Elton John AIDS Foundation. Sotheby’s New York sales artwork to support it. Art Day Sale on 14 November 2013 which goes on public exhibition on Saturday 9 November.
Sotheby’s is delighted to announce that it will offer eight works generously donated by leading contemporary artists to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF). Works by Marina Abramović, William Eggleston, Inka Essenhigh, Theaster Gates, Wade Guyton, Louise Lawler, Raymond Pettibon, and Ai Weiwei, will be included in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Sale on 14 November 2013 which goes on public exhibition on Saturday 9 November. All proceeds from the sale of these eight works will benefit EJAF’s life-saving grant initiatives.
Sir Elton John said: “All of us at the Elton John AIDS Foundation are deeply grateful to Sotheby’s and to all of the wonderful artists, dealers, and galleries that have partnered with us on this project for the last three years. The funds raised from the special charity lots at the sale will support our continuing efforts to achieve an AIDS free generation by confronting stigma and discrimination and helping people to access the prevention, treatment and care services they need. This sale truly is art supporting life, and I can’t think of a higher purpose for art than that.”
Tobias Meyer, Sotheby’s Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art, said: “We have long admired the vital work of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and so are delighted to be offering this superb selection of painting, sculpture and photography to benefit their programs. The group of works on offer in November includes pieces by many of the most exciting artists working today that are sure to attract both new and established collectors.”
For more information and to view all lots being sold to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation please visit the Contemporary Art Day Sale pages on sothebys.com (sale N09038, lots 489 – 496).
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