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MTV RE: DEFINE 2016

MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

In 2016 MTV Staying Alive Foundation & Dallas Contemporary Museum hosted the MTV RE:DEFINE benefit auction for its 5th anniversary in partnership with The Goss Michael Foundation. This dynamic charity art exhibition and fundraising auction was held in Dallas, Texas raising $2.5 million to aid their mission to build an empowered and educated generation of young people, equipped with the tools and knowledge to protect themselves and their peers from the HIV epidemic. The work entitled 'Lonely Tylenol' by artist Massimo Agostinelli from the revered 'Palindromes Series, 2014' was among the art on view.

LONELY TYLENOL 'PALINDROMES SERIES' 2014 BY MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI | MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

LONELY TYLENOL 'PALINDROMES SERIES' 2014 BY MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

MTV RE:DEFINE celebrated its 5th anniversary with a record breaking auction at Dallas Contemporary. The evening was helmed by MC Oli Barret, while auctioneer Simon de Pury was back with the gavel after a hiatus from the last two auctions. Both Barrett and de Pury kept the crowd on their toes, engaging them over the course of the evening.

AUCTIONEER SIMON DE PURY WITH ARTIST ENOC PEREZ | MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

AUCTIONEER SIMON DE PURY WITH ARTIST ENOC PEREZ | MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

Enoc Perez delivered a touching speech on being part of the MTV generation, acknowledging this was the closest he’s felt to being a rockstar. The honours didn’t stop with Perez, as Headington Companies was presented with a special award for their continued contributions to the Dallas art community.

MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

Neville Wakefield curated the auction, which was considered by everyone to be the strongest lineup of art in MTV RE:DEFINE’s history; works by the likes of Sterling Ruby, Dan Colen, Marc Quinn, Damien Hirst and Bruce Weber all sold above their estimates and contributed a sizeable chunk of the $2.5 million raised.

MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

To cap off the live auction, multi platinum singer/songwriter Leona Lewis brought down the house with a stripped-down acoustic set that included an incredible rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and she brought the crowd to their feet as she closed with her hit single Bleeding Love.

SINGER LEONA LEWIS | MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

SINGER LEONA LEWIS | MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

The party continued late into the night as drinks flowed at the Midnight Rambler Bar and guests that missed out on winning work during the live auction, placed bids via Paddle8 on an exquisite selection of silent auction works.

MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS | MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS | MTV STAYING ALIVE FOUNDATION | MTV RE:DEFINE 2016 | DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM | THE GOSS MICHAEL FOUNDATION | MASSIMO AGOSTINELLI |