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“Hold Me” Benefit Auction Curated by Rafael de Cárdenas

On view:

Exhibiting Artists

Adam Amram, Alan Ansen, Alejandra Prieto, Alejandro Cardenas, Anders Hamilton, Andrea Lería Oses, Andrew Zuckerman, Anni Albers, Aranda\Lasch & Terrol Dew Johnson, Audrey Stone, Beatrice Scaccia, being-home, Caroline Woolard, Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Chris Wolston, Claire Hungerford, Daniella Dooling, David Bender, David Bordett, Drew Seskunas / SAW.EARTH, Egg Collective, Elisa Soliven, Emilie Louise Gossiaux, Francesco Decio, Francesco Clemente, Gabriel Hendifar, Gabriella Grill, Gracelee Lawrence, Gustav Hamilton, Haris Fazlani, Ian Swordy, Ian McDonald, Ian Collings, Jason Bard Yarmosky, Jeffrey Milstein, Jen Dwyer, Jennefer Hoffmann, Jenny Morgan, John Hogan, Joseph Algieri, Joseph Fyfe, Judd Schiffman, Julia Kunin, Ksenia Kagner, Kylie White, Lambert & Fils, Lina McGinn, Linda Lopez, Lisa Kereszi, Marcin Rusak, Marcy Hermansader, Mark Dion, Michele Oka Doner, Mo Kong, Nathalie du Pasquier, Nicki Cherry, Nicole Nadeau, Omar Sosa / raawii, Oona McConnell, oro8oro, Ottilie Leete, Pam Lins, Piet Hein Eek, Reinaldo Sanguino, Robert Buck, Saar Shemesh, Safwat Riad, Sam Chermayeff Office, Sarah Welsh Elliott, Saskia Fleishman, Shane McAdams, Shayna Miller, The Perfect Nothing Catalog, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, Toshiaki Noda, Tyler Beard, Yevgeniya Baras, Yuri Masnyj

Explore the exhibition

Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) is pleased to partner with the leading platform for collectible contemporary design, The Future Perfect, to present an exhibition and benefit auction, Hold Me, on view from October 3-7, 2022.

The exhibition, curated by architect and designer Rafael de Cárdenas, explores the intersection of design and childhood featuring over 70 works by diverse artists and artisans across the globe, including contemporary artists Mark Dion, Emilie Louise Gossiaux, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Piet Hein Eek, Reinaldo Sanguino, Chris Wolston, Ian Collings, Anni Albers, and Jenny Morgan. Two mother-daughter pairs will also be featured in the auction — sculptor Linda Lopez and her 5-year-old daughter Oona, and photographer Lisa Kereszi and her 8-year-old daughter Ottilie.

The exhibition will be held at The Future Perfect’s St. Luke’s Townhouse, a residential concept gallery located in the heart of the West Village. The experiential and exclusive environment of residence-and-gallery-in-one creates a unique space to view culturally important works in an innovative way. Throughout the five-story home and garden, collectors, design professionals, and admirers can explore a discerning mix of hard-to-find, limited edition, and one-of-a-kind work.

A celebratory reception takes place on Thursday, October 6 from 6 PM to 9 PM. Reserve tickets

About Rafael de Cárdenas

Rafael de Cárdenas is a designer and creative director based in New York. Since 2006, he has maintained a multifaceted international practice encompassing residential and commercial interiors, architecture, furniture design, art advisory, and brand development. De Cárdenas and his studio, Rafael de Cárdenas, Ltd., have been the recipients of numerous awards and were the subject of a book-length monograph published by Rizzoli in 2017. His projects for clients including Nike, Kenzo, Baccarat, Glossier, Cartier, and Nordstrom – as well as numerous private individuals – span the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

About The Future Perfect

The Future Perfect was founded by David Alhadeff in 2003 and has become one of the world’s foremost contemporary design galleries. From its inception, The Future Perfect has been distinguished by its thoroughly creative and ebullient vision and strong curatorial focus, which showcases studio-created works alongside one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces that adhere to Alhadeff’s mission: the coalescence of playfulness, craftsmanship, and innovation. Now in its 20th year, The Future Perfect’s prestigious gallery program is tailored to its unique locations in North America, with residential exhibition spaces in Manhattan’s West Village, San Francisco, and Beverly Hills. By design, each space is a highly customized environment that presents exclusive, site-specific exhibitions from cutting-edge contemporary artists and designers, complemented by an eclectic mix of contemporary production and gallery pieces — all of which can be discovered under one roof.

About Children’s Museum of the Arts

The mission of Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) is to unite children and artists to create and share ambitious works of art with their communities and the world. Over the last 34 years, CMA’s history in children’s art education has had a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of families. CMA’s value is upheld in its collection of experiences, and now, a collection of online resources that can be shared across the world, anytime, from anywhere.

Pictured: Linda Lopez, Dust Furry with Winter Rocks and her daughter Oona McConnell, Untitled (Face Tray)

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