Marlon @ Christie's, 20 Rockefeller Plaza

One of my photographs from "Autumn Leaves"(Leaves of Autumn) will be up for auction at Christie's on Friday November 13th in support of the Alliance of the Arts.

For a list of the 16 Artists and their pieces go to

Nonprofit/Artist — One ticket at a discounted rate for nonprofit employees and artists — $50.00
Friend of the Arts — Single ticket — $100.00
Supporter — Two $100 tickets — $200.00
Host — Two tickets at $250 each — $500.00
Leader — Four tickets at $250 each — $1,000.00
Benefactor — Ten tickets at $250 each — $2,500.00
For tickets click here

Press release:
NEW YORK, November 4th, 2009—The Alliance for the Arts will partner with the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) to host the annual Friends of the Arts Party at Christie’s, opening the galleries for an exclusive preview of the much-heralded Latin American Art show, cocktails and music on Friday the 13th of November, 6:30-8:30 pm.

The Friends Party began in 2003 as a way to support the Alliance’s work as a leader in arts advocacy and to engage artists, policymakers and patrons in conversation about the arts.

“As we face a time when support for the arts is more crucial than ever, the Friends party is an ideal opportunity for younger New Yorkers to become arts advocates,” said Randall Bourscheidt, President of the Alliance for the Arts.

The Alliance’s new partnership with NYPLI is an effort to economize and share resources and serve our mutual commitment to making New York the most accessible and livable city possible. ”The idea of bringing together two critical organizations for the good of the city is a powerful one,” said Michael Rothenberg, Executive Director of NYLPI. ”We expect this is an idea that endures beyond the recession.”

Event leaders include Ashton Hawkins and John L. Moore III, Paul Beirne, Robert C. Clauser, Kipton Cronkite, William Earle, Nick Hockens, Werner H. Kramarsky, Dr. J. Marc Michel LĂ©onard and Michael Yeager, Helen Marx, David and Elizabeth Netto, Susan D. Ralston, Jane Gregory Rubin, Joe Versace, Enzo Viscusi and Alan Wanzenberg. Other special guests include public officials Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, State Senator Liz Krueger and State Assemblyman Jonathan L. Bing, and artists Cornelia Guest, William Ivey Long and Tor Seidler.

In addition to Christie’s, sponsors include Eni, ForbesLife, KiptonART,, City Winery and Diamond Standard Vodka. KiptonART will present a silent auction featuring KiptonART artists, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Alliance.

Christie’s is located at 20 Rockefeller Plaza on 49th Street between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas.

THE ALLIANCE FOR THE ARTS serves the entire cultural community through research and advocacy and informs the public through cultural guides and calendars. Now in its 33rd year, the Alliance publishes information on the arts and cultural events in New York City as well as studies highlighting the importance of the arts to the economy and to education.

The Alliance helps government and civil leaders understand the importance of the arts to New York City by making the case for more support for culture from all levels of government. One of the ways it does this is through the Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Fellowship for Public Policy and the Arts, which was inaugurated in 2002 with the objective of training cultural policy leaders through engagement with the Alliance’s advocacy work.

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