LONDON (PanARMENIAN.Net) — The British auction house Christie’s announced on August 22 that it will support Beirut’s throbbing art community with a charity auction, Grazia reports.
The tragic explosion in Beirut affected local businesses from essential services to restaurants, fashion and even the arts — shattering buildings and centers.
Dubbed “We Are All Beirut – Art for Beirut: A Charity Auction,” the online auction will take place from late October to the first half of November.
“Seeing the images of devastation on August 4 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,” Christie’s CEO Guillaume Cerutti, commented, continuing “we are committed to help and hope that many of our international clients, friends and collectors will follow our call to action.”
According to Caroline Louca-Kirkland, Managing Director at Christie’s Middle East, the initiative will include approximately 40 to 50 lots of international and regional art, jewelry, design and watches. Funds will be allocated to restore the city’s art and cultural community, including the Sursock museum – Beirut’s modern and contemporary art museum.