Planned Parenthood Benefit Sexy Beast Announces 2016 Artist Lineup

Jack Black at the first "Sexy Beast" in 2014. STEFANIE KENNAN/GETTY IMAGES

Jack Black at the first Sexy Beast in 2014.


The lineup for the second edition of Sexy Beast, the gala and art auction that benefits Planned Parenthood, was announced today. Among those participating are Barbra Kruger, Marilyn Minter, and Ed Ruscha, among over 40 others. In addition, the benefit will honor the filmmaker Dawn Porter, whose documentary Trapped deals with clinic workers and lawyers fighting for abortion rights. It is to be hosted by trusty Conan O’Brien sidekick Andy Richter.

The first edition of Sexy Beast, which took place in 2014 and was hosted by Jack Black, raised $500,000 for Planned Parenthood. The event is organized by Los Angeles-based Night Gallery’s Mieke Marple and Davida Nemeroff alongside Eliah Perona. Its art auction will be led by Viveca Paulin Ferrell and feature paddles designed by Math Bass. The Sexy Beast online auction will begin on August 29 at 12 p.m. PST on Paddle8. The full list of participating artists follows below.

Theodora Allen, Harold Ancart, Darren Bader, Alex Becerra, Larry Bell, Brian Belott, Jennifer Boysen, Katherine Bradford, Brian Calvin, Nina Chanel Abney, Alex Chaves, Mira Dancy, Marcel Dzama, Laeh Glenn, Jennifer Guidi, Camille Henrot, Whitney Hubbs, Xylor Jane, Jasper Johns, Dwyer Kilcollin, Josh Kline, Barbara Kruger, Sadie Laska, Eric Mack, Robert Mapplethorpe, Orion Martin, Eddie Martinez, Julie Mehretu, Paul McCarthy, Marilyn Minter, Sam Moyer, Margaux Ogden, Alex Olson, Neil Raitt, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Matt Sheridan Smith, Lucie Stahl, Despina Stokou, Claire Tabouret, and Samantha Thomas.

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