Art for Tibet IV: auction in NYC to benefit Students for a Free Tibet, Dec. 1st, 2012

Kylin, "Dtsi Legomandala," combining the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practice of creating and ritualistically dismantling ornate sand mandalas with the contemporary medium of LEGO.

On December 1st, 2012, 6pm-9pm, Tibet House in New York is hosting a silent art auction featuring live music performances, and bidding on art by a number of different artists to benefit Students for a Free Tibet.

Ryan McGinness, Mark Borthwick, Sasquatch 23, Michael Avedon, Bwana Spoons, Kenji Hitara, Cody Hudson, Rostarr, Kiino Villand, and Shepard Fairey (work shown at left) are among the artists represented.

For those who can't attend in person, you can participate via the online auction. Online bidding is now open.

(Thanks, Kiino!)

Ben Baker, Nancy Jo Johnson, Lhakdon Johnson and Norden Johnson: "His Holiness the Sakya Trizin and family 6/28/2005," digital inkjet print, 16" x 20".



  1. Very nice! I was invited to contribute some photos for the 2010 auction, and travelled from Alaska to NYC to visit the gallery and watch the auction. It was a lot of fun! 

    I’d imagine this year’s event will be somewhat more somber with the massive increase in self-immolation protests. I look forward to a time when these events are a celebration of Tibet’s freedom.

  2. SOOOO delighted by the Lego Mandala, but $500 is too rich for my blood (BUT TOTALLY A FAIR PRICE, etc).

    I’ll contact the artist and see if there’s, like, a poor person’s plan set for this.

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