Planned Parenthood of New York City recently held its annual spring luncheon at New York's Pierre Hotel. Leading ladies in the art world were in attendance including Marilyn Minter, Deborah Kass, RoseLee Goldberg, and Patricia Cronin were in attendance to celebrate artist Marilyn Minter's Woman of Valor Award.
Minter joined her friends Cindy Sherman and Laurie Simmons to raise over $2.5 million at Choice Works for Planned Parenthood in a Sotheby's auction. A special surprise came with the announcement that Marilyn Minter had been working with Miley Cyrus and Marc Jacobs in an entirely new art project to benefit the organization.
In March, the Minter/Cyrus duo met to create a steamy photo entitled 'Miley' (2016). The limited-edition print of 50 is face-mounted on UV Plexiglass, signed by creators, and sold through Artsy for $5,500 with the proceeds benefitting Planned Parenthood.
Designer Marc Jacobs joined the fundraiser, releasing two different limited-edition T-shirts for men and women for $50 -- 'Miley Hearts Planned Parenthood'. The shirts are available at MarcJacobs.com and in select boutiques.
Joan Malin, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood New York City (PPNYC), professed her gratitude, stating, “It is more important than ever that our champions speak out in support of Planned Parenthood. PPNYC is thankful to have the unwavering support of Miley Cyrus and Marilyn Minter. Their stand with Planned Parenthood shines a spotlight on the millions of women who are being negatively affected by this ingoing attack on abortion access. And we are so grateful for the remarkable print they created together and we are delighted that sales will directly benefit PPNYC patients.”