To benefit the victims of the tragic Tohoku-Pacific earthquake in Japan, Christie’s has partnered with both Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki Co. for a special section at the upcoming relief effort auction. Proceeds from the sale – expected to reach $5 million – will be contributed to The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Global Giving and International Medical Corps, providing relief to the survivors of the catastrophe. Other artists contributing to the effort include Zeng Fanzhi, Mark Grotjahn, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Friedrich Kunath, Yoshitomo Nara, Gabriel Orozco, Anselm Reyle, Cindy Sherman, Aya Takano and Luc Tuymans. Gagosian Gallery will host a preview of the work from Wednesday, October 26 to Friday, October 28 at their Madison Avenue space in New York.
Source: Arrested Motion