Photographers For Friends, an event benefiting Friends In Deed, a not-for- profit whose mission is to provide pragmatic, emotional and spiritual support for those affected by life threatening illness. Friends in Deed, a crisis center founded by Mike Nichols and which has been putting on stellar photo auctions since 1991, when Richard Avedon acted as their first chairman.
The event coincides with the 20th anniversary of Friends In Deed, and consists of a live and silent auction of photographic works by some of the genre’s most celebrated and admired names such as Patrick DeMarchelier, Todd Eberle, Ron Galella, Bobby Grossman, Justen Ladda, Annie Leibowitz, Wayne Maser, Craig McDean, McDermott & McGough, Marilyn Minter, James Nares, Jack Pierson, Kate Simon, Kiki Smith, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Ellen Von Unwerth, Bruce Weber, Christopher Wool, Herb Ritts and more. Photographers For Friends 2011 will also feature photographs by Diane Arbus, Elliott Erwitt, Robert Mapplethorpe, Steven Meisel, Francesco Scavullo, Bert Stern, and Billy Sullivan. Contributions will be curated by Charles Churchward, Charles Cowles, Beth de Woody, Stephen Frailey, Philip Gefter, and Jane Holzer. The 2011 Photographers For Friends event, will take place at Phillips de Pury & Company auction house on Wednesday, June 1, 2011/ 6:30pm and will be the first outside event to take place at their new 57th Street location. Simon de Pury will be the auctioneer.
Friends In Deed – The Crisis Center for Life-Threatening Illness – was founded in 1991 by Mike Nichols and Cynthia O’Neal because of an urgent need. The epidemics of AIDS and cancer were raging – and overwhelmed doctors did not have any time for the emotional and spiritual needs of their patients. Friends In Deed was created to fill this void. Since that time thousands and thousands have come to Friends In Deed newly diagnosed with a life-threatening illness… exhausted from care-giving… and heartbroken over the death of someone they loved. They arrive frightened, powerless, overwhelmed and alone. Friends In Deed provides a safe space where they can ease the fear and reconnect to their own resources and to a sense of possibility. All services are provided free of charge.
Tickets: $100. Contact: 1-800-996-5433 or [email protected]
Cocktails and Auction
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Phillips de Pury & Company
450 Park Avenue (@ 57th Street)
New York, NY 10022