***YTWWN NOTE: This is an ad. not a post. I have a few people on here trying to send out press releases which won’t happen, but how can I say no to supporting this:
If you are in LA get down to this:
“F%#k Cancer We Love Justin”
Silent art auction to benefit Justin Van Hoy
Friday, June 5th 2009
7:00 – 10:00 PM
510 South Hewitt Street, #506 (5th floor) Los Angeles, CA 90013
Poketo studio will be holding a silent art auction titled, “F%#k Cancer We Love Justin” to benefit the recovery of artist Justin Van Hoy, who has been battling cancer for the second time. Over forty renowned Los Angeles artists will be donating their work including artists Shepard Fairey, Saelee Oh, Chris Bettig, Tim Biskup, Caroline Hwang, Travis Millard, Sumi Ink Club, and prints from Mike Giant, Dalek, Saber, Jim Houser, and more.
With a growing number of artists joining the benefit daily, participating patrons will have a rare opportunity to bid amongst a remarkable selection of original pieces. All proceeds made will go directly to support Justin Van Hoy and family. The day of the auction will be part of a joint effort across the nation to honor and encourage Justin, who has been been battling Leukemia. Those unfamiliar with Justin might not be as distant from him as perceived. As the art director for SWINDLE magazine, and contributor of works for artists and brands such as OBEY, Roger Gastman, Cobra Snake and more, Justin’s distinct and captivating art work has been feeding our creative hunger for years. All are welcome to the event to acknowledge Justin and those who have been affected by cancer.
Auction will be from 7-9 PM, winning bidders receive art by 10 PM. Cash or check only. No credit cards will be accepted.
Complimentary food and drink provided by Poketo and Spitz.
List of contributing artists: Shepard Fairey, Saelee Oh, Jeana Sohn, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Marco Zamora, Ye Rin Mok, Studio Number One, Sumi Ink Club, Chris Bettig, Sarajo Frieden, Kim Buzzelli, Sheli Ben Ner, Casey Ryder, Saejeen Oh, Skyrocket Studios, Ashkahn, Leah Chun, Bill McRight, Josh Hart, Derek Albeck, Ernesto Yerena, Jesselisa Moretti, Kristian Henson, Zach Gibson, Anne Keehn, Jeremy Baker, Phillip Lumbang, Matt Goldman, Florencio Zavala, Marissa Textor, Jordan Isip, Damion Silver, Josh Cochran, Caroline Hwang, Amanda Visell, David Weidman, Katsuo Design, Jared Purrington, Blake E. Marquis, Michael Coleman, Ryan Callis, Jason Filipow, Tim Biskup… ALSO, goods from Poketo, Obey Clothing, and prints from Mike Giant, Dalek, Saber, Jim Houser, and more.
Poketo is a designer of limited edition art products, accessories, apparel, and decor. Founded by Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo promotes the work of top international artists through beautiful, accessible art objects: wallets, apparel, stationery, housewares, design objects, prints, and more. Through functional, design-driven wares, Poketo takes art off of gallery walls and makes them part of your everyday life.