent Auction

Hang Ten with Lisa Spellman

Make the most of this incredible one-off opportunity to hang out with the force behind the renowned 303 Gallery and learn how to surf! A self-confessed surf-addict, Spellman has been escaping to the Montauk waves for over 15 years and will now share her passion with you. Meet Spellman at her beach-side home and catch-up with the latest news on her A-lister artists and friends like Doug Aitken, Rodney Graham, and Jeppe Hein, before heading out into the surf. Whether you are a beginner or expert surfer, this is an experience you will never forget. What’s more, Spellman will make sure of this by giving you a one-of-a-kind, hand-painted ‘Drug Money’ T-shirt, that are coveted by fashion-insiders and artists alike.

Retail Value: The Ultimate Wave
Minimum Bid: $350 (or BUY IT NOW: $1,200)


Silent Auction

Gastronomic Art by Martin Kersels and Jason Kraus

Invite up to 9 of your friends and favorite foodies for a unique dinner where art meets culinary delight. Chelsea’s new hot spot B.e.S, “Boutique eat Shop”, will welcome you for a unique gastronomic experience created especially for you by collaborative duo Martin Kersels and Jason Kraus.

The artists, who came together under the persona of ‘Jason Martin’ at this year’s Whitney Biennial, will wow you with their passion for the pleasures of the table, creating a menu exclusively for your party. Food aficionado Kraus will bring his refined experience to the kitchen, while Kersels will add his inimitable aesthetic and humor to the décor and conversation that night.  This eveningwill be a treat like no other - you can be sure you’ll never get such an exclusive party for your friends as this!

Martin Kersels is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.
Jason Kraus is represented by Redling Fine Art, L.A.

Retail Value: Delectable
Minimum Bid: $1,000 (or BUY IT NOW: $3,000)

ICI’s 2010 Live and Silent Auctions

ICI’s live and silent auctions of art experiences promise bidders unique access to leading international artists, curators, and collectors, like never before. ICI’s supporters have the the opportunity to id on intimate encounters and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Auctioneer: August Uribe, Senior Vice President, Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Sotheby’s, New York

Bid at our 35th Anniversary Party, place your absentee bids, or Buy It Now online!


Join Us at our Anniversary Party!

When: Thursday, December 9, 2010
Where: Park Avenue Armory, NYC

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