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.
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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.