June 1, 2017
Angel Art, Los Angeles’ premier charitable contemporary art auction, returns to Hollywood on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at NeueHouse Hollywood, 6121 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028. Now in its 21st year, Angel Art has raised over $10 million for Project Angel Food, helping to provide millions of meals for thousands of men, women and children facing life threatening illnesses. In these challenging times of uncertain health care and the ever changing national climate, Project Angel Food stands by the credo that “Food and Love as Medicine” is needed now, more than ever. The theme of Angel Art 2017 is ART=LOVE, and Alexandra Grant has created a limited edition neon work of art illuminating this theme.
The renowned artist and philanthropist, David Hockney, has contributed two pieces [see photo attached] to the auction, “Untitled No 14” iPad drawing printed on paper and “Untitled No. 23” iPad drawing printed in paper both from “The Yosemite Suite”, 2010. 100% of all the auction proceeds benefit Project Angel Food and
fund the meal program. Since Angel Art first appeared on the scene in 1990, many internationally established artists have created and presented works for auction. 2017 contributors include Charles Arnoldi, Chuck Close, Nancy Rubins, Kenny Scharf, Ed Ruscha, Jennifer Bartlett, Sterling Ruby, and Analia Saban. “We are honored by the generosity and creativity of this esteemed family of Angel Artists,” stated Michael Maloney, Event Chair. “Time and again, these amazing individuals have stepped up and contributed works from the heart to help Project Angel Food.”
David Hockney was born in England in 1937, attended the Royal College of Art, and now resides in Los Angeles. He is a painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. Following a visit to California, Hockney began a series of paintings involving pool scenes, rendered realistically within a vibrant palette, for which he is most recognized. He is an important contributor to the Pop Art movement of the 1960’s, and is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th Century.
Over 50 artists have contributed this year with all live/silent lots available for viewing and bidding on Paddle8: www.paddle8.com/auction/angel-art. Event tickets are $150 per person and $500 for VIP tickets (includes reserved seating, art auction program recognition, preview entry and Angel Art gift) and available at www.angelfood.org/angelart.
Richard Ayoub, Executive Director of Project Angel Food said, “Our organization needs over $10,000 each day to continue providing meals, and all proceeds from Angel Art directly fund the meal program. We are especially grateful to City National Bank for their support this year.”
Project Angel Food has served the community tirelessly for over twenty eight years, providing more than 10.5 million meals to those living with critical illness. The kitchen and staff prepare over 11,000 meals a week free of charge, and medically tailored to the requirements of clients living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, kidney failure, congestive heart disease and diabetes. The mission is one of love, to feed and nourish the sick as they fight their battle. Many of these clients are living well below the poverty line and Project Angel Food is the lifeline, filling a desperate need in all communities. The client base is testimony to this fact, 40% Latino, 30% African-American, 21% Caucasian, 5% Asian and 4% other.