Marlene Dumas, My moeder voor sy my moeder was (My mother before she became my mother). 2010. Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 39 1/2 inches (200 x 100.3 cm). DUMMA0333.
Exhibition Previews Major Works Donated to Artists for Haiti Auction
Organized by Ben Stiller and David Zwirner
September 6-14, 2011
Exhibition on view at David Zwirner
525 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Public reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8PM
25 of today's most important artists have donated 26 works, most created speci?cally for Artists for Haiti. Artists include:
Adel Abdessemed, Francis Al˙s, Mamma Andersson, Louise Bourgeois, Cecily Brown, Chuck Close, Marlene Dumas, Urs Fischer, Dan Flavin, Jasper Johns, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Glenn Ligon, Paul McCarthy, Chris O?li, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Neo Rauch, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Rudolf Stingel, Luc Tuymans, Kelley Walker, and Zhang Huan.
Artists for Haiti Auction at Christie's
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York
Thursday, September 22, 7PM
On January 12, 2010, Haiti-the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere-was struck by a catastrophic earthquake that took nearly 230,000 lives, injured over 300,000 people, and left over a million homeless and displaced, according to reports from the United Nations and USAID (United States Agency for International Development). Even now, twenty months later, widespread devastation remains.
In early 2011, actor and director Ben Stiller joined together with gallerist and art dealer David Zwirner to organize Artists for Haiti, a major evening art auction to be held at Christie's in New York on Thursday, September 22 at 7 PM. Artists for Haiti, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, joins in the much needed humanitarian effort to raise significant funds for children's education and health programs. 100% of the proceeds from this sale will go directly to support nonprofits and NGOs that are already performing extraordinary work on the ground in Haiti, including: Architecture for Humanity, Artists for Peace and Justice, Ciné Institute, Grameen Creative Lab, J/P HRO, Partners In Health, and The Stiller Foundation, among others.
Prior to the auction, all works will be on view at David Zwirner (September 6-14) and at Christie's (September 17-20).
Contact: Julia Joern, Director, David Zwirner 212-727-2070 email@example.com