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Philip Taaffe, Ornamental Panel III, 2011, screenprint.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), the not-for-profit organization founded in 1963 by Jasper Johns and John Cage (1912-1992) that provides grants to artists, is pleased to announce its sixteenth benefit exhibition, Adam McEwen Selects: Exhibition and Sale to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, opening November 29, 2018 at Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea.


The works of over 100 artists, including Philip Taaffe and Glenn Ligon, will be offered for sale (not auction). In line with FCA’s founding fund-raising model proceeds will directly support FCA’s grant-making programs.


The mission of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations. FCA depends on artists to fulfill its mission; to date, over 1,000 artists have contributed paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs to help fund grant programs that directly support individual artists working in dance, music/sound, performance art/theater, poetry, and the visual arts. Thus, FCA remains the only institution of its kind: created and sustained by artists to benefit other artists.