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Artist Stanley Whitney, Collector Agnes Gund Protest Mass Incarceration with Lisson Gallery Show

“In commemoration of International Justice Day on July 17, Lisson Gallery presents a special online exhibition of new works on paper by artist Stanley Whitney in collaboration with collector and patron Agnes Gund. The show, titled ‘Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life,’ opens on Monday and runs through July 26. Each featured work was created in protest of mass incarceration in the United States, which disproportionately affects African-Americans.

“Ten percent of the profits from works sold through ‘No to Prison Life’ will go toward Art for Justice Fund, an organization founded in 2017 by Gund with $100 million of proceeds from the sale of her Roy Lichtenstein. The fund awards grants to artists and activists in support of projects related to criminal justice reform.”

– By Tessa Solomon

 

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Artist: “No to Prison Life,” Stanley Whitney