I've donated a small painting (above) to benefit this amazing organization, Alwan for the Arts.
via Alwan website:
Roses By Ghada Amer; Silicon Rings by Emna Zghal; Ethnographic Forgery Series (Revolutionary Dreams) by Kamrooz Aram
Mon, December 8, 2008 6:30 pm at
Online bidding commences at 11:59pm, Monday, December 01, 2008.
Please visit: http://www.alwanforthearts.org/auctioned-art
Please send your online bids to email@example.com
Bidding increments are $25 for works priced under $500 to start, and $50 for works priced $500 or more.
When bidding, please indicate the name of the artist, your starting bid, and the maximum price you are willing to pay. This maximum price will remain confidential throughout, and will only come into effect if other bidders approach that price.
For example: A painting costs $250. Your starting bid is $275 and your maximum is $500. If someone bids $300, your bid will automatically become $325. After the next bid of $350, your bid becomes $375, etc, up until your maximum. If someone exceeds your maximum bid, we will contact you to the best of our abilities to inquire if you would like to raise your bid. PLEASE NOTE: Maximum bids will remain confidential throughout.
All bidding will close at 9:30 P.M., Eastern Standard Time, December 8.
It is important that you provide contact information so we can reach you in case another person exceeds your bid.
Hosted by the distinguished Galerie Mark Hachem.
Monday, December 8, 2008
988 Madison Avenue at 77th Street
New York, NY 10021
Reception fee: $50
For more information, please contact Leili Kashani:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (646) 732-3261
Alwan for the Arts is a cultural organization that showcases and promotes Arab, Iranian, and South Asian art and scholarship in the New York metropolitan area and beyond. Since its founding in 1998, Alwan has emerged as a unique space where the rich and evolving cultural traditions of the Arab world and South Asia are celebrated. Alwan’s accomplishments include curating an annual sacred music festival, 10 film festivals featuring filmmakers from around the globe, and hosting distinguished authors and artists such as the Oum Kalthoum Orchestra, Marcel Khalife, Tariq Ali, Joseph Massad, Joan Scott, Glen Velez, Emily Jacir, Michel Khleifi, and Shirin Neshat.
ABOUT GALERIE MARK HACHEM:
Founded in 1985, the Galerie Mark Hachem began as one of the most innovative galleries in Paris. It continues to specialize in sculptures and paintings by major modern and contemporary artists associated with important movements such as Cubism, Op Art and the École de Nice. In 2007 a second Galerie Mark Hachem opened in New York, featuring established and emerging contemporary artists of the highest standard. http://www.markhachem.com