Emily Nathan (Artnet Magazine) writes about a benefit auction— Artists for Haiti—at Christie’s in New York held on September 22, 2011. The works were previously on view at the David Zwirner Gallery. In the spirit of the project, Christie’s waived all fees and commissions, with 100 percent of the proceeds earmarked for NGOs already working in Haiti. Saying that “A little can go a long way in Haiti,” gallery owner David Zwirner offered a walkthrough of “Artists for Haiti” before the special sale.
Conceived in collaboration with actor (and art collector) Ben Stiller and his eponymous philanthropic foundation to bolster relief efforts in the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean country — the poorest in the Western Hemisphere — the sale brings together 26 paintings, drawings and sculptures, most of which were made specifically for the auction and donated by 25 international artists ranging from Neo Rauch and Karin Mamma Andersson to
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