Jose Parla Hyper Text Send Off 3-8-13, 2013 Acrylic and mixed media on canvas Courtesy of the artist; Artist Rights Society, NY
KAWS Untitled (for BAM), 2013 Acrylic on paper Courtesy of the artist, Honor Fraser Gallery Los Angeles, and Perrotin Gallery, Paris/Hong Kong
Marilyn Minter Ball Spitter, 2012 C-print Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York
Cindy Sherman Untitled, 2010/2012 Color Photograph Courtesy of The artist and Metro Pictures, New York
David Benjamin Sherry Canyon of Lavender, New Mexico, 2012 Traditional Chromogenic Photograph Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, NYC
Cecily Brown Untitled, 2011 Watercolor and Gouache on Paper Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery, © Cecily Brown
Tara Donovan Untitled, 2009 Ink on paper Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery; © Tara Donovan
E.V. Day Giverny 2010, 2010-2011 Chromogenic archival print Courtesy of the artist and Carolina Nitsch
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BAMart Silent Auction with Paddle8

Two art world heavyweights collaborate to rethink the online auction

by James Thorne
on 17 April 2013

After nine years of hosting the BAMart Silent Auction, BAM has decided to team up with Paddle8 for the second time in a bidding session that innovates on the notion of an online auction. Arguably the internet's most forward-thinking auction house, Paddle8 is consistently impressive—and their collaboration with BAM is no exception.

Boasting big-name artists from José Parlá to Daniel Arsham, the event maintains prestige while giving collectors around the world the opportunity to join in. Co-chaired by Cindy Sherman, Beth Rudin DeWoody and Kathy Grayson, the auction goes to benefit BAM with a portion of the proceeds donated to NYFA's Emergency Relief Fund for artists affected by Hurricane Sandy.

An exhibition of the works will be held at The Hole gallery in Manhattan from 23-28 April 2013, although online bidding is open today, 17 April, at the dedicated auction page. For the space, Brooklyn-based artist Julia Chiang has created a bar—commissioned by Absolut Vodka—composed of beehives, a nod to the artist's series for the Brooklyn Grange Bees apiary. An iPad app has also been made to streamline the bidding process in real time.

Get a sense of the works that are available by taking a look at our slideshow—including pieces by Kaws, Cecily Brown, Tara Donovan, E.V. Day and more—and check out the full collection at Paddle8.

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