Fundraiser & Auction
We're excited to announce a fundraiser and auction with Front Art Space.
We're auctioning off the original water color illustrations that were created by Dionisio Cortes Ortega for the SoHo and Bowery neighborhoods. Dionisio is a graduate of the Cooper Union and has shown his work in numerous group and solo shows in the US, Mexico and Europe.
The illustrations portray the remarkable people and places, and venture off the beaten path, to find the stories that made New York the vibrant cultural hub it is today. From architectural landmarks to epic public art they recount the struggles and successes of artists, innovators, activists and landlords in shaping this fascinating city.
- Silent Auction: July 16 - 30
- Closing Reception: July 30, 7 to 9pm
- Live auction: July 30, 8:30pm
Can't make it to the auction but wan't to own a piece of New York? Contact us!
For further information contact: Sascha Mombartz, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 347 394 3307
Artworks for Sale
34 of the 40 watercolors are up for silent auction, the other 6 will be auctioned live at our closing reception on July 30, 2015.
About Sascha Mombartz
Founder of ArtWalk, an app that uncovers stories on New York’s urban culture through people and places, Sascha Mombartz was inspired by a desire to understand New York’s diverse and little known, but, rich array of public art and architecture. His team of designers and researchers are continuously building a robust archive of stories around New York City’s art, architecture and history and through ArtWalk give access to this rich information. ArtWalk was recently accepted into the New York Foundation for the Arts Business Incubator.
Sascha created ArtWalk, incorporating the appreciation of writing New York stories, gained at the New York Times and, the discipline of web and interactive design, gained at Google's Creative Lab in New York. He grew up in Ethiopia, Thailand, Egypt and Germany and studied art and design at the Cooper Union.
About Dionisio Cortes
Dionisio was born in Mexico and moved to New York when he was fourteen. He studied architecture at Cooper Union and coming from a family of artists, still retains strong artistic inclinations. Dionisio works as an architectural designer with Selldorf Architects and produces art on the side. His latest work '43 Preguntas' was shown last February at FRONT art space. 43 Preguntas, is an installation inspired and in response to the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa.
His new work focuses on the alteration of space, subjects and objects in photographs of landscapes he has takes through his travels. With unusual introspection, Mr. Cortes Ortega presents serene photographic landscapes in black and white with hand-applied color. The results convey eerie images suspended somewhere between fiction and reality.