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MOCAD Hosts 13th Annual Gala and Art Auction to Support New Exhibits

Published October 16, 2019 by

MOCAD hosted its 13th Annual Gala and Benefit Art Auction to raise money for future exhibits.

By Rachel Pepe

Photography by Quinn Banks

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit hosted its 13th Annual Gala and Benefit Art Auction on Oct. 11, providing guests the opportunity to bid on pieces.

The artwork up for auction showcased a number of contemporary artists from around the world, with many from Metro Detroit. Proceeds from the auction will be used to help the museum continue bringing in rotating exhibits.

During the event, MOCAD previewed two of three new exhibits — “Richard Prince: Portraits” and “Robolights Detroit.”

The exhibits were available for one night only and will be unveiled to the public on Oct. 25.

“Richard Prince: Portraits” was curated by MOCAD Executive Director Elysia Borowy-Reeder. The exhibit is a collection of portraits that were originally posted by people on Instagram.

“Prince is an avid collector, committed to chronicling American subculture perspectives,” the MOCAD website states.

“Robolights Detroit” is a futuristic exhibit by artist Kenny Irwin Jr. that he created as a small-scale version of his 35-year project in California.

See more photos in the gallery above.

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