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The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), in partnership with global online art marketplace Artsy, presents its 2022 online benefit auction, Many Voices, One Diaspora, featuring works by more than 50 leading local, national and international artists, many of them have been featured in MoAD’s critically acclaimed exhibitions.
The auction runs online from April 28 to May 12, 2022.
Representing a wide range of voices from across the African diaspora, the extensive collection of new and previously exhibited works includes signature pieces by such luminaries as Amoako Boafo, Jerrell Gibbs, Otis Quaicoe, Erica Deeman, Basil Kincaid, Lavar Munroe, Angel Otero, Ferrari Schäfer and more .
Collectors can browse works in a variety of mediums, including photographs, paintings, prints, mixed media, and pieces of glass, ceramic, and fiber.
In addition to works donated by individual artists, more than 16 galleries are supporting this important fundraiser, including Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Lehmann Maupin and others.
“MoAD is so grateful to the incredible community of artists, galleries and individuals who enthusiastically supported this year’s auction,” said Monetta White, Managing Director of MoAD. “Your generous response is a testament to the impact and importance of MoAD’s important work in increasing public understanding of Black art and serving as a vital platform for artists of African descent in the Bay Area and around the world.”
The auction provides important funding for MoAD’s operations and programs and essential support for participating artists. In addition, proceeds from the auction will benefit local and national arts and social justice organizations.
Through MoAD’s partnership with Artsy, the online art marketplace MoAD enables the voices of these dynamic artists and their works to be enhanced for Artsys’ more than 2 million art collectors and enthusiasts worldwide.
“At Artsy, we are constantly working towards a more diverse and inclusive industry, and it is our responsibility to use our platform to continue to advocate for artists who deserve our attention and are at the forefront of the arts.
“We are pleased to partner with the Museum of the African Diaspora on this benefit auction and to support their mission and provide a global perspective to these participating artists,” said Dustyn Kim, Chief Revenue Officer at Artsy.
“I’m delighted to support MoAD,” says participating artist Jerrell Gibbs. “The institution aligns with my vision of celebrating black culture, and I’m excited to have my work alongside many renowned artists in the diaspora.”
Artists participating to date include: Annan Affotey, Alanna Airitam, Alex Anderson, Simone Bailey, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Gavin Benjamin, Leonardo Benzant, Lili Bernard, Amoako Boafo, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Shenequa Brooks, Nyame Brown, Adrian Burrell, Elan Cadiz, Sydney Cain, Albert Chong, Dewey Crumpler, Kenturah Davis, Erica Deeman, Cheryl Derricotte, Barbara Earl Thomas, Conrad Egyir, Rodney Ewing, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Jerrell Gibbs, Adler Guerrier, Angela Hennessy, David Huffman, Wadsworth Jarrell, Basil Kincaid, Dionne Lee, Kija Lucas, Demond Melancon, Ian Micheal, Lavar Munroe, Carmen Neely, Ed Ntiri, Ramekon O’Arwisters, Angel Otero, Woody De Othello, Dr. Fahamu Pecou, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Enrico Riley, Muzae Sesay, Ferrari Sheppard, Nyugen E Smith, Chanell Stone, Autumn Wallace, Nate Watson, Ricky Weaver, Bri Williams and Andrew Wilson.
For more information, see https://www.moadsf.org/projects/moad-art-auction-2022.
The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is a contemporary art museum whose mission is to celebrate black cultures, spark challenging conversations and stimulate learning through the global lens of the African diaspora. For more information about MoAD, visit the museum’s website at moadsf.org.
Artsy is the largest global online marketplace to discover, buy and sell artworks from leading artists. Artsy connects over 4,000 galleries, auction houses, art fairs and institutions from over 100 countries with more than 2 million global art collectors and art lovers in over 190 countries.