|photo by Kentaro Hirao
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On Nov 9, Christie's New York will auction important works donated by several top contemporary artists, selected personally by Takashi Murakami, to fund the continuing relief effort in Japan. Proceeds from the sale will go to The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Global Giving and International Medical Corps, providing relief to the survivors of the catastrophe, the effects of which continue to be devastating.
Zeng Fanzhi, Mark Grotjahn, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Friedrich Kunath, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Gabriel Orozco, Anselm Reyle, Cindy Sherman, Aya Takano, Luc Tuymans have all donated pieces. The special auction section is expected to reach $5 million.
New day: Face of the Artist, 2011
Some of the works are extremely poignant and relevant to the sale.