Don’t Look a Word Horse in the Mouth — Bid on It!

dill.jpgLesley Dill‘s “Dieu Donne Exploding Word Horse” (at right) and 177 other paper-based artworks are up for bid at tonight’s benefit auction for New York City’s Dieu Donne, the nonprofit artist workspace and papermill that recently moved into its shimmering new Garment District headquarters designed by architect Stephen Yablon.

“While it is a benefit auction, it’s not just a bunch of donated C-prints,” says Peter Russo, DD’s program manager. “It’s all brand new work created on paper that we produced here in the studio.” Among the donating artists are Jim Hodges, William Kentridge, and Kiki Smith. Polly Apfelbaum, whose work is also the subject of a new solo show at DD, used stamps and candy-colored inkpads to create “Power Play,” which she describes as “Power Puff Girls and Mojojojo kicking ass.”

Kicking ass–and taking bids–tonight will be auctioneer extraordinaire Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s.

Our pick of the lots for acquisitive UnBeige readers? Joe Amrhein‘s “+8” (at left), a fontastic work in enamel and gold leaf on paper made at DD.