Visual artists are supporting a $3 million fundraising campaign to create a choreography residency program started by the dancer and choreographer Stephen Petronio, The New York Times reports.
The artist Anish Kapoor donated a sculpture that is expected to fetch $1 million in a private sale to benefit the new program in Pawling, N.Y. Other works by artists including Cecily Brown, Teresita Fernández, and Jasper Johns will be sold through an online auction this week to support the residency project.
In recent years, other performing artists have turned to the art market to help support their projects. The choreographer Paul Taylor, for example, sold four works at auction by his friend and frequent collaborator Robert Rauschenberg to help reinvent his company. Artists including Chuck Close, William Kentridge, and Cindy Sherman donated artworks for the Metropolitan Opera to sell last year.