Online Art Auction to Benefit IAVA
Posted by IAVA Staff on December 4
From Wednesday, December 5th until Wednesday, December 12th, New York-based artist David Pierce will be hosting an online auction of his amazing collection, Home from Iraq, that will benefit IAVA and our innovative programs. Click here to check out the gallery and start bidding. As you can see, these are truly amazing and unique works of art.
The collection is made up of pieces that depict the life of his longtime friend, Army Specialist Justin Wilkens, while he was deployed to Iraq. Featuring delicate watercolors painted in pastel desert hues along with boldly styled acrylics and prints, Home from Iraq was inspired by the photographs and letters Pierce received from Wilkens over the three year span of his time at war.
In the artist’s own words, "This project is about continuing a dialogue between not only Justin and myself, but among the larger civilian, military and veteran populations. As the men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan return stateside, it is vital that we try to grasp the enormous challenges they face, and help ease their way back to civilian life any way we can."
For those of you in the New York-area, there will be a reception for the collection on Sunday, December 9th, from 4:00-6:00pm at The Heldrich in New Brunswick, NJ, where the artwork is on display.
As stated above, all proceeds from the sale of pieces in the exhibition will benefit IAVA. Click here to see the artwork and bid.
On behalf of our staff and over 200,000 members and supporters across the country, we sincerely thank David Pierce, Justin Wilkens, Jean Holtz and Devco for their dedication and generosity on this one-of-a-kind project.
Note: All of the items are currently on view through January 31st at The Heldrich and will be shipped immediately after that date.
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