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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),

The Los Angeles Free Music Society At The Opening of Printed Matter’s L.A. Art Book Fair

29 Jan 2014

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Above: Extended Organ at Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, November 2013. L to R: Paul McCarthy, Joe Potts, Tom Recchion, Fredrik Nilsen, Alex Stevens. Photo: Danny Gromfin, courtesy of East of Borneo.

If you were looking for a reason to attend Printed Matter’s L.A. Art Book Fair (other than the thousands of amazing printed material), look no further. Presented by East of Borneo and The Box, The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS), “the seminal West Coast experimental music collective”, will be performing at the book fair’s opening on Thursday, January 30.

The night begins at 6pm with improvised music by John Wiese and Ted Byrnes. At 7pm, Extended Organ, a band composed of long-time Ballroom photographer Fredrik Nilsen and Comic Future artist Paul McCarthy will take the stage. Extended Organ also contains sound recordings by another Comic Future artist, Mike Kelley, who was a long-time member of the band before his death in 2012.

Finally, Airway, a noise orchestra created by Joe Potts in 1977 will perform at 8. For this special event, Airway will be composed of 16 on-stage musicians (including Nilsen and friend of Ballroom and Mike-Kelley-installation-expert, Dani Tull) and will also be joined by “Team Airway Japan”,