Nov. 5 art auction benefits animal welfare group Mercy For Animals

J J Manford, 'Moogles Fauna,' acrylic , oil, spray paint and collage on canvas; 18 x 12in, est. $3,000. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

J J Manford, ‘Moogles Fauna,’ acrylic , oil, spray paint and collage on canvas; 18 x 12in, est. $3,000. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

NEW YORK – Art and animals will come together for a common goal on Wednesday, November 5 as Mercy For Animals conducts its Art of Compassion benefit auction. Proceeds from the online auction of more than 75 artworks will benefit Mercy For Animals’ many animal welfare programs in North America.

The auction features original pieces by dozens of artists, including Moby, Jo-Anne McArthur, Al Jackson, Donald Baechler, Ross Bleckner and William Wegman. The selection has been curated and organized by Nick Lawrence, founder and curator of Freight+Volume gallery in New York City.

Bidding is on now and closes at 9 p.m. Eastern time on November 5. All auction artworks will be on view that same evening from 6-10 p.m. at a special Mercy For Animals fundraiser at Freight+Volume. The gallery is located at 530 W. 24th St., New York, NY 10011. To purchase tickets to the festive fundraiser, which are $100 apiece, or to make a donation to Mercy For Animals, visit https://www.charity-pay.com/e/event.asp?cid=22&eid=44.

To browse or bid on the art being sold in the online auction, click here: http://paddle8.com/auctions/mercyforanimals

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ADDITIONAL IMAGES OF NOTE


J J Manford, 'Moogles Fauna,' acrylic , oil, spray paint and collage on canvas; 18 x 12in, est. $3,000. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

J J Manford, ‘Moogles Fauna,’ acrylic , oil, spray paint and collage on canvas; 18 x 12in, est. $3,000. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

John Newsom, 'Wonderland,' screenprint, 48 of 60, framed, 16.25 x 27in, est. $1,600. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

John Newsom, ‘Wonderland,’ screenprint, 48 of 60, framed, 16.25 x 27in, est. $1,600. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

William Wegman, 'The Wave,' pigment print, 17 of 30, framed, 11 x 8.5in, est. $850. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

William Wegman, ‘The Wave,’ pigment print, 17 of 30, framed, 11 x 8.5in, est. $850. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

Katherine Bradford, 'Dueling Supermen,' acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 in, est. $1,900. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

Katherine Bradford, ‘Dueling Supermen,’ acrylic on canvas, 12 x 9 in, est. $1,900. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

Moby, 'Receiving,' giclee print on exhibition mat, framed, 13 x 19in, est. $295. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

Moby, ‘Receiving,’ giclee print on exhibition mat, framed, 13 x 19in, est. $295. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

Joe Heaps Nelson, 'Ferdinando,' gouache, charcoal and acrylic on paper; framed, 11.5 x 12.5in, est. $450. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

Joe Heaps Nelson, ‘Ferdinando,’ gouache, charcoal and acrylic on paper; framed, 11.5 x 12.5in, est. $450. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

Bryan Osburn, 'Untitled,' 2013, oil on paper, framed, 8 x 10in, est. $950. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals

Bryan Osburn, ‘Untitled,’ 2013, oil on paper, framed, 8 x 10in, est. $950. Image courtesy Paddle 8 / Mercy For Animals