Young New Yorkers Silent Art Auction

Celebrating the Art & Activism of Shepard Fairey

With 80+ Prolific International Street Artists

 

 On April 7, Shepard Fairey’s Art to Be Showcased at the Fourth Annual Silent Art Auction

to Fund Arts Programs for Teenagers Facing Criminal Charges as Adults in New York

March 16, 2016—A+E Studios, 160 West Broadway, New York, NY: Young New Yorkers (YNY), the nonprofit arts program for teenage New Yorkers, presents its fourth annual Silent Art Auction, hanging selected works of Shepard Fairey with 80 socially-conscious artists including Swoon, Gaia, and Ben Eine.

 

“I wholeheartedly support Young New Yorkers; not only as an art program and constructive alternative to teens being incarcerated, but it is also highly therapeutic. It builds problem solving skills that can boost self confidence and allow participants to feel more empowered to pursue their dreams as well as deal with their realities.”—Shepard Fairey

A selection of the artworks donated by Shepard Fairey.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the meaningful contributions that Shepard Fairey has made to the worlds of art and activism. The transformational nature of his work and life is an inspiration to many young New Yorkers.” —Rachel Barnard, Executive Director and Founder of Young New Yorkers

 

YOUNG NEW YORKERS: Young New Yorkers (YNY) provides court-mandated arts programs to justice involved young people in Brooklyn. New York is one of only two states in the U.S. that arrests and sentences 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. The criminal court gives eligible 16- and 17-year-old defendants the option to participate in a YNY program rather than spend time in jail, or incur other adult criminal justice sanctions. Upon successful completion of the program, a participant’s case is dismissed and sealed and they avoid a lifelong criminal record at as young as 16. To date, 100% of more than 250 participants have successfully graduated from YNY programs. YNY’s ultimate goal is to empower participants to transform the criminal justice system through their own creative voices.

 

PRESS CONTACT: Rachel Barnard, rachel@youngnewyorkers.org, (347) 720-0776

CURATORS: Lunar New Year, Ann Lewis, Maya Levin

 

SPONSORS: Scratch DJ Academy, Authentic Transport, Paddle8, Mana — Soho Crates, Nelson Seo, Sixpoint Brewery, Submittable, MOSH, All City Canvas, Balance Water, Cammisa Markel, Ceyala Brothers Gallery, GV Art Conservation, Industry City Distillery, Scott Rosenbaum / T. Edward Wines, Three Tiers Bakery, Tumblr

 

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A selection of the artwork being donated by Shepard Fairey to the Young New Yorkers Silent Art Auction.

Shepard Fairey

Natural Springs, 2015

Edition 6/6

Silkscreen on Wood Panel

18 x 24 in.

ABOVE, left

Shepard Fairey

Earth Crisis (Red), 2014 Edition 6/6

Silkscreen on Wood Panel

18 x 24 in.

BELOW, left

Shepard Fairey

Peace and Freedom Dove, 2014

Edition 6/6

Silkscreen on Wood Panel

18 x 24 in.

ABOVE, right

Shepard Fairey

Green Power, 2014

Edition 6/6

Silkscreen on Wood Panel

18 x 24 in.

BELOW, right