Christie’s and amfAR partner
to raise critical funds for COVID-19 research

Christie’s and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, are pleased to announce a new partnership devoted to raising critical funds for COVID-19 research through a dedicated selection to be offered in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale on 10 July at Christie’s New York.

After the rapid spread of the coronavirus this spring forced amfAR to cancel its annual fundraising Gala at Cannes, which last year raised $15 million in vital research funds, the two organizations are joining forces to bridge the gap in fundraising and use it as an opportunity to address the new and urgent threat of COVID-19.

From the Studio will present contemporary artworks that have been generously donated by leading collectors and by artists themselves, including new works never before seen by the public, which have been sourced with the help of Michael Nevin, director of The Journal Gallery. Proceeds from the sale will benefit amfAR and its research efforts to develop effective treatments for the new coronavirus.

The selection will be sold during Christie’s international 20th Century Week, which will bring together Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art from around the world.



Highlights

  • Urs Fischer (b. 1973)

    Sneaky Snuggles
    aluminum panel, aluminum honeycomb, two-component epoxy adhesive, two-component epoxy primer, gesso and solvent-based screen printing ink
    80 x 60 in. (203.2 x 152.4 cm.)
    Executed in 2019
    Estimate
    $350,000-550,000
    Property of
    From the Studio to Benefit amfAR Making Aids History

  • Haas Brothers (b. 1984)

    Palm Grier
    glass beads, waxed paracord, copper, carpet, steel, LED fiber optics and electrical wiring
    120 x 73 x 73 in. (304.8 x 185.4 x 185.4 cm.)
    Executed in 2018
    Estimate
    $100,000-150,000
    Property of
    From the Studio to Benefit amfAR Making Aids History

  • Richard Serra (b.1938)

    Untitled
    etching ink and silica on handmade paper
    47 ¼ x 31 ½ in. (120 x 80 cm.)
    Executed in 2019
    Estimate
    $200,000-300,000
    Property of
    From the Studio to Benefit amfAR Making Aids History

  • George Condo (b. 1957)

    Multiple Personalities
    signed and dated 'Condo May 2020' (upper left)
    wax crayon and acrylic on paper
    22 ¾ x 30 in. (57.8 x 76.2 cm.)
    Executed in 2020
    Estimate
    $120,000-180,000
    Property of
    From the Studio to Benefit amfAR Making Aids History

  • Cecily Brown (b. 1969)

    The Wanton Boy
    signed and dated 'Cecily Brown 2020' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    17 x 13 in. (43.2 x 33 cm.)
    Painted in 2020
    Estimate
    $120,000-180,000
    Property of
    From the Studio to Benefit amfAR Making Aids History

  • Kenny Scharf (b. 1958)

    Skribskrabz
    signed, titled and dated 'Skribskrabz Kenny Scharf 20' (on the reverse)
    oil and spray paint on linen, in artist's frame
    90 x 70 in. (228.6 x 177.8 cm.)
    Painted in 2020
    Estimate
    $80,000-120,000
    Property of
    From the Studio to Benefit amfAR Making Aids History

  • Erik Parker (b. 1968)

    Hangout
    signed and dated 'ERIK PARKER 2020' (on the stretcher)
    acrylic on canvas
    diameter: 50 in. (127 cm.)
    Painted in 2020
    Estimate
    $30,000-50,000
    Property of
    From the Studio to Benefit amfAR Making Aids History

  • Michael Kagan (b.1980)

    Buzz
    signed, titled and dated 'Michael Kagan Buzz, 2020' (on the reverse)
    oil on linen
    36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm.)
    Painted in 2020
    Estimate
    $25,000-35,000
    Property of
    From the Studio to Benefit amfAR Making Aids History

Explore all donated works

Hot on the heels of ONE, a global auction event, the eagerly anticipated Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale will round out the red-letter day with a thoughtfully crafted selection of both post-war and contemporary works, featuring examples from established mainstays and fresh new talent.

Explore donated works; all proceed from the June event at Christie’s New York will benefit amfAR.