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Event Spotlight: "RAPTURE" Benefit Auction Presented by The Untitled Space & Art4Equality

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"Bejeweled" by Josh Universe | Image via The Untitled Space
"Bejeweled" by Josh Universe | Image via The Untitled Space

When it comes to kindness and charity, you don’t really need a reason, but ‘tis the season” nonetheless…


"Twins" by Georgina Billington | Image via The Untitled Space
"Twins" by Georgina Billington | Image via The Untitled Space

We all know that not everyone has the chance to “see the flowing bowl before” them. In fact, there were up to 60,252 homeless people, including 19,310 children, sleeping in New York City's main municipal shelter system each night in the fall of 2022.


"Lady in Pink" by Emma Hapner | Image via The Untitled Space
"Lady in Pink" by Emma Hapner | Image via The Untitled Space

Fortunately, art can help.


"La-Reine" by Indira Cesarine | Image via The Untitled Space
"La-Reine" by Indira Cesarine | Image via The Untitled Space

The Untitled Space, a contemporary gallery situated in New York City and operated by artist and gallerist Indira Cesarine, is pleased to present its benefit holiday auction fittingly titled “RAPTURE,” in collaboration with Art4Equality, a non-profit initiative supporting equality-themed art exhibitions and special projects.


"Still Life 1" by Mary Tooley Parker | Image via The Untitled Space
"Still Life 1" by Mary Tooley Parker | Image via The Untitled Space

A portion of proceeds raised from the benefit will be donated to the Coalition for the Homeless, one of the country’s oldest advocacy and service organizations, which is dedicated to helping homeless individuals and families all year round. The Coalition’s life-saving programs provide food, crisis services, housing and more, to over 3,500 people each day.


"Avril Crosby" by Peter Beard | Image via The Untitled Space
"Avril Crosby" by Peter Beard | Image via The Untitled Space

The benefit auction initiative is founded on shared values. All of the organizations involved share a commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion in every aspect, from internal operations to external projects and activities. This is one one of them, and you are more than welcome to get involved by giving the gift of art.


"Ice Queen" by Alanna Vanacore | Image via The Untitled Space
"Ice Queen" by Alanna Vanacore | Image via The Untitled Space

Browse the works of Alanna Vanacore, Annika Connor, Bartosz Beda, Elena Chestnykh, Emma Hapner, Georgina Billington, Helena Calmfors,, Irina Lakshin, John Lark, Josh Universe, Kat Toronto aka Miss Meatface, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Martha Zmpounou, Mary Tooley Parker, Mr. Brainwash, Parker Day, Peter Beard, Rebecca Leveille, and Zella Vanié, and more!


"Right Red Gown" by Martha Zmpounou | Image via The Untitled Space
"Right Red Gown" by Martha Zmpounou | Image via The Untitled Space

Many of the featured artists have also appeared in the pages of ARTpublika Magazine, such as Indira Cesarine, Annika Connor, Fahren Feingold, Faustine Badrichani, Giulia Grillo aka Petite Doll, Kat Toronto aka Miss Meatface, Katie Commodore, Philip A. Robinson Jr., and others. All of the artists champion equality in their works as well as in life.


"Demure Debutante" by Kat Toronto aka Miss Meatface | Image via The Untitled Space
"Demure Debutante" by Kat Toronto aka Miss Meatface | Image via The Untitled Space

There are now over 100 Auction Lots where you can place your bids and help out people in need. The benefit auction is live for 6 days, starting from today, December 14th to December 19th, 2022. Check out the impressive range of art here, register, and place your bid.


"Tired" by Irina Lakshin | Image via The Untitled Space
"Tired" by Irina Lakshin | Image via The Untitled Space

Note* All of the event information and images are provided by our partners.



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