OHNY Auction Highlight: Behind the Scenes Tour of ‘Various Illuminations’ with Maira Kalman

At this year’s Annual Benefit, OHNY will be hosting its first ever live auction, with various items including one-of-a-kind art pieces and exclusive tours. Items are now up for online bidding.

Take a look at item #113: Behind the Scenes Tour of Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) with Maira Kalman.

The highest bidder will get a personal tour of Maira Kalman’s exhibition at The Jewish Museum, led by Kalman herself!

Working as an illustrator, author, and designer, Kalman illuminates contemporary life with a profound sense of joy and a unique sense of humor. This exhibition features a selection of original works on paper that span thirty years of illustration for publication. Also on view are less widely seen works in photography, embroidery, textiles, and performance. As a context for this survey, Kalman has created a special installation by furnishing the gallery with chairs, ladders, and “many tables of many things”—drawn from her collections.

Kalman speaks of her work as a form of journalism. She uses writing and drawing to render an ongoing account of the world as she sees it. Hers is a daily discipline of creativity based on photography, travel, research, walking, talking, and open observation. A serious love of distraction pervades. Abundant depictions of fashion, food, art, and architecture represent life’s great pleasures.

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