Chadwick Boseman’s potrait is set to be auctioned at this year’s edition of Project Angel Food’s AngelPhoto auction, according to Variety.
Slated for Milk Studios Los Angeles on Dec. 8, will feature a pre-auction cocktail reception. According to the organizers, proceeds benefit Project Angel Food’s work providing daily medically tailored meals to more than 2,500 Angelenos living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses.
Chadwick’s photo, shot by Kwaku Alston at Comic Con in 2017 before the release of “Black Panther,” opens at $1,000, but is expected to fetch about $5,000. Other auction highlights include a photo of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe taken by Norman Seeff in New York City in 1969 and Greg Gorman’s 1994 portrait of Sophia Loren for Detour magazine that coincided with the release of Robert Altman’s “Prêt-à-Porter.”
Boseman died August 28, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. He was 43. With a career that began with guest starring roles on the television series Third Watch, Law & Order, CSI: NY, and ER, Boseman landed a recurring role on the series Lincoln Heights and became a series regular on Persons Unknown before making his mark on the big screen.
His breakthrough performance came though his portrayal of baseball player Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42 (2013). Boseman would continue to play pioneering Americans, starring as singer James Brown in Get Up (2014) and as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017).
Boseman is best known for his role as King T’Challa/Black Panther in the superhero Marvel Cinematic Universe. He appeared in four MCU films: Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
“This year, the auction is featuring over 70 Masters of Art Photography including icons such as Ed Ruscha, Herb Ritts, Norman Seeff, Antonio Lopez and Brad Elterman as well as the next generation including Michelle Groskopf, Bryan “BAM” Martinez and John Jay,” says Milk studio director Willie Maldonado. “This year’s collection showcases the high spirit energy of the Los Angeles story captured over decades with mesmerizing images.”