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Ballroom’s 2016 Benefit Auction is LIVE!

4 Nov 2016

Rashid Johnson The Crowd, 2016

Rashid Johnson
The Crowd, 2016

As part of our upcoming New York Gala honoring David Byrne and Jill Soloway, Ballroom Marfa and Paddle8 invite you to join us for an in-person and online benefit auction. Online bidding begins TODAY, Friday November 4, 2016, and closes at 10pm on Monday November 14. Bidding on select works will conclude as part of the live auction at the November 14 New York Gala. For details on specific lots, please visit Paddle8. The auction features works by John Baldessari, Larry Bell, Tara Donovan, Sam Falls, Loie Hollowell, Rashid Johnson, Paul McCarthy, Ed Ruscha, Yutaka Sone, Leo Villareal, Mary Weatherford, and more. See full list of available auction items by clicking here. All proceeds from the auction will support Ballroom Marfa as we continue to produce ambitious exhibitions; commission extraordinary works that are site-specific and site-inspired; enable profound cultural happenings and connections; and share the landscape of the Big Bend with a diversity of artists and musicians.
Larry Bell SF 6.16.12A, 2012

Larry Bell
SF 6.16.12A, 2012

Loie Hollowell Lingam Twist in Red and Green, 2016

Loie Hollowell
Lingam Twist in Red and Green, 2016

Mary Weatherford Union Avenue, 2012

Mary Weatherford
Union Avenue, 2012

Leo Villareal Target, 2016

Leo Villareal
Target, 2016

Michael Dopp Untitled, 2016

Michael Dopp
Untitled, 2016

Sam Falls Untitled (Absentee 2), 2013 Sam Falls
Untitled (Absentee 2),

Leo Villareal Launches The Bay Lights

4 Mar 2013

Ballroom contributing artist Leo Villareal‘s massive Bay Lights LED sculpture goes live tomorrow. Connersmith has everything you need to know on how to watch online or on scene …

CONNERSMITH is delighted to announce LEO VILLAREAL’S monumental LED sculpture, The Bay Lights, in San Francisco, CA.

The Bay Lights will go live on March 5th, 2013 at 8:30pm PST and be on view through 2015.

Grand Lighting ceremony online: CLICK HERE

Information on the artist: CLICK HERE

Villareal’s awe-inspiring Bay Lights sculpture will transform the western span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge in to the world’s largest LED light sculpture. Measuring over a mile and a half long, with 25,000 LED nodes affixed to nearly five miles’ worth of vertical suspension cables, Bay Lights is eight times the scale of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary lighting. The Bay Lights will be seen over 50 million people in the Bay Area with many more viewing it online nightly through 2015.

What’s Leo Villareal Been Up To Lately?

4 Feb 2013

In addition to his ongoing work with Ballroom’s Drive-In as a contributing artist, Leo Villareal continues to get up worldwide. Here’s a brief round-up:

Cylinder (2011) by Leo Villareal, at Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex Features

Cylinder (2011) by Leo Villareal, at Light Show, Hayward Gallery, London. Photograph: Ray Tang/Rex Features

• The Guardian brought a professional electrician to the Light Show exhibition at London’s Hayward Gallery. His assessment of Villareal’s Cylinder II was one of collegial respect:

“It really put a smile on my face – especially when I thought about how impossible it would be to install something like this in your own home. It must weigh a ton. You’d probably bring the ceiling down if you tried.”