Meguru Yamaguchi Launches Benefit Auction in Support of Black Lives Matter

100% of proceeds from the sale of a sculptural work to go to the NAACP.

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Meguru Yamaguchi recently launched a benefit auction with New York-based creative consulting agency, roosi, in support of Black Lives Matter.

The celebrated Japanese artist is offering up an original, sculptural work entitled REVISUALIZE NO. 1 (2020) with all proceeds from the sale of this piece to go directly to the NAACP. The abstract artwork was made using the artist’s signature “Cut & Paste” technique — a method that involves painting on plastic sheets to dry, and then pasting them onto a three-dimensional surface to create dynamic forms.

“I always aim to break the square canvas across my works, to go against what is traditional. This work, for me, reflects a breakthrough for justice that is desperately needed for Black people facing racism, police brutality, and government misconduct,” said Yamaguchi in a statement.

The benefit auction is currently running until June 18. Place your bids on roosi’s official landing page for the sale here. The current bid is currently at $13,400 USD. Shipping for the work will be free of charge.

Other artists have also released original artworks and launched auctions to stir up support with proceeds from their sales to benefit justice organizations.

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MEGURU YAMAGUCHI BENEFIT AUCTION IN SUPPORT OF #BLACKLIVESMATTER 新作 “REVISUALIZE NO. 1” (2020年、96.52 cm x 94 cm) を #BLACKLIVESMATTER サポートの為チャリティオークションに出品します。入札開始は6月11日、締切は6月18日で、全ての売上は @NAACP へ寄付されます。作品送料は無料です。 皆様からのご入札お待ちいたしております。 100% of proceeds raised from this auction will be donated to @NAACP. Bidding starts at $2,000 USD today, June 11 and ends at June 18. Place your bid via the link in bio. Shipping will be free. 1/1 Artwork for auction: ‘REVISUALIZE NO. 1’ 2020 38” x 37” Acrylic paint on plywood “I always aim to break the square canvas across my works, to go against what is traditional. This work, for me, reflects a breakthrough for justice that is desperately needed for Black people facing racism, police brutality, and government misconduct” — Meguru Yamaguchi

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