Monday, August 8, 2011
Christie's Joins with Takashi Murakami to Benefit Victims of Japan's Earthquake
In an effort to support the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake in Japan, Christie's is teaming up with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki to dedicate a special section of a forthcoming New York auction to the cause. Murakami will personally select pieces to be auctioned, and in a truly altruistic fashion, all proceeds from the event will be donated to organizations providing relief to the survivors of the catastrophe. Already deeply engaged in the ongoing effort, the artist hopes to illustrate how art can play a valiant role in a time of crisis.