No More Deaths Benefit: an art auction to protect the lives of migrants

January 18, 7–10 p.m. Premiere event, Salon 94 Freemans, 1 Freeman Alley, New York, NY
January 18 through 31 Online auction on Paddle8

Join us for an evening in New York City to view and bid on art pieces donated by artists to support the mission of No More Deaths. Participating artists include: 

John Ahearn • Michael Bauer • Anna Boghiguian • Andrea Bowers • Kathe Burkhart • Matt Connors • Nick Farhi • Joe Fyfe • Ektor Garcia • Cy Gavin • Elizabeth Glaessner • Nora Griffin • Eli Hansen • Karen Heagle • Rachel Higgins • David Horvitz • Jess Johnson • Corinne Jones • Matthew Kirk • Shawn Kuruneru • Emily Noelle Lambert • Molly Larkey • Zoe Leonard • Eric LoPresti • Lee Maida • Gordon Matta-Clark • Sam McKinniss • Monique Mouton • Dominic Nurre • William J. O’Brien • Alix Pearlstein • Jack Pierson • Hayal Pozanti • Michelle Rosenberg • Matthew Savitsky • David Scher • Amy Sillman • Laurel Sparks • A. L. Steiner • Betty Tompkins • Mierle Laderman Ukeles • Andra Ursata • Jimmy Wright

Enjoy complimentary drinks, food, and live music. Learn more about the mission and challenges faced by No More Deaths from long-term volunteer Catherine Gaffney. All proceeds from art and ticket sales go directly to No More Deaths.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Go to to buy advance tickets or to RSVP to buy them at the door.

“Artists bring profound and pressing social issues to the fore in ways that go beyond sound bites,” said David Fierman, auction chair and director of FIERMAN gallery. “By engaging NYC’s creative community, the No More Deaths Benefit is leveraging the power of art to concrete good at a grassroots level.

“With a hardline presidential administration set to take office in 2017, this decades-long humanitarian crisis will only intensify—and the work of No More Deaths is more important than ever,” said Catherine Gaffney, a long-term volunteer with the organization. “This auction will provide crucial support as we step up our efforts to respond to the growing threat to migrant lives.

The January 18 premiere event begins at 7 p.m. at Salon 94 Freemans in Manhattan. The online auction, hosted by Paddle8, will run through January 31.

Benefit committee

Natalie Bell, New Museum; Samuel Biederman, NYC Department of Parks; Deric Carner, artist; David Fierman, FIERMAN; Elizabeth Gwinn, The Studio Museum in Harlem; Mika Harding, Salon 94; Rachel Higgins, artist; Victoria Keddie, Scott Kiernan, ESP TV; Kristen Lorello, Kristen Lorello Gallery; Candice Madey, On Stellar Rays; Todd Von Ammon, Team Gallery.

Featured image: Water gallons laid at a site where someone died crossing the desert. Cross planted by Alvaro Enciso.