4th Annual Contemporary Art Auction. November 8th, 2008. Andy Warhol’s iconic Pop Art Campbell’s soup can is the inspiration behind the 4th Annual Contemporary Art Auction and Dinner to be held November 8th, 2008 at the Margulies Art warehouse to benefit the Lotus House Women’s Shelter and other initiatives of The Sundari Foundation, Inc. Inspired by the well-known work of art, this year’s event will feature a Pop Art, l960’s "soup kitchen" with an upscale twist. Art enthusiasts are invited to step back in time to the l960’s when social cause and commentary mixed with classic Americana to give birth to the contemporary Pop Art Movement, launching today’s astronomical contemporary art market and Warhol's reputation as the most-renowned American pop artist.
Featuring an exciting culinary adventure amidst the extraordinary sculpture exhibition of the Margulies Art Warehouse, the auction will highlight contemporary artworks donated by prominent artists from around the world to benefit the Lotus House Women’s Shelter.
The Sundari Foundation is a non-profit, non-denominational, public charity dedicated to promoting the education, advancement and social inclusion of poor, disadvantaged and homeless women and children. The Sundari Foundation founded Lotus House in 2006 as a prototype resource center and transitional housing facility for homeless women in the heart of the historic African American district of Overtown, one of Miami’s poorest neighborhoods. Unique in Miami-Dade County, Lotus House includes a special wing for pregnant homeless women and their infants, with a full range of support services.
The Lotus House serves women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, whether due to domestic violence, untreated mental illness, medical crisis, disabilities, loss of employment, or other economic reasons. Women come to the Lotus House by word of mouth and referral from temporary shelters, safe houses, rehab centers, hospitals, and straight off the streets. The Lotus House provides free housing for up to a year for women and their infants, meals, clothing and other basic human services. The shelter provides access to a wide range of support services and resources such as individual and group counseling, medical and mental healthy care, social services advocacy, job training and placement day care, housings assistance and post-exit follow-up.
Christies of New York and Miami will serve as auctioneers. Sponsors include Christies, Black Rock and Art Miami, the city’s long running contemporary art fair, AXA Art Insurance, Don and Audre Carlin, Bank of America, Singer Xenos Wealth Management, and Louis Wolfson III/Pinnacle Housing.
Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
591 NW 27th Street
Miami, FL 33127