Amid the ongoing pandemic and nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd, diverse organizations are requesting donations to aid their respective causes. Artists are also releasing original artworks to stir up support with proceeds from their sales to benefit justice organizations, COVID-19 relief funds, and more.
Christian Rex van Minnen is auctioning a lithograph to aid funding for Mama Safia’s Kitchen, Bodega Rose is raising money for the COVID Bail Out Fund by raffling off an Air Jordan 1 vase, Ryan Travis Christian is auctioning a print to support various justice organizations amid George Floyd protests, Sotheby’s Hong Kong has teamed up with AllRightsReserved for a contemporary online auction aiding COVID-19 relief efforts, and JIGGY Originals has released a new series of 500-piece jigsaws that feature hand-drawn and painted work from artists to benefit the Artist Relief Fund.
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Christian Rex van Minnen Them New Thought Motherf*ckers Lithograph
Release Date: Available for auction on van Minnen’s Instagram until 5 p.m. EDT
Release Price: Starting at $1,450 USD
Christian Rex van Minnen is auctioning a 10-color stone lithograph titled Them New Thought Motherf*ckers to support the owner of Mama Safia’s Kitchen in Minneapolis, Safia Munye. Her business, among others, was destroyed during last week’s George Floyd protests. “But this can be replaced,” Munye said. “George’s life cannot. George’s life was more important.” van Minnen is donating 100 percent of the print sales to Save Mama Safia’s Kitchen’s GoFundMe. The numbered and signed print is available in an edition of 40.
Bodega Rose Air Jordan 1 “Travis Scott” Vase
Release Date: Tickets can be purchased on Bodega Rose’s website until June 5 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
Release Price: Each raffle ticket costs $20 USD
New York-based design studio Bodega Rose is raffling off an Air Jordan 1 “Travis Scott”-inspired vase to aid medically vulnerable people who are currently being held in jails throughout New York. All of the proceeds from the raffle will go towards the COVID Bail Out Fund, which provides bail and comprehensive post-release support, such as shelter and food, to those in need of its help. The winner of the raffle will be emailed and announced on Bodega Rose’s Instagram.
Ryan Travis Christian Charity Print
Release Date: Available for auction on Christian’s Instagram until 6 p.m. EDT
Release Price: Starting at $3,000 USD
Chicago-born artist Ryan Travis Christian is auctioning off a print to support the end of police violence and white supremacy through organizations like Assata’s Daughters, Circles & Ciphers, Black Lives Matter Chicago and more. Christian’s charcoal print depicts a 1930s-inspired cartoon enamored by an explosion. Proceeds from the print sale will be distributed evenly among the aforementioned charities. A collector is matching the winning bid by 200 percent.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong and AllRightsReserved COVID-19 Charity Auction
Release Date: The auction will be open for bidding on Sotheby’s website from June 8, 10 p.m. EDT until June 15, 11 p.m. EDT
Release Price: TBD
Sotheby’s Hong Kong has teamed up with AllRightsReserved for the latest installment of its Contemporary Showcase online auction series. Highlights of the auction include limited-edition collectibles and original artworks from the likes of KAWS, Verdy, Yu Nagaba, David Shrigley, Joan Cornellà and more. All of the auction’s proceeds will go to Tung Wah Group of Hospitals’ “Share Love & Fight the Epidemic” donation campaign for COVID-19 relief.
JIGGY Originals Hand-Painted Puzzles
Release Date: Available for auction on JIGGY Puzzle’s website
Release Price: Starting at $115 USD
Puzzle producer JIGGY has enlisted New York-based creatives for a new series of 500-piece jigsaws that feature hand-drawn and painted work. Each artist’s contribution is a one-off piece of art that also functions as a usable puzzle. The latest round of JIGGY Originals includes Futura’s signature splashy graffiti-rooted design. Other puzzles feature the works of Mike Perry, Mel Reese, Eric Inkala, among others. Proceeds, except for Futura’s sale, will directly benefit the Artist Relief Fund, which keeps working artists afloat in a time of crisis.