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Christie’s and amfAR partner
to raise critical funds for COVID-19 research

Christie’s and are pleased to announce a new partnershipdevoted to raising critical funds for COVID-19 research through a dedicated global auction at Christie’s this June.After the rapid spread of the coronavirus this spring forced amfAR to cancel its annual fundraising Gala at Cannes,which last year raised $15 million in vital research funds, the two organizations are joining forces to bridge the gap infundraising and use it as an opportunity to address the new and urgent threat of COVID-19.

From the Studio will present contemporary artworks that have been generously donated by leading collectors andby artists themselves, including new works never before seen by the public, which have been sourced with the helpof Michael Nevin, director of The Journal Gallery. Proceeds from the June event at Christie’s New York will benefitamfAR. As a leader in infectious disease research, amfAR recently announced that it is expanding its research effortsto participate in the all-out effort to develop effective treatments for the new coronavirus, and established the for that purpose.

365体育首页Christie’s and amfAR will jointly announce details of each donated artwork on a rolling basis throughout May, withaccompanying videos and Webinar-style conversations about the works with the project curator and participatingartists. The auction is slated to coincide with Christie’s International 20th Century Week, which will bring togetherImpressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art from New York and London auctions that were delayed thisyear due to precautionary saleroom closures in the U.S. and Europe.