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October 5, 2017: PHOTO17 at Milk Studios

Milk Studios, for the third consecutive year, will host PHOTO17, the annual photography auction to benefit STORIES: The AIDS Monument. The event will be held Thursday, October 5th at Milk's Hollywood location. Sharon Stone will once again serve as Event Honorary Chair.

"This Monument means love; it means hope; it means we do our part and stand against the ill will we see in the world..." said Stone announcing this year's event. "This auction, now in its third year, attracts many of the world's finest photographers. The expressions and contributions toward the AIDS Monument make this a perfect event for Milk to support", noted Willie Maldonado, MILK LA's founder & partner and Co-Chair of the PHOTO17 event. "The untold loss -- and untold stories of the artists, models, and fashion industry leaders cannot be measured. This is our way of bringing those stories to life, and to remember those people in an artistic way." Milk Studios has generously underwritten the event for the past two years. 
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100% of the proceeds from Photo17 benefit STORIES: The AIDS Monument and the Foundation for The AIDS Monument. The foundation is in the final phase of a $5 million fundraising campaign to build The AIDS Monument designed by Daniel Tobin of the Urban Art Projects which will be located in West Hollywood Park.

The auction will feature live and silent auctions of extraordinary photographs from collectors and galleries. Past participants include Julius Shulman, Brad Elterman, Jack Pierson, Jeff Wall, Firooz Zahedi, Norman Seef, Bruce Weber, Ellen Von Unwerth, Pamela Hanson, Antonio Lopez, Herb Ritts, Greg Gorman, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Dennis Hopper, Kihende Wiley, John Divola, William Wegman, Karen Kuehn and many more. Photo17 will include 80 silent lots and 20 live lots, with bidding available around the world via Paddle8 on line bidding.

Cocktail reception hosted by Milk Studios. 100% of the net proceeds benefit the Foundation for the AIDS Monument - www.aidsmonument.org VIP HOST Tickets: $1,000 VIP Ticket: $250 General Admission Tickets: $150 (early bird until Sept 19) Tickets Available for sale HERE.

What: PHOTO17
Where: Milk Studios 855 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
When: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Info: Click Here