Get ready to grow your art collection on May 2, when The Laurel Foundation launches “The Art Of_” virtual art auction—sponsored by Bonhams—that will feature over 75 contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs and objects by internationally revered, industry renowned, and up-and-coming transgender/gender diverse or HIV+ artists.

George Wolf, baby Face

The uniqueness of this international auction is the juxtaposition of work by iconic artists, such as David Hockney and Andy Warhol, with gallery favorites Debora Medici-Guetta, Frank Ockenfels, Luc Bernard, William J. O’Brien, Don Flood, and Salomon Khammi, alongside transgender/gender diverse artists Danielle Paris, Ayin Es and Rhys T Hansen, nationally recognized HIV+ artist Patrick Brown and up-and-coming artists Berit Mondale, Sam Culp and Kylie Ames.

Peter Meller, Print on transparent plastic and mounted on colored foil

Live online through May 13, a special viewing party will take place on May 12 from 6:30-8:30PM at Bonhams Los Angeles, with a VIP viewing from 6:30-7:00PM to meet select artists and celebrities. The auction’s Honorary Celebrity Host Committee includes Jamie Lee Curtis, award-winning actress, producer, director, author and advocate, and Carson Kressley of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Tickets to the event range from $40 (general admission) to $125 (VIP admission).

To learn more about the The Art Of _ auction, register for the auction, and/or purchase tickets to the May 12th event, visit