Seven months have passed already since the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit the Tohoku region of Japan on 3/11. Unfortunately, the catastrophic event have left many still homeless, all now are battling to rebuild their communities. At the same time, the region is fighting for some sort of normalcy after multiple failures at Fukushima nuclear power plant . In the hopes of bringing worldwide attention on the wounded country, Christie’s and Takashi Murakami, in conjunction with many generous artists, have initiated the Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake Benefit Auction, to be held on Wednesday, November, 9th at Christie’s New York.
Notable artists donating their impressive artworks include Takashi Murakami, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Yoshitomo Nara, Zeng Fanzhi, Mark Grotjahn, Thomas Houseago, Friedrich Kunath, Mr., Gabriel Orozco, Anselm Reyle, Cindy Sherman, Aya Takano and Luc Tuymans. Preview of the auctioning pieces will be held at Gagosian Gallery from October 26th until 28th, for those interested to take part in the auction. Furthermore, Oscar-nominated actor Ken Watanabe will be officially opening the sale with a reading of a Japanese poem.
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Auction Date: November, 9th, 2011 (Wednesday)