Video: Daniel Roumain Performs at Creative Capital’s Benefit

The incomparable Daniel Roumain (2002 Performing Arts) presented an improvised violin and spoken word performance at Creative Capital’s 2013 Benefit & Auction at the home of Paige West. Thank you, Daniel, for sharing your stories, your talent and your inspiration with us! Learn more about Daniel’s work at danielroumain.com.

Photo Gallery: Highlights from Our 2013 Benefit & Auction

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Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual Benefit & Auction on May 14th—what a fantastic night! Special thanks to Daniel Roumain for an incredibly moving musical performance, and to artist Franco Mondini-Ruiz, who painted portraits of many of our guests. And of course, we are eternally grateful to our amazingly generous board member, Paige West, who hosted the event at her beautiful home in Tribeca. We’re already looking forward to next year’s festivities!

Panoramic view of Paige West's living room
The setting: A panoramic view of Paige West’s living room with our auction artworks installed. Continue reading

Creative Capital at PULSE NY: Auction Preview + Franco Mondini-Ruiz’s “Spring Flings & Pretty Things”

Creative Capital at PULSE NY 2013

This weekend, we’re at PULSE NY (May 9-12) presenting our 2013 Auction Presale, featuring work by LaToya Ruby Frazier, Ken Gonzales-Day, Simone Leigh, Lisa Sigal, Kerry Skarbakka, Trimpin and other amazing Creative Capital grantees. The tree you see on the right side of the photos is Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit. Through a process of sculpting by way of grafting and pruning, Van Aken has created a group of trees that, when mature, will have the capacity to grow over 40 varieties of fruit. You can learn more his project and all the auction artworks at auction.creative-capital.org.

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A Magical Evening: Photos from our 2012 Benefit & Auction


On May 10, Board Member Paige West hosted Creative Capital’s third annual Benefit & Auction at her Tribeca Home.


The event featured amazing artwork contributed by Creative Capital grantees, including these three pieces by Edgar Arceneaux, Sam Van Aken and Paul Shambroom, which were sold in a live auction at the event. Continue reading

Support Creative Capital Through Our Benefit & Auction


Paul Shambroom, 75mm M51 Skysweeper anti-aircraft gun, American Legion Post 127, Buford, Georgia

For Creative Capital’s annual Benefit & Auction, we’re auctioning off 15 artworks by our amazing grantees, beginning with online bidding through 5:00pm on May 10 and continuing with live and silent auctions that evening at our Benefit party at the Tribeca home of Paige West. All proceeds benefit Creative Capital’s mission of supporting artists pursuing adventurous projects in all disciplines. Here’s a preview of a few of the outstanding works you can purchase:

Paul Shambroom (2001 Visual Arts) donated 75mm M51 Skysweeper anti-aircraft gun, American Legion Post 127, Buford, Georgia, from his most recent series of photographs, SHRINES: Public Weapons in America. In the Shrines series Shambroom—who describes himself as a photographer who examines American power and culture—explores what happens to weapons of war when they survive both combat and the scrapheap to be given second lives as public monuments. Continue reading

Eve Sussman Creates Special Project, “Elevated Train,” To Benefit Creative Capital

Eve Sussman is a 2008 Visual Arts grantee for her project whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir, a fanciful blend of filmmaking, video and digital technology that follows a central character—an anonymous geophysicist code writer—who is stuck in a futuristic city. Its experimental narrative runs endlessly, driven along by the digital decisions of custom-built algorithmic software that edits the film in real time. It has no beginning, middle or end, never repeats the same editing sequence twice, and has its scenes and voiceovers paired at random by what the filmmakers call “the serendipity of the machine.”

When Eve agreed to create a limited series for Creative Capital’s 2012 Benefit & Auction and said she was thinking of combining some version of a stereoscope with black-and-white photography, we were intrigued and, well, surprised. Continue reading