Take Home a Nude Art Auction Benefit

Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series on the wall at Sotheby's for the NYAA Take Home a Nude gala

Untitled #3 from the Smoke Series on the wall at Sotheby's for the NYAA Take Home a Nude gala

For the second year in a row, Matthew McMullen Smith’s work was sold at silent auction at the New York Academy of Art’s Take Home a Nude annual gala.

The New York Academy of Art’s 18th Annual Art Auction Benefit, Take Home a Nude®, held on Wednesday, October 7th at Sotheby’s featured cocktails, music, dinner, and both a silent and live auction of drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures by both emerging and leading contemporary artists. This year’s participating artists include Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, Jeff Koons, James Nares, Jenny Saville, Kenny Scharf, Donald Sultan, and many others.

Matthew McMullen Smith’s 2009 selection which was auctioned at Sotheby’s was Untitled #3 from The Smoke Series, a 20″x20″ single-edition Digital C-Print.

Shrouded Figure, a 11×14 single-edition archiva inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl, sold at the 2008 Take Home a Nude gala held at Phips de Pury to a couple who were such fans of the work they stood in front of the bid sheet, keeping others from bidding.

Shrouded Figure on the wall at Philips de Pury for the NYAA Take Home a Nude in 2008

Shrouded Figure on the wall at Philips de Pury for the NYAA Take Home a Nude in 2008