"MTV RE:DEFINE Returns to Dallas"

Following unprecedented success for the debut event in 2011, MTV RE:DEFINE in aid of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation returns to the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas with a significantly enhanced program and another stellar lineup of contemporary art, much of which has been produced exclusively for the event.

Curated once again by The Future Tense, the contributing artists are as follows: Yasmine Arman, Charming Baker, Lee Baker, Scott Campbell, Mat Collishaw, Chuck Elliott, Ryan Gander, James Hugonin, Ralf Kaspers, Jim Houser, Tat Ito, Tom Leighton, Michael Craig-Martin, Pedro Matos, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Mary McCartney, Ryan McGinness, Matt Mignanelli, Aakash Nihalani, Parra, Marc Quinn, Gérard Rancinan, Michael Reisch, Jen Stark, Kai and Sunny, Swoon, Juergen Teller, Mark Andrew Webber, Dave White.

Key lots include a stunning new orchid painting by Marc Quinn, a large work from Ralf Kasper’s Summerland series, a specially commissioned canvas by Ryan McGinness and a unique piece from Gérard Rancinan, who recently broke the world auction record for a living French photographer at Phillips de Pury, London.

In addition to the main exhibition and auction, the event is complimented by a dynamic range of supporting activities, including a 100ft public mural in downtown Dallas by Lee Baker, exclusive limited edition RE:DEFINE t-shirts designed by Parra, a specially-commissioned print edition by Mark Andrew Webber and live painting on the night of the gala auction by Dave White.

The accompanying silent auction features over 20 exclusive luxury packages including a bespoke furniture piece from 2011 Designer of the Year award winner, Lee Broom, a sitting with photography duo Inez and Vinoodh, a unique series of art-inspired jewelry by Royal Asscher and a private concert orchestrated by Musical America’s ‘Conductor of the Year 2012’, Jaap Van Zweden.

RE:DEFINE will be open to the public from September 14th – 21st with a live auction taking place at an exclusive gala reception on September 22nd, hosted by Simon de Pury, Chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will benefit the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, which encourages, energizes and empowers young people who are involved in HIV and AIDS awareness, education and prevention campaigns.

Collectors unable to attend the event in person will have a wide range of absentee bidding options, including proxy and telephone bidding, and live online bidding via Live Auctioneers.

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