Past Event

Best Buddies Art + Friendship Auction

Miami Beach December 3rd, 2013

November 2013—Best Buddies International and The Brant Foundation presented the Best Buddies Art + Friendship Auction to benefit the programs of Best Buddies, a not-for-profit dedicated to providing opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The evening was hosted by Stephanie Seymour & Peter Brant and Alina & Anthony K. Shriver and featured a live art auction to launch the week of events in Miami Beach with a curated selection of works from leading contemporary artists.

The Best Buddies Art + Friendship Auction included works by David Altmejd, Carol Bove, Joe Bradley, Romero Britto, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Dan Colen, Patrick Demarchelier, Urs Fischer, Jonathan Horowitz, Karen Kilimnik, Glenn Ligon, Nate Lowman, Enoc Perez, Rob Pruitt, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, Tony Shafrazi, Steven Shearer, Josh Smith, and Oscar Tuazon.

The charity auction successfully raised nearly $1 Million for the charity.

About Best Buddies International:

Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to more than 1,700 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies’ eight formal programs — Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies®, Jobs, Ambassadors, and Promoters — engage participants in each of the 50 states and in over 50 countries, positively impacting the lives of more than 800,000 people with and without disabilities around the world. In many cases, as a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships.

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We are thrilled to be partnering with The Brant Foundation and are grateful to the artists and galleries that have generously donated amazing works of art to support our special friends. It is both humbling and inspiring to see some of the most successful artists of our day dedicate their time and talent to benefit our participants.

– Anthony K. Shriver, Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International

Lot #1 
David Altmejd
Untitled, 2013
Epoxy clay, epoxy gel, resin, acrylic paint, synthetic hair, chicken feathers, quartz, glass stain, glitter
10 1⁄2 × 11 1⁄2 × 8 inches Lot #2
Carol Bove
Tat, 2013
Found metal and steel 25 x 12 × 9 1⁄2 inches
Lot #3
Joe Bradley
Untitled, 2013 
Charcoal on paper
18 × 24 inches Lot #4
Romero Britto
“Prince” (Elf Nude), 1987 
Oil, pastel, newspaper 23 × 14 inches
Lot #5
The Bruce High Quality Foundation
 The Greek and Roman Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art: 74.51.5673, ca. 850 to 750 B.C. - 2013 C.E.
Play dough on steel
10 × 20 × 16 inches Lot #6
Fate, 2013
Flowers on canvas
30 × 22 inches
Lot #7
Patrick Demarchelier
Nude. St. Barthelemy 1997, 1997 
Black and white silver gelatin print 
52 3⁄4 × 68 3⁄4 inches Lot #8
Urs Fischer
purelumpa, 2011
Top: ultralight MDF, acrylic sealer, wallpaper primer, wallpaper adhesive, paper, silkscreened acrylic paints, acrylic polymer emulsion, acrylic polyurethane, urethane.
Base: cold-rolled steel powder-coated with polyester TGIC (RAL 6034), polyester tape, cork composite, hardware
35 × 30 × 14 1⁄8 inches
Lot #9
Jonathan Horowitz
Beyonce/Polar Bears, 2013 
UV ink on vinyl
28 × 25 inches overall
25 × 14 inches each (diptych) Lot #10
Karen Kilimnik
the pool fountain of Highgrove, 2009 
Water soluble oil color on canvas 
Signed, titled, dated on verso
8 × 10 inches
Lot #11
Glenn Ligon
Untitled, 2010
Etching on somerset paper
18 1⁄2 × 15 1⁄2 inches each (diptych)
 Edition 2/20 Lot #12
Nate Lowman
(tbt - Pizza Slice), 2013 Ink on linen
34 1⁄4 × 22 1⁄2 × 2 × 1 inches
Lot #12
Nate Lowman
(tbt - Pizza Slice), 2013 Ink on linen
34 1⁄4 × 22 1⁄2 × 2 × 1 inches Lot #13
Enoc Perez
After Picasso, 2013
Oil and inkjet on canvas 
24 x 19 inches
Lot #14
Rob Pruitt
Happy Hour, 2013
Acrylic, enamel and  flocking on linen, and wooden frame
31 1⁄2 × 25 1⁄2 inches Lot #15
David Salle
Untitled (#32), 2013 oil on paper
22 × 39 inches
Lot #16
Julian Schnabel
Untitled (BEZ), 2011
Oil, resin and spray paint on polyester 
63 x 43 inches Lot #17
Tony Shafrazi
Artwork illustrated , titled:
Egyptian Light, 2011-2012

Fiberglass and resin, urethane and epoxy, waterborne base and pure pigment, printing medium with acrylic polyurethane
 60 x 36 x 6 inches
Please note, this particular Tablet is in a private collection, Europe, and is illustrated only to show a similar work of art, from the Tablet Series, in the process of being completed to be donated for Best Buddies Art & Friendship Auction.

Artwork donated:
Title: to be determined
Carbon  fiber honeycomb core with  fiberglass and resin, urethane and epoxy, waterborne base and pure pigment, printing medium with acrylic polyurethane
 36 x 22 x 10 inches

  • Lot #19
Josh Smith
Untitled, 2013
oil on panel
48 × 36 inches
  • Lot #18
Steven Shearer
Mountain Friend Study, 2008 
Crayon on japan paper; framed 
Sheet: 23 7⁄8 × 18 7⁄8 inches 
Frame: 28 7⁄8 × 23 7⁄8 × 1 3⁄4 inches
  • Lot #20
Oscar Tuazon
Untitled, 2013
Rust on paper
39 3⁄4 × 32 inches
Framed: 44 3⁄4 × 37 inches