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Work by Michele Oka Doner and Stephen Talasnik featured in Benefit Auction for The Drawing Center 

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Marlborough Gallery is pleased to announce that work by Michele Oka Doner and Stephen Talasnik will be included in the 8th Annual Benefit Auction for The Drawing Center. Established in 1977, The Drawing Center is the only non-profit art space in the United States whose mandate is the exhibition of contemporary and historical drawings. The auction takes place on the evening of Tuesday, October 18, 2011 and is hosted by Phillips de Pury & Company.

An internationally acclaimed artist, Oka Doner lives and works in New York, New York. Employing a process she describes as “evolutionary,” she seeks to blur distinctions between nature and art. Her work is found in many public collections, including American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida; and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, New York. Oka Doner—who is also a co-chair of the auction committee—donated Under Water, 2005 to the Benefit. 

Talasnik was born in 1954 in Philadelphia. Primarily intrigued with structures defying gravity, he invents, through drawing and sculpture, engineering infused with curiosity for the otherworldly. Currently living and working in New York, New York, Talasnik's drawings and sculpture are in major international collections such as the British Museum, London, England; Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Talasnik's piece, Glashaus, 2010-2011, will be auctioned off.

Please see The Drawing Center's website for more details.

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Summary: Work by Michele Oka Doner and Stephen Talasnik will be included in the 8th Annual Benefit Auction for The Drawing Center