Artwork by Shepard Fairey and Kara Walker for an NGO auction!🙌

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Young New Yorkers seeks funding for philanthropic projects

Text by Cristina Ochoa

Translation by Briana Prieto F in collaboration with Paula Villanueva

Photos by Briana Prieto F.

On May 10th, the Young New Yorkers (YNY) auction featured artworks by 180 artists, including Shepard Fairey and Kara Walker. The objective of the event was to promote the artistic projects that YNY develops for young people to involve them in cultural activities and eradicate the violence they witness in the different places they reside.

“Horsing Around” by Sean Lugo

“Homer in the Bush” by Hanksy

Celebrities like Michael K. Williams – who is rumored to be Barack Obama’s favorite actor – attended the auction. Williams is very interested in fostering a new culture against violence; he also exhibited his work at the auction.

“Stop Police Brutality” by Icy & Sot

“L.I.C. (Long Island City)” by UR New York

Among the artists whose pieces were auctioned was the “unknown” artist from Chinatown, Hanksy; the photographer, filmmaker and creator Sina Basila; the designer and muralist Lawrence Ciarallo; the project Cash For Your Warhol, among others.

“Commuter” by City Kitty
“Stars (pink)” by Tom Smith
“Psychic Power of Animals 38/50” by Faith 47

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