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2019 Benefit Art Auction

November 16, 2019

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Ellen-Blair Chube and Matthew Yates
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Eric and Liz Lefkofsky
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Gary Metzner and Madeleine Grynsztejn
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Larry Gagosian and Ken Griffin
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Larry Gagosian and Madeleine Grynsztejn
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Oliver Barker, Madeleine Grynsztejn and Ken Griffin
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Braxton Black
Cari and Michael Sacks
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Madeleine Grynsztejn, Michael O'Grady and Cari Sacks
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Braxton Black
Michael Darling and Ellen-Blair Chube
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Brittany Sowacke
Naomi Beckwith
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Artist Nick Cave and Desiree Rogers
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Rene Alphonse and Nicola Idehen
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Nickol and Darrel Hackett
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Brittany Sowacke
Oliver Barker and Cari Sacks
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Madeleine Grynsztejn and Cari Sacks
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Tom Shapiro and Madeleine Grynsztejn
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Brittany Sowacke
Rebekah Shalit
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Brittany Sowacke
Michelle Holland
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Brittany Sowacke
Brenda Jacobsen
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Brittany Sowacke
Gary Metzner and Sara Albrecht
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Claire and Michael O'Grady
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Brittany Sowacke
Claire O'Grady, Pamela and Marquis Miller, Michael O'Grady
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Greg Malinowski and artist Brendan Fernandes
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Jana Hees
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Lauren Wittles and Valerie Carberry
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Liza Sweitzer and Denise Dayan
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Brittany Sowacke
Stephen Keith, Phyllis Lockett, Helene Gayle, Terry Peterson
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Brittany Sowacke
Lindsey Axel and Steuart Dyer
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Imanuel Aguilar and artist Alex Chitty
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Sunih and Shabium Sanghvi
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Anne Kaplan, Cari Sacks, Dia Weil, Madeleine Grynsztejn
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Anne Kaplan and Dia Weil
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Madeleine Grynsztejn and Penny Pritzker
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Emma Ejutemieden
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
Melissa and Colin Lord
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Oliver Barker
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Braxton Black
Brendan Fernandes
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Braxton Black
Oliver Barker
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Braxton Black
Marilyn Fields and Nick Cave
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Braxton Black
Cari Sacks
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Braxton Black
Oliver Barker
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Braxton Black
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Brittany Sowacke
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Brittany Sowacke
MCA 2019 Benefit Art Auction. © MCA Chicago. Photo by Marcello Rodarte

Press images

A pixelated green lattice against a black background creates an effect like a mass of land on a map. A neon green swirl enters the image from the right side.
Jacqueline Humphries, Untitled, 2019. Oil on linen. 38 × 40 inches (96.5 × 101.6 cm); unique
Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
An abstract composition shows two black-and-white curved shapes with accents of primary colors against a more rigid background of mint green and black.
Charline von Heyl, Long Swim Home, Girl, 2019. Acrylic and fabric on linen. 60 × 50 inches (152.4 × 127 cm); unique
Courtesy of the artist; Petzel, New York; and Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago
A mosaic artwork uses muted tones including yellow, blue, red, and black. The black tiles create the general shape of a square, robot-like face.
Rashid Johnson, Untitled Broken Men, 2019. Ceramic tile, mirror tile, spray enamel, oil stick, black soap, and wax. 50 × 38 ¼ x 2 ½ inches (127 × 97.1 × 6.4 cm); unique
Courtesy of the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Two humanoid figures wearing elaborate costumes stand, one facing you and one facing away. One wears a light pink costume and the other wears a vivid green, purple, and blue costume.
Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2011. Mixed media including beaded and sequined garments, fabric, metal, and mannequin. 99 × 26 × 15 inches (251.5 × 66 × 38.1 cm); unique
Courtesy of Nick Cave, Facility Foundation, and Jack Shainman Gallery
Theaster Gates
(American, b. 1973)
Civil Tapestries IV, 2011
Decommissioned hoses and wood 50 × 28 × 2 inches (127 × 71.1 × 5.1 cm); unique

Private collection
An organically shaped pink canvas is decorated with circles of varying sizes and fanciful colors like neon green, lilac, and goldenrod.
Howardena Pindell, Carnival: Rio Samba School, Brazil, 2018–19. Mixed media on canvas. 41 × 83 inches (104.1 × 210.8 cm). Signed and dated, verso. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
A vertical image shoes two tower-like shapes, one red and one purple. They are abstract but gruesome, resembling a wound or something rotting.
Sam Gilliam, B Series 6, 2015. Pigment-based ink on handmade paper. 53 × 27 ½ inches (134.6 × 69.9 × 3.8 cm); framed: 55 × 29 ½ x 1 ½ inches (140 × 74.9 × 3.8 cm); unique
Courtesy of Kenneth C. Griffin
A collaged artwork consists of more than a dozen human figures and faces against a dark background. They are illustrated in a childish fashion.
Richard Prince, Untitled, 2018. Oil stick, collage, acrylic, charcoal, gel medium, and ink-jet on canvas. 62 ¾ x 61 ¼ inches (159.4 × 155.6 cm); unique
Courtesy of Richard Prince and Gagosian
A dark-haired person with glasses and a goatee holds a small dog. Their photo appears against a background of vividly colored smiling daisies.
Takashi Murakami, Commission portrait. 60 inches (150 cm) diameter; edition 1 of 1 + 1 artist’s proof. *representative image and work
Takashi MURAKAMI, “POM & ME” 2012; Acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas; 23 ½ inches (60 cm) diameter; edition 1 of 1 +1 artist’s proof. © 2012 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Courtesy of Perrotin
Lisa Yuskavage, The Gobbler, 2013. Pastel over unique ink-jet ground on rag paper. 44 × 44 inches (111.8 × 111.8 cm); framed: 48 ½ x 50 7/8 × 2 3/8 inches (123.2 × 129.2 × 6) cm; unique
Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner
Friedrich Kunath, If I Don’t See You Again, 2018. Acrylic, oil, and colored pencil on canvas
64 × 46 inches (162.6 × 116.8 cm); unique

Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo
Lorna Simpson, Night Light, 2019. Ink and screenprint on gessoed fiberglass. 75 ½ x 59 × 1 3/8 inches (191.8 × 150 × 3.5 cm); unique
Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Two black figures with human bodies and dog heads appear on a patterned background of green, red, yellow, orange, and blue diamonds and section of green, light green, and blue-printed fabric.
Yinka Shonibare, CBE, Creatures of the Mappa Mundi—Gigantes, 2018. Patchwork, appliqué, embroidery, and Dutch wax printed cotton textile. 55 ½ x 47 5/8 inches (141 × 121 cm); framed: 61 5/8 × 54 5/8 inches (156.5 × 138.7 cm); unique. Commissioned by Meadow Arts for Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, UK
Copyright Yinka Shonibare CBE. Courtesy of the artist, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, and James Cohan Gallery, New York
Petra Cortright, “American Buffalo”/ “barely legal”CHATEAU YON FIGEAC_, 2019. Digital painting on Belgian linen. 68 5/8 × 48 ½ x 1 ¼ inches (174.3 × 123.2 × 3.2 cm); framed: 69 3/8 × 49 ¼ x 1 ¾ inches (176.2 × 125.1 × 4.4 cm); unique
Gift of the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles
Mariela Scafati Cardo, 2019 Sweater, soga, hierro [Sweater, rope, iron] 51 × 19 × 16 ½ inches; unique
Courtesy of Mariela Scafati and Galeria Isla Flotante
Firelei Baez, Untitled, 2019
Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago
Michele Abeles, 8, 2018
Courtesy of the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London
Virgil Abloh, “DOMINO EFFECT,” 2018
Courtesy of Virgil Abloh
Terry Adkins, Untitled (Metal Music Box Disc Print), 2001
Courtesy the Estate of Terry Adkins and Lévy Gorvy, New York
Farah Al Qasimi, Bird Market, 2018
Courtesy of the artist, The Third Line, Dubai, and Helena Anrather Gallery
Jonathas de Andrade, O espirito das águas 3/The water spirits 3, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Alexander and Bonin, New York
Jonathas de Andrade, O espirito das águas 7/The water spirits 7, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Alexander and Bonin, New York
Kathryn Andrews, Hollywood Dahlia, 2019
Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Edgar Arceneaux, Greenleaf on Evidence, 2019
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Iván Argote, Antipodos, 2019
Courtesy of Perrotin & Iván Argote
Michael Armitage, Study, 2012
Courtesy of the artist and White Cube, London
John Baldessari, Crowds with Shape of Reason Missing: Example 3, 2012
Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago
Iris Bernblum, Pretty Baby, 2018
Courtesy of the artist and Aspect/Ratio, Chicago
Andrea Bowers, Sisters be Strong (Posada Broadside Series), 2019
Courtesy of the artist, Andrew Kreps, and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Kwame Brathwaite, Untitled (Brenda Deaver at AJASS Studios), c. 1965; printed 2018
Courtesy of the artist and Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles
Elijah Burgher, BotD (Love Machine), 2015
Courtesy of the artist and Western Exhibitions, Chicago
Miriam Cahn, blick auf den menschen, 1999
Courtesy of Galerie Jocelyn Wolff and the artist
Brian Calvin, Another Huddle, 2019
Courtesy of the artist, Anton Kern Gallery, New York; and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago
Jessica Campbell, Sombreness Sunlit, 2018
Courtesy of the artist and Western Exhibitions, Chicago
Judy Chicago, Birth Trinity, 1985
Courtesy of the artist, Salon 94, and Jessica Silverman Gallery
Alex Chitty, Dapple-grey (string painting), 2016
Courtesy of the artist and PATRON, Chicago
Katy Cowan, (corresponding fluctuations; light and shadow; river) Position, 2019
Courtesy of the artist and Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles
Julia Dault, Nicholas Krushenick Variation 19 (pile up the image), 2014/2018
Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen
Simon Denny, Centralized vs Decentralized Conway’s Game of Life Box Lid Overprint: 1978, 2018
Courtesy of Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne/New York
Brendan Fernandes, As One II, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago
Hal Fischer, American, b. 1950
Street Fashion: Jock, from the series Gay Semiotics, 1977/2016
Carbon pigment prints on Canson Photo Gloss Premium RC paper in handmade case with denim covering
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of Albert A. Robin by exchange, 2015.12.20

Donated by the artist, courtesy of Project Native Informant
Judith Geichman, Untitled, 2018
Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago
Sonia Gomes, Bálsamo, 2019
Courtesy of Mendes Wood DM São Paulo, Brussels, New York, and the artist
Dan Gunn, Rose Setting, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago
Trulee Hall, Yolks and Pokes (Fertile Basket), 2018
Courtesy of the artist and Maccarone
Ross Hansen, Chair, 2019
Courtesy of Ross Hansen and Volume Gallery
Matthew Angelo Harrison, Dark Silhouette: Serene Gaze, 2019
Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery
Erin Hayden, waiting., 2019
Courtesy of the artist and Aspect/Ratio, Chicago
John Henderson, Untitled painting, 2017
Courtesy of Perrotin & John Henderson
Federico Herrero, Untitled, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Sies + Hoke, Dusseldorf
Leslie Hewitt, Color Study_02, 2018
Courtesy of Perrotin & Leslie Hewitt
Paul Heyer, Lamppost (Me), 2019
Courtesy of the artist and Night Gallery
David Hockney, Five Candles, 2011
Courtesy of Richard Gray Gallery
Andrew Holmquist, Strong LQQKS (Private Eye), 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
John Houck, Sentinel, 2018
Donated by Kenneth C. Griffin, courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery
Pierre Huyghe, Timekeeper, 2016
Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Emily Jacir, Where we come from (Maha), 2001–03
Courtesy of Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Arthur Jafa, Screen Shot, 2017; printed 2019
Courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York/Rome
Stanya Kahn, Die Nazi Scum, 2018
Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles
James Krone, Mondycanism, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and M. LeBlanc, Chicago
José Lerma, Nunquam Prandium Liberum, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago
Matt Lipps, Pulse, 2019
Courtesy of the artist, Jessica Silverman Gallery, and Marc Selwyn Fine Art
Basim Magdy, The Cautious Passing of Light Through Endless Layers of Forgiveness, 2014
Courtesy the artist and Gypsum Gallery, Cairo
Calvin Marcus, blue devil, 2019
Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Eva and Franco Mattes, Nyla Cheeky, 2006
Courtesy of the artists and Postmasters Gallery; Published by Jean-Yves Noblet Contemporary Prints
Danny McDonald, Tree Stand, Scythe Handle & Extraterrestrial, 2016
Courtesy of the artist and Maccarone
Joshua Nathanson, Spray, 2019
Courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul
Ernesto Neto, Entre Brancusi e a Jibóia (Between Brancusi and Jibóia), 2016
Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery New York/Los Angeles
William J. O’Brien, Untitled, 2017
Courtesy of the artist; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen; and Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
B. Ingrid Olson, Split Wedge, Looped Fold, 2019
Courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal Gallery
Catherine Opie, Untitled #6 (Chicago), 2004
Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Trevor Paglen, Dancing Rocks, Navajo Nation Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT), 2016
Courtesy of the artist; Metro Pictures, New York; and Altman Siegel, San Francisco
Naudline Pierre, The Dove, 2019
Courtesy of the artist and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles
Pope.L, Flint Water, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo), Trigger (Amadeo Rossi .38 special) (permanently disabled by Colonial Shooting Academy), 2018
Courtesy of the artist and Overduin & Co., Los Angeles
Christina Quarles, Fer Awhile, 2019
Courtesy of the artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery and Regen Projects
Torbjørn Rødland, Morning Hair, 2016–18
Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Melanie Schiff, Two Candles, Black, 2018
Courtesy of the artist and PATRON, Chicago
Ben Schumacher, Fish N Chips, 2017
Courtesy of the artist and Bortolami, New York
Thomas Schütte, Blues Women, 2018: Billie Holiday, 2018; Bessie Smith, 2018; Dinah Washington, 2018; Mamie Smith, 2018
Courtesy of the artist and Peter Freeman, Inc., New York
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mirror Study (0X5A7431), 2018
Courtesy of the artist, DOCUMENT, Team Gallery, and Vielmetter Los Angeles
Elias Sime, TIGHTROPE: (6) While Observing … , 2018
Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York
Laurie Simmons, How We See/Look 1/Julia, 2014
Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York
Xaviera Simmons, Line (Red), 2016
Courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery
Martin Soto Climent, El silvido del fantasma 26, 2014
Courtesy of Michael Benevento, Los Angeles
Nancy Spero, Ritual, 1992
Courtesy of Galerie Lelong & Co., New York
Sarah Sze, Afterimage, Silver, 2018
Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice
James Welling, 4176, 2015
Courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Amanda Williams, Color(ed) Theory series: Flamin’ Red Hots (Demolition Bus), 2018
Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery
Michael Williams, Gray Puzzle Painting, 2019
Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Thaddeus Wolfe, Assemblage, 2016
Courtesy of Thaddeus Wolfe and Volume Gallery
Margo Wolowiec, PM 2.5, 2019
Donated by Kenneth C. Griffin, courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery
Christopher Wool, Untitled, 1990
Courtesy of Lauren Wittels