After the catastrophic explosion in Beirut, many organisations have reached out to help in whatever ways they can.
Christie’s will offer its support for the art community in Lebanon to benefit the efforts to rebuild the cultural scene in the city.
WE ARE ALL BEIRUT – Art for Beirut: A Charity Auction will take place online and will run from late October until the first half of November 2020.
The initiative will include approximately 40 to 50 lots of international and regional art, jewellery, design and watches to raise significant funds to help in rebuilding the city’s art and cultural community, including the Sursock museum which was badly damaged in the blast.
Guillaume Cerutti, CEO Christie’s said: “We are committed to help and hope that many of our international clients, friends and collectors will follow our call to action. Seeing the images of devastation on Tuesday 4 August will always remain in all our collective memory and our thoughts are with all families, friends and artists who have lost so much. We hope to raise enough funds with this initiative to make a significant difference. My deepest thank you to all who have already committed or inquired about what Christie’s plans to help rebuild the artistic community of Beirut.”
Caroline Louca-Kirkland, Managing Director Christie’s Middle East commented: “Lebanon — its people, its culture and its creative community – has contributed so significantly to the wider art landscape and this sale provides an opportunity to demonstrate the extensive and long-term support and affinity that both the region and international communities have for the rebuilding of Lebanon’s cultural destinations.”
Follow Christie’s on social media for more details on the participating artists as well as information on when the auction will be live.