CALIFORNIA COALITION FOR WOMEN PRISONERS
ANNOUNCES BENEFIT AUCTION TO COMBAT MASS INCARCERATION
Artworks by Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Louise Lawler, Janiva Ellis, Laurie Simmons, Torey Thornton and more exclusively on Paddle8 August 15-29
To bid on artwork in the auction, please visit
LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 2018 – California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) today announces partnerships with online auction house Paddle8 and L.A. gallery Blum & Poe to raise funds for the organization’s mission to combat mass incarceration.
The auction includes works by more than 40 donating artists — including pieces by Carroll Dunham, Janiva Ellis, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith, Torey Thornton, and Michael Williams — whose pieces will be available exclusively online on Paddle8, live to bidders worldwide August 15 – 29.
The launch event for the 2018 CCWP Benefit Auction will be Saturday, August 18, 7-10pm at Blum & Poe (2727 La Cienega). This event is open to the public and will showcase the donated artworks, celebrate CCWP’s efforts, and educate about the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC). The works may also be viewed at the gallery by appointment only August 16 and 17.