The Print Center Annual Benefit Auction

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
The Print Center 1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA 1910
United States

POP! The Print Center Benefit Auction is The Print Center's major annual fundraiser. The Main Event will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 6pm, with a Champagne Reception beginning at 5pm. All bidding closes at 8pm. There will be an Emerging Collectors Preview on Wednesday, December 4, from 5 - 7pm, and a Public Preview on Thursday, December 5, from 12 - 6pm. 

The Print Center, founded in 1915 in Philadelphia, is a nonprofit art organization that has been dedicated to supporting print and photography for more than 100 years.

This year, the Benefit is held in tribute to Robert J. Morrison, the significant Philadelphia collector of Pop art prints and other treasures, who was a committed and active member of The Print Center's Board of Governors. He began his relationship with The Print Center shortly after his arrival in Philadelphia in the 1970s. He hailed it as a unique resource, offering challenging exhibitions and compelling artist talks - and providing an emotional and social home for artists and collectors, as well as a platform for personal growth and free exploration. This event will continue his passionate dedication to building support for the artists and collectors.

The Honorary Guest Curator for the Benefit Auction is Jacob Lewis, President of Pace Prints, the renowned New York gallery. Artworks will be up for bid on and at The Print Center. They include photographs and prints by outstanding artists such as Keith Carter, Joan Wadleigh Curran, Rebecca Gilbert, David Graham, Kay Healy, Jasper Johns, Sarah McEneaney, Odili Donald Odita, Tim Portlock, Richard Renaldi, Paula Riff, Qiaoyi Shi + Amze Emmons, James Siena, Rafael Soldi, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Andy Warhol, Hiroshi Watanabe and Didier William. A selection of artist books and specialty items will also be offered. The exceptional quality of the works donated to benefit The Print Center is a testament to the high regard the organization has among its colleagues. Proceeds from the event directly fund all of The Print Center's ambitious visual art and education programs, highlighting the most compelling work in photography and print of local, national and international scope. Bidding begins on November 23, 2019.

The Benefit Auction is a wonderful opportunity for collecting exceptional artwork and enjoying a fabulous party - all for a great cause!

Auction Previews:

VIP Preview, Tuesday, December 3rd, 5 - 7pm

Sponsors and Honorary Benefit Committee members enjoy a close-up look at the artwork with Executive Director Elizabeth Spungen and donating artists, and get the first chance to bid on specialty items.

*Contact Michele Bregande for information on Sponsorship or the Honorary Benefit Committee
Emerging Collectors Preview, Wednesday, December 4th, 5 - 7pm

“Speed Date” your way through the works up for bid with Philly Stewards! Enjoy this fun opportunity to explore works by artists from all over the world and learn about growing your own art collection.

Registration required by November 30th to [email protected]
Public Preview, Thursday, December 5th, 12 - 6pm

*Contact Michele Bregande for information on becoming an event Sponsor or Member of the Honorary Benefit Committee at [email protected]

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