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a BOONE for Harlem Auction
June 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join Anthony E. Boone, Creative Art Works and Harlem Auctions for a night of art, inspiration and investment towards the empowerment of under-resourced youth.
Continuing on the high of his collaborative work with the Harlem Art Fair, The Bowery Hotel and Art in Flux Harlem, abstract expressionist and mixed media artist, Anthony E. Boone will be hosting his first private auction, A Boone in Harlem, with non-profit arts organization, Creative Art Works at Cheri on June 23, 2015 from 6 to 9 pm.
This private auction will be auctioning a total of five pieces, including the beloved, 2011, The Devil’s Rock, as well as a couple of surprise items courtesy of companies including Arizona. A portion of sales from the auction will go to the continued support of Creative Art Works
Created in 1986, arts organization, Creative Art Works provides New York City, under-resourced, youth with personal art skills through free classes, community art-making events, and large-scale community art pieces. By cultivating these spaces, Creative Art Works allows for youth to not only learn about and/or create art, but also engage with other youth in the arts, as well as the surrounding communities. Creative Art Works is considered a respected gem in the youth arts community, and it is for that reason, Anthony Boone feels inspired to collaborate with them.
Boone began to delve into painting and sculpture in 2005 he credits his seamstress mother, Patricia A. Boone for his artistic instincts and his father, contractor James E. Boone, for his craftsmanship and drive. Boone has publicly stated that it was “his drive, ambition, and an olive branch”, more than anything, that afforded him opportunities to have the resources to create. His work is represented in various Harlem establishments
Harlem holds great sentiment for Boone, as it was one of the first areas to provide a great foundation for his work to be shared and well-received. As a result, Boone felt Harlem would be the best place to hold the auction in an effort to show appreciation to the Harlem arts community, as well as create an investment space for young artists.