March 3, 2006 - Chinati Foundation - ARTISTS FOR CHINATI: A Sale of Donated Works, March 13
March 3, 2006

ARTISTS FOR CHINATI: A Sale of Donated Works, March 13

ARTISTS FOR CHINATI: A Sale of Donated Works, March 13

At Phillips de Pury & Company in New York

The Chinati Foundation, the museum for contemporary art founded by Donald Judd in Marfa, Texas, will hold a benefit sale at Phillips de Pury & Company on Monday, March 13, 2006. All works of art to be sold have been donated by the individual artists to support Chinatis effort to match a $5 million challenge grant issued by Lannan Foundation and the Leonard Riggio family for the museums Endowment Fund.
Artists for Chinati will present a wide range of donated sculptures, paintings, photographs, and drawings by more than 50 internationally recognized artists. The sale will feature significant works by artists represented in Chinatis permanent collection including Donald Judd, John Chamberlain, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Carl Andre, Ilya Kabakov, Roni Horn, and John Wesley. The art works will be available for public viewing at Phillips de Pury from March 4 through 13. A 6:00 p.m. cocktail reception, hosted by former Chinati Foundation Board of Directors member Tommy Lee Jones, will precede the live auction on March 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Artists for Chinati will include work by the following: Carl Andre, Ingolfur Arnarsson, John Beech, John Chamberlain, Chuck Close, Michael Craig-Martin, Richard Deacon, Rupert Deese Sr., Rupert Deese, Jan Dibbets, Rackstraw Downes, Jeff Elrod, Sharon Engelstein, Tony Feher, Mark Flood, Maureen Gallace, Katharina Grosse, Marcia Hafif, Mona Hatoum, Georg Herold, Jene Highstein, Roni Horn, Robert Irwin, Matthew Day Jackson, Donald Judd, Ilya Kabakov, Craig Kauffman, Harriet Korman, Robert Mangold, Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen, Cornelia Parker, Jack Pierson, Ken Price, David Rabinowitch, Erwin Redl, David Reed, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Susie Rosmarin, Fred Sandback, Karin Sander, Wilhelm Sasnal, Andreas Karl Schulze, Joel Shapiro, Kate Shepherd, James Siena, Billy Sullivan, Stephen Vitiello, John Waters, William Wegman, John Wesley, Emi Winter, and Jeff Zilm.

The Chinati Foundation was founded by Donald Judd as a unique art museum where large-scale works of art, or large groups of art, are installed on a permanent basis according to each artists specifications. It was Judds goal at Chinati to bring art, architecture, and nature together in order to form a coherent whole. The Chinati Foundations mission is to preserve Judds vision by conserving and making available to the public the art works, buildings, and surrounding landscape at the museum, while maintaining the supporting and educational programs Judd initiated.

Judd created Chinati as a situation for his own work as well as that of other artists, and the museum is honored to have a roster of more than 50 distinguished artists donating work to support the museums Endowment Fund. The benefit sale is one component of Chinatis campaign to match the requirements of a $5 million challenge grant it received in 2005. The grant will be administered by Dia Art Foundation, the original patron of Judds projects at Chinati, and funded by long-term museum supporters Lannan Foundation and Leonard Riggio, Dias Chairman, and his family. The grants aim is to create the organizations first substantial endowment, one that will ensure the vitality of Chinatis programs and activities for years to come.

A full-color catalog of the art works to be auctioned will be available in advance of the sale, and the works will be viewable on line at During the auction, absentee bidding by telephone will be accepted. Work will be on view at Phillips de Pury and Company from March 4 through March 12. Phillips de Pury and Company is located at 450 West 15th Street in New York City.


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