Nathan Mabry has created a sign for “Show Me the Signs” Benefit Auction! Over 100 artists have created powerful pieces in the form of protest signs, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the African American Policy Forum's (AAPF) #SayHerName Mothers Network. If you'd like to see the signs in person, they are on view at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles from October 30 - November 14. To help support the #SayHerName campaign, sign up and start bidding at www.Artfizz.com or visit https://aapf.org/.
"Blum & Poe is pleased to host Show Me the Signs, a preview exhibition of an upcoming benefit auction to help the families of Black women killed by the police. Over 100 artists have created powerful pieces in the form of protest signs to fight for change, with all works being auctioned and 100% of the proceeds going to the African American Policy Forum #SayHerName Mothers Network. Founded by AAPF in December 2014, the #SayHerName campaign works with the mothers and families of Black women, girls, and femmes killed by police, to elevate their stories and fight for justice.
“Black women and girls do not fit the most accessible frames of anti-Black police violence, and because of that, it’s difficult to tell their stories in a way that people recognize and remember,” said Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, AAPF executive director and co-founder of Say Her Name. “By working with the families of slain Black women, AAPF’s #SayHerName campaign resists Black women’s invisibility by telling their stories.”
Featuring works by artists across creative industries including April Bey, Cardi B, Jim Carrey, George Condo, Billie Eilish, Aaron Fowler, David Hockney, Rashid Johnson, Bruno Mars, Marilyn Minter, Nancy Rubins, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Show Me the Signs brings together a diverse and inclusive collective of creative voices that reinforce solidarity and empower love. The benefit auction will be hosted on Artfizz, a new online community-driven marketplace for contemporary art, which is offering its platform to support the initiative prior to its official launch later this year.
Following a preview from October 30 to November 9, the auction will launch for bidding in two parts, with Part 1 running from November 10 to 19, and Part 2 running from November 21 to 30. All of the signs from the auction will be on view at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles."