Kavi Gupta is proud to announce the next chapter in the COVID-19 Mask Project, featuring Deborah Kass. Based on Kass's large-scale painting Being Alive (2010), the limited edition ALIVE mask is washable and reusable and features two breathable polyester fabric layers with a bendable nose wire. Proceeds from the sale of the Deborah Kass ALIVE face mask will be donated to THE CENTER, offering the LGBTQ communities of New York City advocacy, health and wellness programs, arts, entertainment and cultural events, recovery, and parenthood and family support services since 1983.
Deborah Kass wearing her ALIVE mask. Photo courtesy of the artist.
This is the third in Kavi Gupta’s series of limited artist's edition masks. We are thrilled that so far sales from masks by Devan Shimoyama and Jeffrey Gibson have raised more than $17,000 for the Chicago based African American COVID-19 Relief Fund; the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to aid with COVID-19 critical care response; and NDN Collective, an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building, and narrative change.
Masks by Deborah Kass for the Kavi Gupta COVID-19 Mask Project are a limited edition of 200.
Masks are available for purchase online for $100 each through Kavi Gupta | Editions. Orders will ship in 1-2 weeks. A limited number of masks will be available for purchase in person at Kass's exhibition Painting and Sculpture at Kavi Gupta | Elizabeth St. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to visit the gallery.