British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel
Gala Dinner & Art Auction

London, 28 January

Sebastian Black, Machine for Twang Twang Twang, oil on linen, 47 x 61 cm, 2018. Donated by the artist, courtesy of Clearing, Brussels. Estimate: £10,000-15,000

This January, Christie’s is proud to support the British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel gala dinner and art auction. Hosted in Battersea, Christie’s Senior Auctioneer Hugh Edmeades will be taking up the gavel to auction a selection of works donated by established and emerging contemporary artists from all over the world in aid of the organisation. This year’s guest of honour is artist and author Edmund de Waal OBE.

The British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI)
is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising funds to support educational programmes run by the Art Museums of Israel. These programmes share the rich artistic culture and history of Israel alongside prominent international contemporary art, with future generations across all strata of society.


  • Annie Leibovitz

    John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1980
    Large-format dye-transfer print
    74.3 x 75.6 cm
    No 2 from an edition of 10

    Donated by anonymous

  • Arlene Shechet

    For the Birds, 2018
    Glazed Ceramic
    20.3 x 23 x 19 cm

    Donated by the artist, courtesy of Almine Rech, London, Paris, Brussels

  • Donna Huanca

    DIOTIMA, 2019
    Oil, sand on digital print on canvas
    180 x 132 cm

    Donated by the artist, courtesy of Peres Projects, Berlin

  • Edmund de Waal, OBE

    Still Beside You, With Her Empty Hands, 2017
    Porcelain, gold, silver, alabaster, aluminium and plexiglass
    70 x 42 x 10 cm

    Donated by the artist, courtesy of Gagosian

  • Matthew Day Jackson

    Flowers in a Marbled Vase, 2018
    Textile, silkscreen, architectural turf mat, pigment print on paper
    183 x 133 cm

    Donated by the artist, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

  • Zoya Cherkassky

    Jaffa Dalet, 2019
    Tempera, coloured pencils and wax crayon on paper
    31 x 47 cm

    Donated by the artist, courtesy of Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv


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    8 King Street
    St James’s, London
    SW1Y 6QT

    24 Jan, 11am - 4pm
    25 Jan, 2pm - 5pm
    26 Jan, 2pm - 5pm
    27 Jan, 9am - 4pm


    28 Jan


    Edmund de Waal, OBE


    Hugh Edmeades
    Senior Auctioneer

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