Art lovers who want to contribute to Harvey relief efforts have a golden opportunity that won't last much longer. Sotheby's, the noted auction house, has launched an online auction of the work of 35 noted artists, including a number of Houstonians, all who donated their work to the cause.
Among the artists are John Alexander, Donald Baechler, Sharon Kopriva, Bernar Venet, Rania Daniel, Larry Bell, James Henderson, Claire Cusack, and Mona Hatoum, the noted Palestinian installation artist whose work is featured in a new exhibition at The Menil Collection.
The sale ends on Wednesday, November 1, at 11 am CST.
Sotheby's is not charging commissions; all sale proceeds will go to the Cantor Fitzgerald Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief and will be matched by the nonprofit organization that was established in memory of the more than 700 financial services firm's employees killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at New York's World Trade Center.
The relief fund has expanded to assist victims of natural disasters and emergencies, including victims of Superstorm Sandy, the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami of 2004 and the Haiti earthquake. Since its inception, the Relief Fund has distributed over $304 million.
Current bids on various works of art in the online benefit auction range from $800 to $16,000. To view them all, click here.