Auction(red) by Bono and Damien Hirst for Valentine’s Day

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A good deed must never go unmarked! This (and let’s face it, the love of art too) is the reason I’m writing an article about a Sothebys auction.

“Art has many definitions and many definers…who would be reckless enough to try? But the prophetic utterance is a large part of the reason why I am interested in Art. Art speaks to the future, prepares you for the future, and sometimes even invites you to the future.”

Bono and Damien Hirst for Auction(red)

The words of Bono introducing the Sothebys Auction (red) are full of hope under the circumstances: nearly 6.000 people die today because of HIV/AIDS.

Sir Peter Blake Love painting

This is the “Love” painting by Sir Peter Blake

“Words cannot convey this. Images…maybe”

Yinka Shonibare - Un Ballo in Maschera

This is signed by Yinka Shonibare and called “Un Ballo in Maschera”

The lack of medical assistance for the people infected is transforming everybody in complicit bystanders.

Julian Schnabel Red Painting

This is called “Red painting” and it’s made by Julian Schnabel

The proceeds of this auction(red) will go to the united nations foundation to support hiv/aids relief programs in Africa conducted by the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis & Malaria.

Gabriel Orozco Samurai Tree

This is the work of Gabriel Orozco called “Samurai Tree”

The selection I’ve made from the 83 lots is not based on anything more than my esthetical choices so I truly hope you enjoy it as much as I did when picking it up!

Takashi Murakami Red Flower Ball

This is one of my favorites – The Red Flower Ball in 3d by Takashi Murakami

I wish I could have done more for this action, but for now I’m just helping spread the word!

Chuck Close Kate

This is an ink jet print by Chuck Close representing Kate

Damien Hirst Di Caprin

The image from the background of the photo with Bono and Damien Hirst is, in fact, a painting of Damien Hirst called “Di Caprin”

Jeff Koons Balloon Rabbit Wall Relief

“The Balloon Rabbit Wall Relief” by Jeff Koons

Richard Prince untitled (the velvets)

The “untitled” (the velvets) by Richard Prince

Marc Quinn Stratospheric Ozone

And the last picture from this selection is called “Stratospheric Ozone” and it’s signed Marc Quinn

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