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07 Dec 2003

AUCTION SITE: The 2003 Summer Benefit Auction

Dec 7, 2003 At SITE Santa Fe

On July 12, 2003, SITE Santa Fe will hold AUCTION SITE: The 2003 Summer Benefit Auction, its first-ever art auction. Thirty-five internationally recognized, contemporary artists are participating in the event, which will have both live and silent auction components. Artists include Josef Albers, Linda Besemer, Sarah Charlesworth, Gregory Crewdson, Karin Davie, Thomas Demand, Teresita Fernández, Pia Fries, Andy Goldsworthy, Ann Hamilton, Mona Hatoum, Jim Hodges, Jenny Holzer, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, Tracey Moffatt, Shirin Neshat, Ernesto Neto, Nic Nicosia, Roxy Paine, Jack Pierson, Alan Rath, David Reed, Pipilotti Rist, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Paul Sarkisian, Peter Sarkisian, Gary Simmons, Valeska Soares, Robert Therrien, Fred Tomaselli & Rick Moody, Spencer Tunick, and Kara Walker.

Sotheby’s has taken a leadership role as Auction Sponsor for the event, and Jamie Niven will serve as auctioneer. Proceeds from the event will help support SITE Santa Fe’s 2003 programs and exhibitions, and will contribute to the ongoing campaign to match the prestigious Ford Foundation Challenge Grant, the funds from which will grow SITE Santa Fe’s endowment.

The weekend will kick off on Friday, July 11 with a public preview from 10 am to 4 pm. A private preview for benefit auction ticket holders will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm. On Saturday, July 12, ticket holders will have the chance to view the works at a second private preview from 10 am to 12 noon. The main event will begin at 5 pm with a Champagne and Caviar Preview Reception during which ticket holders will be able to bid on works in the silent auction and preview art in the live auction. The live auction will begin at 7 pm, and will include approximately 19 works by leading contemporary artists. Afterward, a dinner will be held at a private home for successful bidders, participating artists, and Sponsor Ticket holders.

The weekend promises to be a highlight of the lively Santa Fe summer social season, and the auction is expected to draw many important contemporary art collectors, a large number of whom own homes in Santa Fe. The date coincides with both the summer vacation season in Santa Fe and the biannual Santa Fe Art Fair–which will also draw major international collectors to town.


SITE Santa Fe’s 2003 Summer Benefit Auction Saturday, July 12, 2003


Auction Sponsor



Benefit Sponsor

Allene LaPides Gallery


Honorary Chairmen

Emily Fisher Landau

Nancy Magoon


Auction Chairmen

Louis Grachos

Jim Kelly


Benefit Chairmen

Linda Alexander

Eliza Lovett Randall

Dede Schuhmacher


Art Collectors’ Committee

Marlene Nathan Meyerson, CHAIRMAN

Brooke Aldridge

Cornelia Breyer

Frances Dittmer

Bobbie Foshay-Miller

Elizabeth Glassman

Megan Fox Kelly

Jeanne and Mickey Klein

Helen Kornblum

Ken Kuchin

Lara and Phillip Ladin

Betty Leonard

Nancy Magoon

Balene McCormick

Carol Neuberger

Jill Platt

Carol Prins

Cindy and Howard Rachofsky

Catherine Rose

Diane Rudy

Barbara Sahlman

Will Sahlman

Alice C. Simkins

Shari and Garen Staglin

A. Thomas Torres

Pat Whitman


Champagne and Caviar Committee

Eliza Lovett Randall, CHAIRMAN

Marlene Nathan Meyerson


Design Committee

Peter Vitale, CHAIRMAN

Mary Kehoe

Sana Morrow

Trish Witcher


Hospitality Committee

Madelin Coit

Betsy Levy Ehrenberg

Barbara Meyer


Invitation Committee

Madelin Coit


Underwriters’ Committee

Chase Ault & Tori Warner Shepard, CO-CHAIRMEN

Joan Brooks Baker

Suki Shepard

Benefit Underwriters

ART Santa Fe

EVO Gallery

Glorious Food

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art

Los Alamos National Bank

Gerald Peters Gallery

Karan Ruhlen Gallery

Wells Fargo Bank


Participating Artists

Josef Albers

Linda Besemer

Sarah Charlesworth

Gregory Crewdson

Karin Davie

Thomas Demand

Teresita Fernández

Pia Fries

Andy Goldsworthy

Ann Hamilton

Mona Hatoum

Jim Hodges

Jenny Holzer

Ellsworth Kelly

Agnes Martin

Tracey Moffatt

Shirin Neshat

Ernesto Neto

Nic Nicosia

Roxy Paine

Jack Pierson

Alan Rath

David Reed

Pipilotti Rist

Ed Ruscha

Tom Sachs

Paul Sarkisian

Peter Sarkisian

Gary Simmons

Valeska Soares

Robert Therrien

Fred Tomaselli & Rick Moody

Spencer Tunick

Kara Walker

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