Pray for Japan Silent Auction at Con Artist Gallery
It’s hard to believe that the devastating earthquake that ripped through Japan happened exactly one year ago, with residents today still recovering from the disaster. To commemorate the one-year anniversary, Con Artist Gallery is hosting a 4-day fundraiser. 12oz stopped by Opening Reception yesterday night, where artists pitched in by donating pieces for a silent auction.
Among the contributors was Mark Batty Publisher, who donated a slew of books including signed copies of Remo Camerota’s Graffiti Japan and Drainspotting. As the first English-language book devoted to Japanese graf, Graffiti Japan is sure to be a hot ticket during the auction. Some of Camerota’s photography was on display as well. The fundraiser will run through Sunday, with all proceeds going to Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund. For more info, click here.
The Pray for Japan silent auction is open now through Sunday, March 11th. Con Artist Gallery is located at 157 Suffolk Street.
Text and Photo: Steven Lau