August 15, 2012 - The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago - RENBEN2012
August 15, 2012


Rebecca Morris, Untitled (#166-10), 2010.
Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18 inches.*

RENBEN2012: The Renaissance Society’s Annual Art Auction
September 8, 2012

The Renaissance Society
at the University of Chicago
5811 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago IL 60637

The Renaissance Society is pleased to announce RENBEN2012, this year’s gala and art auction, celebrating Susanne Ghez’s remarkable 40 years of leadership. Driven by curiosity, intelligence, and a profound respect for the artist, Ghez’s work has had a lasting impact on Chicago and the larger arts community.

This year’s auction of over 60 works features a selection of artists Ghez championed early in their careers—including Robert Gober, Kerry James Marshall, Rebecca Morris, Matt Saunders, Yutaka Sone, Luc Tuymans, and Kara Walker. The auction will also introduce some of today’s most compelling international artists to Chicago, including Nina Beier (Denmark), Mathew Cerletty (New York), Edith Dekyndt (Belgium), Tomoo Gokita (Japan), Kaspar Müller (Switzerland), Henrik Olesen (Germany), Kostas Sahpazis (Greece), Janaina Tschäpe (Germany), and many more.

The online preview of the auction is now on view here. Advance bids are being accepted online or by phone at 773 702 8670 until Thursday, September 6, 2012, 5pm CST.

All proceeds from the auction support The Renaissance Society’s 2012–13 exhibition season.

For more information, please contact Lori Bartman, Director of Development, at 773 702 8670 or

About The Renaissance Society
The Renaissance Society is one of the premier contemporary art  institutions in the United States. Many of its exhibitions are national debuts, and many have included newly commissioned work. The museum offers educational programs that supplement the exhibition schedule, including concerts, lectures, and readings.

The Renaissance Society is located on the campus of the University of Chicago, in Cobb Hall, on the fourth floor. It is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is free. Visit to learn more about the exhibitions and events.

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*Image above:
Rebecca Morris, Untitled (#166-10), 2010. Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York.

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