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Christie's + Takashi Murakami - Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake Benefit Auction

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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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New York, NY 10020

Auction Date: November, 9th, 2011 (Wednesday)

Takashi Murakami - New day Kaikai and Kiki, Faces All-Over  (C)2011 Takashi MurakamiKaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights

Takashi Murakami - New day Face of the Artist - (C)2011 Takashi MurakamiKaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Takashi Murakami - New day DOB's Acrobatic Spectacular Society (C)2011 Takashi MurakamiKaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Takashi Murakami - And Then, And Then And Then And Then And Then. Yellow Universe(C)2011 Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

Yoshitomo Nara - Patched Head

Yoshitomo Nara - Lone Star

Mr. - Okay!!

Thomas Houseago - Midnight Mask III

Mark Grotjahn - Untitled (Eleven Color Variant Separated With White Butterfly 4304)
Luc Tuymans - Shore

Gabriel Orozco - Samurai Tree 6S

Friedrich Kunath  - Untitled (Let the Distance Keep Us Together)

Cindy Sherman - Untitled--four works 4

Cindy Sherman - Untitled--four works 3
Cindy Sherman - Untitled--four works 2

Cindy Sherman - Untitled--four works 1

Aya Takano - I had a dream, in the aftermath of the disaster, water was gushing out from the mountains, and formed a pond

Anselm Reyle - Untitled

Zeng Fanzhi - watermelon