Credit Suisse Charity Art Auction –

Credit Suisse Charity Art Auction –

WE THE PEOPLE (EXPERIENCE LIFE), 2007 Inkjet ultrachrome archival print 111.8 x 127 cm

WE THE PEOPLE (EXPERIENCE LIFE), 2007 Inkjet ultrachrome archival print 111.8 x 127 cm by Ester Partegas

Credit Suisse in conjunction with Phillips De Pury are holding a charity auction to benefit Room to Read who raise funds educate children in the developing world who otherwise wouldn’t have access to education. The works available for auction have been touring as an exhibition where people have had the opportunity to put in silent bids. Bids can also be made in person by paddle during the auction, in writing prior to the sale, by telephone and over the internet through Art & Entrepreneurship’s online bidding facility. The final auction takes place in London with auctioneer Simon de Pury on November 24, 2008. The auction’s revenue will be split between the artists and Room to Read, a charity which partners with local communities throughout the developing world to build schools, establish libaries and computer labs, publish local language children’s books and fund long-term scholarships for underprivileged young girls. The silent bids will be recognized at this auction. 50 percent of the proceeds will go to the artists; the other half to “Room to Read”

For further details go to the auction website here:

Works by the following artists are included in the auction:
* Allora & Calzadilla
* André Pretorius
* Anonymous
* Cao Fei
* David Benjamin Sherry
* Gonzalez & Russom
* Heman Chong
* Latifa Echakhch
* Mai-Thu Perret
* Mamiko Otsubo
* Matthew Smith
* Michael Bauer
* Nicola Gobbetto
* Pavel Pepperstein
* Plamen Dejanoff
* Thukral & Tagra
* Tzu Nyen Ho

All the works on offer can be viewed, and online bids submitted for the works here:

Form for telephone and absentee bids can be found here:

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

One Response

  1. Greetings all members,

    I would just like to say hello and let you know that I’m happy to be a member – been a lurker long enough 🙂

    Hope to contribute some and gain some knowledge along the way….

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