Live Auction - Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913>>2013 Gala

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), Girl with Ball, 1961. Oil on canvas 60 1/4 x 36 ¼ inches. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Philip Johnson. © 2012 Estate of Roy Lichtenstein.
For the first time, this year's Gala will feature a live auction! Details about the available auction lots are below. If you are unable to attend the Gala but would still like to bid on an auction lot, please contact Ruth Richardson at 404-733-4557 or via e-mail.



Lot #1: Trip for four to New York City to visit artist studios with Michael Rooks*

Join Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, on a trip to New York to visit several leading contemporary artists in their studios. Artists under consideration are Paul Pfeiffer, Blake Rayne, Dana Schutz, Eve Sussman, Kara Walker, and Aaron Young, all of whom are featured in the upcoming exhibition Free Radicals.

The package includes:

  • Two nights' lodging for four people in New York
  • All meals from dinner the night of your arrival through lunch the day of departure, including two distinctive dining experiences
  • A gallery hop on the lower eastside
  • All ground transportation while in New York


Lot Value: $15,000

*Note: Airfare is not included in this package.



Lot #2: Travel to Germany with the High's Curator of Photography Brett Abbott for four days and nights (with an optional excursion to Düsseldorf)*

Join Brett Abbott to survey the exciting contemporary photography scene in Germany and to meet with some of today's most celebrated photographers. Artists under consideration for studio visits include world-renowned members of the Düsseldorf School of Photography, such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer, Thomas Demand, and Thomas Ruff. The trip will include stops at important galleries and collections.

Your package includes:

  • Four nights’ lodging for four people
  • All meals from dinner the night of your arrival through lunch the day of departure, including two distinctive dining experiences
  • All ground transportation while in Germany


Lot Value: $25,000

*Note: Airfare is not included in this package.



Lot #3: Trip for four to the Vernissage for the Venice Biennale with Michael Rooks, featuring Sarah Sze*

Join Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, on a trip to Venice like no other. Gain VIP access to the Vernissage, Biennale, and the opening party at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Enjoy art-filled encounters, dine at chic restaurants, and experience Venice at its best. Held every two years since the late nineteenth century, the Venice Biennale is the world's most prestigious contemporary art exhibition. The US is represented in 2013 by Sarah Sze, whose work is featured in the exhibition Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 >> 2013 opening October 13, 2012, at the High Museum of Art.

Your package includes:

  • Four nights' lodging for four people in Venice
  • VIP access to the Vernissage, Biennale, and the opening party at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • A special tour of the American Pavilion and Sarah Sze's installation and a tour of the Biennale
  • A tour of Francois Pinault's collection at The Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana
  • All meals from dinner the evening of your arrival through lunch the day of departure, including two distinctive dining experiences
  • All ground transportation while in Venice


Lot Value: $35,000

*Notes: Airfare is not included in this package. This trip is date specific: Vernissage: Wednesday, May 29–Friday, May 31; Opening Party: Saturday, June 1.