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Postcards from the Edge benefit sale this weekend

Visual AIDS Benefit Preview Party
6-8pm Friday 9 January 2009
Metro Pictures - 519 West 24th Street, New York NY

Visual AIDS Benefit Sale
12-6 Saturday 10 January 2009
Metro Pictures - 519 West 24th Street, New York NY

This Friday from 6-8 PM, Visual AIDS, an organization working to increase and support dialog between AIDS research and activism and the visual arts, is hosting a preview party for its annual Benefit Sale at Metro Pictures. Aside from giving visitors a chance to see the 1,600 original postcard sized-works going on sale the following night, the hosts on Friday will also raffle off a chance to select and keep any one of the postcards on view, as well as offer viewers access to a separate silent art auction, as well as a handful of parallel benefit sales. As for the sale on Saturday, Visual AIDS has again assembled a monumental list on artist contributors, and is offering the small works for $75 each (with a work free to those who purchase four).

Some of the artists who have donated work include: Vito Acconci, Ida Applebroog, David Armstrong, John Baldessari, Barton Lidice Benes, Nayland Blake, Ross Bleckner, Patty Chang, Marcel Dzama, Tony Feher, Adam Fuss, Ann Hamilton, Jane Hammond, Mary Heilmann, Arturo Herrera, Alfredo Jaar, Emily Jacir, John Kelly, Jeff Koons, Louise Lawler, Glenn Ligon, Kalup Linzy, Robert Longo, Yuri Masnyi, McDermott & McGough, Barry McGee, Julie Mehretu, Marilyn Minter, Slava Mogutin, Yoko Ono, Catherine Opie, Paul Pfeiffer, Jack Pierson, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Joel Shapiro, Kate Shepherd, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Annie Sprinkle, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Kara Walker, John Waters, Carrie Mae Weems, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, T.J. Wilcox, Fred Wilson and more.