THANK YOU to everyone who was able to attend CUE's Gala & Benefit Auction! Over 150 guests joined us to honor Sanford Biggers and Eugenie Tsai, and to raise over $200,000 for CUE's programming. A special thanks to the benefit committee, our sponsors, and to all the artists who generously donated works for the auction. We're so grateful for your kindness and commitment to CUE's mission.

6-8 PM Cocktails
8-10 PM Dinner and Silent Auction

Metropolitan Pavilion
123 West 18th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011

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CUE's 2016 Benefit Auction was live on:


Bid on exceptional artworks by:

Polly Apfelbaum | Sanford Biggers | Phong Bui | Carolyn Carr | Christina P. Day | Lesley Dill | Josh Dorman | Rackstraw Downes
Jim Gaylord | Alfredo Gisholt | Judy Glantzman | Juan Gomez | Trenton Doyle Hancock | James Hayward | Tamara Johnson
Joyce Kozloff | An-My | Marilyn Lerner | Lenore Malen | Richard Allen Morris | Kambui Olujimi | Carmen Papalia | Maria Park
Rebeca Raney | Sean Riley | Kay Rosen | Lauren Silva | Elena Sisto | Kiki Smith | Seton Smith | Art Spiegelman
 Melissa Stern | Laura Swanson | Sarah Sze | Mark Turgeon | Daniel Wiener | Roger White



Sanford Biggers is a visual artist producing paintings, sculptures, immersive installations and video. Biggers also creates multimedia musical performances with his collective Moon Medicin.

He combines each of these media into compelling, sensual and witty works that are platforms from which to discuss challenging and far-ranging topics such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity, pop culture, and American and art history while offering new perspectives and associations for established symbols.

He has shown his work in venues worldwide including Brooklyn Museum, Sculpture Center, and MASS MoCA, and participated in group shows at the Tate Britain and Modern, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and institutions in China, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Russia.

His work is also in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Walker Art Center, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Biggers currently lives and works in NYC, where he is the Director of Columbia University’s Sculpture Program and an Associate Professor.



Eugenie Tsai joined the Brooklyn Museum in the fall of 2007 as John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art.

She has organized numerous exhibitions including Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, which opened at the Brooklyn Museum in 2015. It is currently on tour to six venues around the country. 

Previously, she was Director of Curatorial Affairs at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens, New York. Prior to Joining P.S.1 in 2005, she was an independent curator with projects for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Berkeley Museum; and the Princeton University Art Museum. She held several positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art prior to becoming Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs.

Among the exhibitions and installations she has organized are the mid-career survey Threshold: Byron Kim, 1990-2004; Robert Smithson, which received the International Association of Art Critics’ first place award for the best monographic exhibition of 2005; and for Princeton University, Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered.

Eugenie received a B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.


Bridget Goodbody
John S. Kiely
Vivian Kuan
Lenore Malen
Christen Martosella
Obediah Samuel
Lilly Wei


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