Black Lives Matter

BENEFIT TO SUPPORT THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT

June 19, 2020

As we find ourselves at this critical juncture for social change, we at Alexander Berggruen pledge to support the Black Lives Matter movement. We denounce racism and police violence. We grieve the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, Monika Diamond, Dominique Fells, George Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Tony McDade, Riah Milton, Nina Pop, Breonna Taylor, and too many others who have lost their lives to racist terror.

We are taking this time to consider how we can fight for racial justice. We pledge to listen, provide resources, and act in support of ending the institutionalized racism and systemic injustice that exists in the United States, including within the art world.

On this day, we would also like to honor Juneteenth. If you would like, please join us by signing the Black Lives Matter petition to “Make Juneteenth a National Holiday”:
https://blacklivesmatter.com/make-juneteenth-a-national-holiday/

We are pleased to announce a Benefit to Support the Black Lives Matter Movement. We are grateful to have partnered with artists Anne Buckwalter and Paul Kremer, who have each provided one painting for sale for this initiative. 100% of proceeds from these two works were donated to organizations of these two artists’ choosing, in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Anne Buckwalter Closer, 2020 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.) gouache on cradled birch panel

Anne Buckwalter
Closer, 2020
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)
gouache on cradled birch panel

Proceeds from Anne Buckwalter’s 2020 Closer were donated to The Audre Lorde Project. The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.

Paul Kremer Fold 2, 2020, acrylic on canvas

Paul Kremer
Fold 02, 2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm.)

Proceeds from Paul Kremer’s 2020 Fold 02 are for donation to The African American Policy Forum’s #SayHerName campaign. The #SayHerName campaign aims to bring awareness to the names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by racist police violence, and to provide support to their families.

Black Artist Fund logo

In addition, Alexander Berggruen is thankful to have been in conversation with artist Darryl Westly, whose paintings are included in our current online only group show, Animal Kingdom (June 26-August 29, 2020).

Darryl Westly is on the Decision and Accountability Board of the Black Artist Fund, launched by Claudia Eng with 10011 – magazine. We at Alexander Berggruen have donated to the Black Artist Fund and ask for your support as well. Your donation will help:

– Support individual Black artists
– Support Black art collectives
– Support Black art organizations in the United States

Donations to Black Artist Fund can be made here:
https://www.10011mag.co/donate

Art can be purchased for the Black Artist Fund’s cause here:
https://www.blackartistfund.org/art

We ask that you hold us to our commitment and hope that together we can positively impact the world around us. This is more than a moment–real change takes a sustained effort. If you have feedback for us, we would appreciate hearing from you.

To learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement, our ongoing list may serve as a starting place for education, engagement, and donation, at this critical juncture for social change:
https://alexanderberggruen.com/black-lives-matter/

For all inquiries, thoughts, and suggestions, please feel free to contact the gallery at: info@alexanderberggruen.com.

Thank you.

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