New York Magazine: 10 Cheaper Than Usual Artworks That Support a Good Cause

December 10, 2020 By anne-cauley
Jean Wilson, Hot Chili Lips

By Liza Corsillo

In April, 187 New York photographers — among them Pari Dukovic, Jason Nocito, and Justine Kurland — donated prints to benefit Elmhurst Hospital Center, which was among the hardest hit by the city’s surge of COVID-19 cases. The benefit, called Pictures for Elmhurst, raised over a million dollars. Now it has become nearly impossible to keep up with all the online art benefits; there’s a ton of work for sale (which, in more normal times, would have been much more expensive if procured through galleries or private dealers) to support various causes, such as Justice for Black Lives, bail funds, and election campaigns. Below are ten art benefits with pieces available for purchase, from a $175 Ugo Rondinone bone-china plate benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless to a $100 Anthony Iacono risograph print (above), with proceeds going to aid and advocacy organizations.

These artworks are either limited to small editions or are one of a kind and may sell out quickly. However, most of the organizations have other pieces available (that also benefit worthy causes), so if the print you want is sold out, don’t fret.

Summertime Gallery

Summertime Gallery is a nonprofit art studio and gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn showcasing artists with and without intellectual disabilities. They’re selling a limited edition print by Jean Wilson to raise money for their redesign in collaboration with Design Advocates which will allow them to switch from art studio to gallery and back again.

Jean Wilson, Hot Chili Lips
Jean Wilson, Hot Chili Lips

Screenprint on Coventry Rag Paper with Deckle Edge (16 by 20 inches), limited edition of 100.