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On Friday, April 28, ProjectArt founder Adarsh Alphons was joined by event co-chairs Kyle DeWoody and Lisa Applebaum and host Phil Chan to celebrate ‘My Kid Could Do That,’ a benefit exhibition and auction at Red Bull Arts New York. The event gave attendees the opportunity to view artwork created by some of today’s most well-known artists. The exhibition included childhood works by Cecily Brown, Daniel Arsham, Dustin Yellin, Grimanesa Amoros, Kalup Linzy, Katherine Bernhardt, Katherine Bradford, Kiki Valdes, Laurie Simmons, Matthew Ritchie, Olafur Eliasson, Osamu Kobayashi, Philip Pearlstein, Rashaad Newsome, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Sanford Biggers, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Terence Koh, Tom Sachs, Urs Fischer, Wendy White, Will Cotton, and Zoë Buckman.


Bridget Wilson, Adarsh Alphons, Mark Takano and Kyle DeWoody


Guests enjoyed bites and cocktails as Sotheby’s Senior Vice President Michael Macaulay auctioned off pieces donated by Katherine Bernhardt, Sanford Biggers, Cecily Brown, Kalup Linzy, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Wendy White, Dustin Yellin, and Philip Pearlstein.


Waris Ahluwalia and Kyle DeWoody have their portraits drawn by ProjectArt students


ProjectArt donors were also given the opportunity to have their portrait drawn by ProjectArt students while Control the Sound, a rock band comprised of seven kids from Brooklyn performed. Guests included Waris Ahluwalia, Grimanesa Amorós, Zoë Buckman, Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Heather Hubbs, Anne Huntington, Osamu Kobayashi, Kalup Linzy, Phillip Pearlstein, Kiki Valdes, Wendy White, Summer Wheat, and Adam Yokell.


Waris Ahluwalia holding a portrait of him drawn by a ProjectArt student


The evening raised over $150,000 for arts education. To learn more about ProjectArt, click here.


images // Photos by B.A Van Sise. Courtesy of ProjectArt