JUXTAPOZ ART & CULTURE MAGAZINE TURNS 15 AND THROWS CHARITY ART AUCTION AND EVENT IN LOS ANGELES HOSTED BY UPPER PLAYGROUND
All Proceeds from the Event Support Power House Project of Detroit
Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine celebrates its 15th anniversary with “The Big Payback,” an online charity art auction and a special event in Los Angeles hosted by Upper Playground. The event benefits the non-profit Power House Productions of Detroit.
“The Big Payback” auction features original artwork from over 100 national and internationally renowned contemporary artists including: Swoon, CR Stecyk III, Robert Williams, Todd Schorr, Estevan Oriol, Mister Cartoon, Shepard Fairey, Doze Green, Todd “Reas” James, Thomas Campbell, Tim Biskup, KR, Big Daddy Roth, WK Interact, Clayton Brothers, Andrew Schoultz, James Jean, Ron English, Craola, David Choe, Mike Giant, Paul Insect, Jeremy Fish, Alex Pardee, Saber, David Ellis, Boogie, D*Face, Cody Hudson, Herbert Baglione.
From October 28th – November 20th, 2009, the public can bid on the first 100 pieces of artwork, which is being auctioned off through CharityBuzz.com. The second wave of artwork (approx 40 pieces, including works by David Choe, Augor, Mike Shine, Natalia Fabia, Sam Flores, and more) opened for bidding November 24th and closed December 20th, 2009.
In celebration of the auction and Juxtapoz’s 15th anniversary, Upper Playground hosted an exclusive event in Los Angeles on November 14, 2009 to view the featured artwork on display and meet with the contributing artists.
All proceeds from the auction to be donated to Power House Productions to help purchase and renovate foreclosed and abandoned homes in the Detroit area. Detroit contractors, electricians, plumbers, and carpenters will renovate and select artists will be invited to participate in the remodeling.
The event aims to raise the consciousness of both the problems of people disenfranchised by the nation’s economic crisis, as well as encourage a sense of community in the art world and inspire people to effect positive social change in their own communities.