Christie’s, in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, presents “The 11th Hour Charity Auction,” an evening sale on May 13th to benefit environmental and wildlife conservation efforts supported by the Foundation. Over 30 of today’s most important living artists from around the world have donated masterpieces, many of which were created especially for the auction.
The sale will feature top-tier works by 33 leading contemporary artists Kai Althoff, Banksy, Peter Beard, Carol Bove, Joe Bradley, Cecily Brown, Dan Colen, George Condo, John Currin, Zeng Fanzhi, Urs Fischer, Walton Ford, Mark Grotjahn, Andreas Gursky, Sergej Jensen, Anish Kapoor, Bharti Kher, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Adam McEwen, Takashi Murakami, Cady Noland, Raymond Pettibon, Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Neo Rauch, Ugo Rondinone, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Mark Ryden, Julian Schnabel and Rudolf Stingel, which will be offered at auction.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, has been raising public awareness about critical environmental issues and supporting efforts to protect our planet and create a sustainable future for 15 years. The funds raised through this sale will support innovative conservation projects that protect some of the last wild places on Earth, the endangered species that inhabit them, and the people who’s welfare depends upon them. Recipient projects will undergo a rigorous review process by the Foundation and a panel of environmental leaders including Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Philippe Cousteau, Dr. Pamela Matson, Dr. Enric Sala Ted Waitt, Rick Ridgeway, Jorgen Thomsen, and Dr. William H. Schlesinger.