Commission portrait by Takashi Murakami

The Museum of Contemporary Art has no shortage of unique events it hosts to help its mission and “commitment of creating exhibitions and programs that champion revelatory art and spark civic transformation.” Case in point: The upcoming Benefit Art Auction that the museum will host in Chicago on Saturday, November 16th. The event will feature cocktails, a viewing of the art, along with a seated dinner and live auction. But, you don’t have to live in Chicago or attend this exclusive event to scoop up a rare piece of art that includes selections from the world’s influential artists that donated. From a commission portrait of famed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to Long Swim Home, Girl by Charline von Heyl, these are truly one-of-a-kind items. Viewers from around the world have the chance to bid on artwork that was specifically created for the MCA via Artsy.com. Simply pre-register and start your bids on your favorite pieces during the auction starting at 8:30 p.m. CT (9:30 p.m. ET) on Saturday, November 16th. Here are a few of our favorite pieces. Download a PDF of this year’s catalogue.

Long Swim Home, Girl, 2019 by Charline von Heyl
Soundsuit, 2011
Mixed media including beaded and sequined garments, fabric, metal, and mannequin by Nick Cave
Untitled, 2018
Oil stick, collage, acrylic, charcoal, gel medium, and ink-jet on canvas Richard Prince

To learn more about the auction and register to bid, click here.