There’s a special auction tonight in Manhattan of art produced by NYC art students who lost everything in a fire at the Pratt Institute last month. The flames at the world famous Brooklyn school destroyed their sketches, brushes, easels, finished work, even family photographs being used as inspriration for artwork. In an example of camaraderie and helping your neighbor that New York City is famous for, the auction is being held at NYC’s competing art and design school, Parsons the New School for Design.
Some of the artwork being auctioned is water-damaged by the fire, which was caused by an electrical problem. Other work is new, created by the student artists since the fire. All is by students from within the School of Art, Media and Technology (AMT) at Parsons. Early bidding starts at 6 PM and open silent auction from 7-9 PM, and there is complimentary wine and snacks. Who knows, you might be buying a future Picasso or Lichtenstein. The show and auction is at 25 East 13th street, NRM Gallery, Fine Arts (4th Floor)