Taryn Simon, Folder: Abandoned buildings & towns, 2012, archival inkjet print, 47 × 62 inches (119.4 × 157.5 cm) © Taryn Simon.

John Currin, Shio Kusaka, Jean Pigozzi, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Taryn Simon, Lawrence Weiner, Jonas Wood, and Christopher Wool all have works in the "Free Arts NYC Annual Art Auction," honoring Taryn Simon, at 2 East 79th Street, New York, New York.

Cocktails and silent auction take place Wednesday, April 26, 6–8:30PM ET.

Free Arts NYC's 18th Annual Art Auction honors Taryn Simon for her work with Free Arts's Teens Program. All proceeds benefit Free Arts NYC’s mission to empower underserved youth through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed.

About Taryn Simon
Taryn Simon (b. 1975) is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, text, sculpture and performance. Guided by an interest in systems of categorization and classification, her practice involves extensive research into the power and structure of secrecy and the precarious nature of survival. Simon’s works have been the subject of exhibitions at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen (2016–17), The Albertinum, Dresden (2016), Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (2016), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2016), Jeu de Paume, Paris (2015), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); Tate Modern, London (2011); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2011); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007).

Permanent collections include Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, the Guggenheim Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her work was included in the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). Simon’s installation, An Occupation of Loss (2016), co-commissioned by the Park Avenue Armory and Artangel, premiered in New York in 2016. The sculpture will be installed in an outdoor space in London in 2017. Simon is a graduate of Brown University and a Guggenheim Fellow. She lives and works in New York.

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