Virtual Kick-off Event + Online Auction

SCA Collectors Sale: December 2-14


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The Society for Contemporary Art supports the Art Institute of Chicago by engaging the public in a dialogue about the art of our time and acquiring works that enrich the museum’s collection.
The auction might be virtual but the art is actual—and we think you’re going to want in. How? Start bidding at our our online kick-off event on December 2. The auction closes on December 14 with all of the action happening at Sotheby’s. Attendance to the SCA Collectors Sale Kick-off, and access to view the art and bidding, are free. We hope you will consider bidding or making a donation to the SCA to help support this event and our mission.

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Attend the Virtual Kick-Off Event
Wednesday, December 2, 6:00 p.m. CST
Chicago personalities Tony Tasset and Jason Pickleman will emcee a vibey program featuring special guest artists and auction highlights. Pump up the experience and stream the live program on your big screen or monitor. Pull out your tumblers…we’ll send you a recipe for a SCA-signature kick-off cocktail. All are welcome to attend this free event.

Join the Virtual Kick-off here

Virtual Kick-Off Event Cocktail
Juliet & Romeo
2.0 oz Gin
.75 oz Fresh Lime
.75 oz 1:1 Simple Syrup
1 sprig Mint
3 sliced Cucumbers
3 drops Angostura Bitters
3 drops Rose Water
Pinch of Salt
Glass: Chilled Coupe
Garnish: Mint Leave + 3 drops of Angostura Bitters, + 3 drops of Rose Water on Mint Leaf
Add Cucumbers and Salt. Muddle. Add the rest. Shake well with Ice. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish. Enjoy!
This cocktail can also be delivered or picked up at Violet Hour in 12 oz. to-go bottles (2 full servings). Use code: SCA for 15% off! Order here.


Bid Online at starting Wednesday December 2, 12 p.m. CST
The SCA Collectors Sale will feature 50 works generously donated by artists, premier local and international galleries, and notable collectors. Online bidding will begin at noon on December 2 and closes 3pm CST on December 14.

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Support the SCA
Attending the SCA Collectors Sale and related events is free. Please consider making a fully tax-deductible contribution in lieu of buying a gala table as a Collectors Sale Donor at $5,000, a Collectors Sale Supporter at $2,500, a Collectors Sale Friend at $1,000, or a Collectors Sale Contributor at $500. Please click here for more information.


Featuring Artwork by
Tomma Abts
Derrick Adams
Tanya Aguiniga
Candida Alvarez
Nairy Baghramian
Whitney Bedford
Iris Bernblum
Mel Bochner
Nadja Bournonville
Tom Burr
Marcelo Cipis
Tony Cokes
Nancy Diamond
Assaf Evron
Sylvie Fleury
Gaylen Gerber
Sayre Gomez
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Maren Hassinger
Arturo Herrara
Richard Hull
Honggoo Kang
Mernet Larsen
Louise Lawler
Simone Leigh
Hugo Markl
Shahryar Nashat
Elizabeth Neel
Jeroen Nelemans
William J. O’Brien
Claes Oldenberg
Paulina Olowska
Angel Otero
Jason Pickleman
Sarah Rapson
Richard Rezac
Nathaniel Robinson
Kay Rosen
David Salkin
Carrie Schneider
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Aaron Siskind
Cauleen Smith
Josh Smith
Glenn Sorensen
Vivian Suter
Alina Szapocznikow
Richard Tuttle
Hellen van Meene
Franz Erhard Walther
Sarah Ann Weber
Francesca Woodman


From the Galleries
Bergamin & Gomide
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi
Galerie Gisela Capitain
James Cohan
Stephen Daiter Gallery
Devening Projects
Anat Ebgi
Essex Street / Maxwell Graham
Foksal Gallery
Gladstone Gallery
Marian Goodman
Greene Naftali
Rhona Hoffman
Susan Inglett Gallery
David Kordansky Gallery
Galerie Emanuel Layr
Luhring Augustine
Metro Pictures
Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Monique Meloche
Galerie Nagel Draxler
One and J. Gallery
Pace Gallery
Carrie Secrist
Marc Selwyn Fine Arts
Rachel Uffner Gallery
Volume Gallery
Western Exhibitions


From the Collections of
Eric Ceputis and David W. Williams
David Egeland and Andy Friedman
Marilyn and Larry Fields
Helyn Goldenberg and Michael Alper
Sandra and Jack Guthman
Donna Stone


SCA Collectors Sale Chairs and Committees
Chairs: Michelle Holland and Andy Friedman
Art Committee: Kate Neisser (Chair), Jessica Diamond, Andy Friedman, Aron Gent, David Salkin
Creative Committee: Jason Pickleman, David Salkin, Michelle Holland
Host Committee:
Lorin Adolph
Julia Langdon Antonatos and Larry Antonatos
Erica Barrish
Elizabeth and David Blinderman
Leslie Bodenstein and Jason Pickleman
Susan and Fenton Booth
Eszter Borvendeg and Mark Wight
Dr. Trissa Brabowski and Sundeep Mullangi
Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum
Cathy and Michael Busch
Valerie Carberry and Richard Wright
Eric Ceputis and David W. Williams
Macol Stewart Cerda and José Cerda
Heiji Choy Black and Brian Black
Mark Cozzi and James Goecke
Sarah de Blasio
Dirk Denison and David Salkin
Jessica Diamond and Gary Schaer
Michelle and Branson Edwards
David Egeland and Andy Friedman
Carol Ehlers
Marilyn and Larry Fields
Audrey and Eric Fosse
Erin Fowler and Taylor Cope
Stephanie Skestos and Jim Gabriele
Emily Glasser and William Sussman
Helyn Goldenberg and Michael Alper
Caitlin and Anthony Gonka
Jenni and M. Scott Gordon
Sandra and Jack Guthman
Betty and Ed Harris
Michelle and Glenn Holland
Shawn and Lewis Ingall
Jordana Joseph and Glen Saltzberg
Sondra and Tony Karman
Margy Kaye and William Padnos
Sarah Kelley
Judith and Jules Kirshner
Linda and Dr. Laurence Levine
Nancy Lerner and David Frej
Deborah Lovely and Nick Petrellis
Gail and Andrew Marks
Patty and Mark McGrath
Gary Metzner and Scott Johnson
Nada Milakovic and Michael Gray
Jennifer and Jonathan Miller
Paula and Herbert Molner
Kate Neisser
Betsy O’Brien and Aron Gent
Lauren and Chris Peterson
Paul Rehder
Jennifer and Joe Shanahan
Patty Sternberg
Linda Usher and Malcolm Lambe
Melissa Weber and Jay Dandy
Steve Zick


Thank you to everyone who made this event possible:


Collectors Sale Donors
Julia Langdon Antonatos and Larry Antonatos
Eric Ceputis and David W. Williams
Cotélac Women’s Clothing
Mark Cozzi and James Goeke
David Egeland and Andy Friedman
Michelle and Glenn Holland
Kate Neisser
Stephanie Skestos and Jim Gabriele
Patty Sternberg and Dorie Sternberg


Collectors Sale Supporters
Nancy Lerner and David Frej
Paula and Herb Molner


In-kind Sponsors
Terry Dowd, Inc.
Aron Gent and DOCUMENT
Jason Pickleman and the JNL Graphic Design
Seaberg Framing
Tony Tasset
David Salkin Creative
Joe Shanahan and Metro/Smartbar
The Violet Hour
Richard Wright and Wright


SCA Collectors Sale Sponsors
The SCA Collectors Sale is produced in partnership with lead sponsor Prada and auction sponsor Sotheby’s.
The Society for Contemporary Art is a 501(c)(3) organization. All proceeds support the SCA, its educational programs, special initiatives, and its art acquisitions for the Art Institute of Chicago.