Organized by Ben Stiller and David Zwirner, Artists for Haiti is an evening art auction to be held at Christie's, New York on September 22 at 7PM. We welcome you to preview the works now at the gallery, before they go on view at Christie's (September 17-20).
25 of today’s most important artists have donated 26 works, most created speciﬁcally for Artists for Haiti. Artists include: Adel Abdessemed, Francis Alÿs, 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 Oﬁli, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Neo Rauch, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Rudolf Stingel, Luc Tuymans, Kelley Walker, and Zhang Huan.
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 (20 Rockefeller Plaza) in New York on Thursday, September 22 at 7PM. 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.