THE BENEFIT

November 21 – December 5, 2022

Welcome to Push & Pull: The Print Center's 2022 Benefit – our most important annual fundraiser!

Proceeds directly support our critically-acclaimed exhibitions, publications and educational programs. We are delighted to welcome prolific artist, designer and remarkable art collector Spencer Zahn as Honorary Guest Curator! Spencer and The Print Center are joined by an extraordinarily generous group of artists and collectors to bring you an incredible array of artworks. Just a few of the exceptional artists’ works to be auctioned to benefit The Print Center are those by Judith Brodsky, Kevin Claiborne, Thomas Demand, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Jane Hammond, Sister Mary Corita Kent, Cary Leibowitz, Alexander Rodchenko, Keris Salmon, Aaron Siskind, Wendel White, Didier William and Carmen WinantView the Benefit Invitation

ART AUCTION ON ARTSY 

Opens November 21, 12pm (ET)

Closes December 5, beginning at 12pm* (ET)

*Lots close sequentially in one minute increments – see below for details on this and other new auction features

Watch our website, newsletters and Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds to learn about all the spectacular artworks and rare photo books available!

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FUND-A-NEED

Through December 22 

Make a 100% tax deductible gift in support of our Paid Internship Program! 

Paid Internships support college and graduate level students for 12 weeks of professional development and training. Paid Internships reduce the financial barriers to gaining crucial experience and provide an accessible pathway to career advancement in the arts. Your donation will help build the next generation of arts professionals!

 

Donate to our Paid Internship Program!

 

EVENTS

Art Auction

Monday, November 21, 12pm (ET) – Bidding Opens
Monday, December 5, 12pm* (ET) – Closing Begins

All works up for bid on Artsy

Public Previews

Tuesday, November 29 – Friday, December 2, 11am – 5pm
Saturday, December 3, 11am – 3pm

Walk through The Print Center's galleries to see all the artwork up for bid on Artsy!
Free and open to the public
Suggested donation of $20

Emerging Collectors Preview

Wednesday, November 30, 5 – 7pm

Join event hosts Andrew Taggart & Andrew Cameron Zahn for a special evening where guests can preview the artwork up for bid, hear about the works from the artists who created them and get insight on art collecting strategies.
Free to attend – RSVP required
Suggested donation of $20

Andrew Taggart is a specialist of American Furniture, Folk & Decorative Arts at Freeman's Auction House. As a collector himself, he has a fondness for 18th and early 19th-century furniture, objects and portraits.

Andrew Cameron Zahn is a designer, developer, curator and artist. He creates websites and interactive media through Vast Design and Development, and is recognized for his expertise in digital and interactive art as well as user experience design. A member of the Zahn family, Andrew continues the family legacy of art collecting.


VIP Preview

Thursday, December 1, 5 – 7pm

Enjoy cocktails from Philadelphia's New Liberty Distillery, bubbly, sweet and savory treats and an exclusive, intimately-scaled tour of the artwork up for bid with Executive Director Liz Spungen and a select group of donating artists!
Invitation only – Honorary Committee & Sponsors
Join the Honorary Benefit Committee or become a Sponsor to receive invitations to the VIP Preview, private previews and more! Email
benefit@printcenter.org for more information.

All in-person visitors will have the chance to enter a special raffle!

 

ARTISTS

James B. Abbott
Norman Ackroyd
Jaime Alvarez
Edna Andrade
Cynthia Back
John A. Benigno
Tom Bianchi
Judith K. Brodsky
Jason Chen
Kevin Claiborne
Sue Coe
Gerald Cyrus
Thomas Demand
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Tracey Emin
Matthew Fisher
Julianna Foster
Elizabeth Haidle
Jane Hammond
Jim Houser
Tetsugo Hyakutake
James Johnson
Sister Mary Corita Kent
Cary Leibowitz
Thom Lessner
Martha Madigan
Anne Leighton Massoni
George Nama

Anne Noggle
Alexander Rodchenko
Dieter Roth
Keris Salmon
Lawrence Schiller
Randall Sellers
Keith Shore
Aaron Siskind
Hunt Slonem
Michael A. Smith
Hester Stinnett
Zoe Strauss
Thomas Struth
Ron Tarver
Nick Thurston
Amanda Tinker
Vaune Trachtman
Ada Trillo
Hiroshi Watanabe
CW Wells
Rebecca Westcott
Wendel A. White
Didier William
Carmen Winant + Laia Abril
David Wojnarowicz
Ben Woodward
Rick Wright
Martha Zelt
Ion Zupcu

MEET THE HONORARY CURATOR: SPENCER ZAHN

Spencer Zahn has been involved in the arts in Philadelphia since childhood – taking classes at Fleisher Art Memorial, studying art in high school and graduating from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts). His senior year ended on a high note when his first public exhibition, SkyScapes, sold out. He went on to a stellar career – highlights include varied types of design work – concert posters, album covers, concert stages and “high heel rock ‘n roll” boots – as well as achievements in advertising, architecture, marketing, painting, photography, printmaking and sound engineering. Zahn’s open and generous spirit informs his work and his approach to collecting art and books.

The Auction on Artsy begins closing at 12:00pm (ET) on Monday, December 5, 2022. 

BIDDING:

You can bid at Artsy.net, or on your iPhone using the free Artsy App available in the iOS App Store. Please make sure you have the most up-to-date app on your device. Bidding can be conducted two ways: 

  1. Enter the current bid amount on Artsy. It is easy to follow your bids – you will receive email notifications and text messages if you are outbid.
  2. Enter the highest bid that are willing to make – Artsy will bid automatically for you. The amount bid will never be higher than the amount needed to win. 

Bid Increments:

Below $1,000: $50
$1,000 - $1,999: $100
$2,000 - $4,999: $250
$5,000 - $9,999: $500
$10,000 - $19,999: $1,000

New This Year!

Cascading and Popcorn bidding allows you to bid with ease when you are interested in multiple lots. Please pay close attention to specific lot end times, as each lot closes individually. Refer to each lot’s countdown timer to keep track of pieces you are following.

Cascading lots close in a rolling order, a minute apart, one after another, so that you can fully focus on an individual lot without missing out on others.

Popcorn Bidding extends a lot’s availability by two minutes, with each new bid made in the last two minutes before closing. Popcorn bidding will stay active until a full two minutes passes without any new bid activity. This allows bidders to have ample time to counter, raising the most possible support for The Print Center. 

Buyer’s Premium – Artsy will add a standard additional charge of 15% onto each item’s hammer price. Paying the Buyer’s Premium allows more of the proceeds from the Auction to benefit The Print Center.

MORE DETAILS

Winning bidders will be notified by email or text as soon as the Auction closes. 

Winning bidders will be contacted by The Print Center on Tuesday, December 6 to accept payment and make shipping or pick-up arrangements. 

After the Auction closes – unsold lots will available at the minimum bid price, and remain available until December 22, 2022. These will be available in a Post-Auction Sale in The Print Center’s galleries and online.

All sales are final – no exchanges or refunds. All items are sold as is.

By completing a purchase, a buyer waives any claims for liability against either The Print Center or the donor of the property or service. Neither The Print Center nor the donor is responsible for any personal injury or damage to property that may result from the utilization of property or services sold.

The Print Center’s membership discounts do not apply to Auction purchases.

Contributions to The Print Center are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Items that are left unclaimed for more than 90 days become the property of The Print Center.

DONORS

Anonymous
Irina Glik
David Graham
Estate of Robert J. Morrison

Estate of Anne Noggle
Oyster House
Marsha & Stephen Silberstein
Ruth & Jack Solomon
Debra Ward
Spencer Zahn
Jay Zemel

 

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Jaime Alvarez
Susan Coote
Alida Fish
Kati Gegenheimer
Emily Gowen
David Graham
Molly Gross
James Johnson
Peter F. Johnson
Preston Link
Sara McCorriston
Amanda Mott
Greer Pagano
Matthew F. Singer
Eva Wylie

HONORARY BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Spencer Zahn, Honorary Chair
Lee Alter
Genny Boccardo-Dubey & Frank Dubey
Julie Jensen Bryan & Robert Bryan
Lynne Farrington

Ruth Fine
Ofelia Garcia
Marguerite & Peter Gelfman

Fran & Elliot Gerson
Crystal Gurin
Carol Larson & Pete Compo
Karen Mauch & Diane Zilka
Sarah Morthland
Guna & Robert Mundheim

Jeannie Pearce & Eric Gibson
Eric Pryor

Anne Ravert
Norma & Larry Reichlin
Ellen & Ralph Rosen
Suzanne Ilene Schiller

Andrew Taggart & Andrew Cameron Zahn
Eileen Tognini
Peggy Wachs

 

SPONSORS

Genny Boccardo-Dubey & Frank Dubey
Freeman's
Nancy Klaus & Jeffrey Cooper
New Liberty Distillery