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2012 Annual Benefit Exhibition

Dieu Donné
315 West 36th Street, 212-226-0573
Hell's Kitchen
September 20 - October 11, 2012
Reception: Thursday, September 20, 6 - 8 PM
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Dieu Donné is pleased to announce the Annual Benefit Exhibition and Auction honoring renown artist James Siena. The event will to be held on Tuesday, October 16th at the Dieu Donné gallery and studios, where Mr. Siena will be introduced by Chuck Close.

James Siena is widely known for his abstract compositions, which are rendered by hand in painting, drawing and printmaking. The artist’s unique process involves using geometric abstractions systematically according to procedures he defines. An artist driven by the line, the resulting works have an intimate and compelling nature while redefining abstraction for our time. Mr. Siena’s first solo exhibition in New York was presented at Pierogi Gallery in 1996, and he has shown with The Pace Gallery since 2005. His works have been featured in over 110 solo and group exhibition, and have been widely collected by prestigious public collections including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Whitney Museum of American Art.

About the Event The Benefit Event will be held at the Dieu Donné studios located at 315 West 36th Street in New York. It will feature live and silent auctions of over 130 works of art generously created in support of this celebration by an astonishing array of contemporary artists. The evening will begin with cocktails and a silent auction at 6:30 pm, followed by the Live Auction beginning at 7:45 pm and hosted by Sara Friedlander, Christie’s Vice President, Post-War and Contemporary Art Head of Sale. Live Auction artworks can be viewed through Paddle 8 ( and all Silent Auction works can be viewed on the Dieu Donné website ( All artworks will be on display in the Dieu Donné gallery at 315 West 36th Street from September 20 – October 11 for a preview exhibition, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 20 from 6-8 pm. Artists who are donating works to this celebration include E.V. Day, Jim Hodges, Bill Jensen, Thomas Nozkowski, Kate Shepherd, and Lawrence Weiner, among many others (full list of all artists below). James Siena has also created a new limited edition in handmade paper made in the Dieu Donné studio in collaboration with Artistic Director Paul Wong. All proceeds benefit the artistic and educational programs at Dieu Donné.

About Dieu Donné Dieu Donné is a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation, and promotion of contemporary art in handmade paper. Founded in 1976, the organization’s primary services and programs are devoted to working with mid-career and emerging artists to create works of art in hand papermaking, and to share these works with the greater community.

LIVE AUCTION ARTISTS Mike Ballou, Katherine Bradford, Dawn Clements, E.V. Day, Jules de Balincourt, Tony Feher, Brent Green, Mark Greenwold, Jane Hammond, Jim Hodges, Bill Jensen, Butt Johnson, Chris Martin, Thomas Nozkowski, Bruce Pearson, Katia Santibañez, Kate Shepherd, Mark Strand, Dan Tague, Chuck Webster, Lawrence Weiner, Daniel Zeller.

SILENT AUCTION ARTISTS Justin Amrhein, Nina Lola Bachhuber, Glen Baldridge, Bayard, Erik Benson, Sonya Blesofsky, AJ Bocchino, Jenn Brehm, Jamison Brosseau, Brad Brown, Brice Brown, Scott Vincent Campbell, Martha Clippinger, Jennifer Cohen, Nancy Cohen, Ian Cooper, Ethan Cornell, Anna Craycroft, David Kennedy Cutler, Annabel Daou, Andrea Dezsö, Nina Dinhoff, Angela Dufresne, Mona Dukess, Adam Eckstrom, Julia Elsas, Dale Emmart, Dan Estabrook, Brad Ewing, Rochelle Feinstein, Elise Ferguson, Michael Ferris Jr., Rosemarie Fiore, Matthew Fisher, Megan Foster, Rachel Foullon, Danielle Frankenthal, Justin Gainan, Auguste Garufi, Jackie Gendel, Peter D. Gerakaris, Kenneth R. Gerleve, Larry Giacoletti, Ben Gocker, Guadalupe Gonzalez, Ethan Greenbaum, Stacy Greene, Amanda Guest, Valerie Hammond, Kirsten Hassenfeld, Mary Heebner, Adam Henry, Jessie Henson, Elana Herzog, Carter Hodgkin, Erik Hougen, Amy Jacobs, Julia Jacquette, Aaron Johnson, Don Joint, Mary Judge, Sarah Kabot, Charles Koegel, Fran Kornfeld, Leila A. Leder Kremer, Nick Lamia, Margaret Lanzetta, Catherine Lee, Abby Leigh, Noah Loesberg, Nancy Manter, Akemi Martin, Eddie Martinez, Linda Matalon, Jenny Morgan, Elizabeth Morris, Sam Moyer, Cyrilla Mozenter, Rory Mulligan, Murad Khan Mumtaz, Fumi Mini Nakamura, Deborah G. Nehmad, Jill Parisi, Dan Peyton, Alyssa Pheobus, Javier Piñon, Ken Polinskie, Richard Polsky, Oona Ratcliffe, Alan Reid, Donna Ruff, Tara Ruth, Kathy Ruttenberg, Phil Sanders, Christopher Saucedo, Kat Savage, Sylvia Schwartz, Lauren Carly Shaw, Drew Shiflett, Tom Slaughter, Molly Smith, Ben Snead, Buzz Spector, Randall Stoltzfus, Ilene Sunshine, Julianne Swartz, Lisa Switalski, Barbara Takenaga, Mary Temple, Zdravko Toic, Sarah Warner Baratti, Michael Waugh, Martin Wilner, Paul Wong, Saya Woolfalk, Mika Yokobori.

HONORARY BENEFIT COMMITTEE Jan Andersen Fine Art Services, Naomi S. & Stephen Antonakos, Martina Batan, Catherine Bindman & Armin Kunz, Jacqueline Brody, Bunny & Charles Burson, Art Department, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Mona Dukess, Sue Ann Evans, Frayda & Ronald Feldman, Elizabeth Finch, Galerie Lelong, Scott Gerson & Nicholas Brill Brown, Susan Gosin & Richard Barrett, Steven L. Holley & John W. Hamilton IV, Sharon Coplan Horowitz, Ken Hudes, David W. Kiehl, Glenn D. Lowry, Max & Laurie Munn, Pace Prints, Sylvia Shepard & Will Holtzman, James Simon & James Mills Adam D. Weinberg, Tracy Williams, Ltd.
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