Looking to add some original artwork to your collection, but don’t want to break the bank? One of the best ways to do so is to seek out pieces by emerging artists. Not only is the work of young artists budget-friendly, it’s also decidedly fresh—a surefire way to have your guests asking, “Where did you get that?”
One place we’ve stumbled upon some exciting new names in the art world is UNICEF’s NextGen Art Party, a showcase and sale of work donated by emerging and established artists from around the world. Thrown by UNICEF’s Next Generation, a group of young leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators in their 20s and 30s, the event, which takes place this Saturday, February 27, in Downtown L.A., helps artists gain exposure and develop relationships with budding collectors and philanthropists. Curated by NextGen Art Party founding chair Gabé Hirschowitz, Art Party committee member Jamie Goldblatt, and Tappan Collective co-founder Chelsea Neman Nassib, the contemporary art collection of more than 250 pieces ranges in price for $100 to $400 (with a few exceptions). Live in Los Angeles? It’s the perfect opportunity to start building your art collection while doing some good: All proceeds from the event will benefit UNICEF programs that help the world's most vulnerable children. Purchase your ticket here.
Today NextGen is giving us an exclusive first look at the sale, and offering a select few items for pre-sale. (All purchases must be picked up at the event between 5 and 10 p.m. by the buyer or a friend, and those who make presale orders will gain entry to the event.) Scroll on below for a preview of the goods and discover some talented emerging artists while you’re at it.
Do you like any of these pieces? Name your favorites below.