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Photos to benefit Elton Johns AIDS Foundation

October 15, 2009 |  6:00 am

Stw_selfport_5_v4 A portfolio of photographs by prominent artists created for the benefit of the Elton Johns AIDS Foundation will be introduced to Los Angeles Oct. 24 to Nov. 7 at M+B Gallery. 

Proceeds from sales of the $25,000 limited edition, boxed sets will fund health care services, grants for HIV prevention programs and projects designed to eliminate AIDS-related discrimination. Each portfolio contains 10 prints, published in editions of 40 by Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta. 

Sam Taylor-Wood has contributed “Escape Artist in Levis,” a C-print of a woman held aloft by colorful balloons. Shirin Neshat’s untitled black and white image comes from her “Women of Allah” series. Other participating artists are Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Damien Hirst, Sally Mann, Richard Misrach, Thomas Struth, Juergen Teller and Ruud van Empel. An online preview is available at

-- Suzanne Muchnic

Photo: "Escape Artist in Levis" by Sam Taylor-Wood. Credit: Elton Johns AIDS Foundation.