Now in its 24th year, Project Angel Food’s Angel Art is one of the nation’s premier art auctions featuring donated works by preeminent and emerging contemporary artists for silent and live auction. Since its inception, Angel Art has raised over $11.6 million for Project Angel Food’s free, nutritious meal delivery program. Angel Art 2019 will be hosted by United Talent Agency at the UTA Gallery in Beverly Hills on Thursday, May 9.
Angel Art is attended by Project Angel Food stakeholders, entertainment and business executives, philanthropists and art collectors. The evening opens with a VIP cocktail viewing reception and concludes with the live auction. Hosted by China Chow, Angel Art 2018 raised over $443,000 – funding 88,600 meals for men, women and children living with life-threatening illnesses.
Notable artists, galleries and collectors donate art for auction with pieces selling well above estimate. Previous Angel Art benefits have included major works by Catherine Opie, Charles Arnoldi, John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, Chuck Close, Matthew Chambers, Frank Gehry, Alexandra Grant, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Alex Israel, Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Alex Kroll, Jorge Pardo, Anthony Pearson, Raymond Pettibon, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Kenny Scharf, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, William Wegman among many others.
Angel Art attracts strong celebrity support. Past attendees include Jane Lynch, Charlie Sheen, Adrien Brody, Ryan Murphy, Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, George Clooney, Marianne Williamson, Tom Ford, Molly Shannon, Eric McCormack and Naomi Watts to name a few. Photographer Richard Misrach, whose work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, and whom the Wall Street Journal calls “the most interesting and original American photographer of his generation,” considers Angel Art, “THE standard of art auctions.”