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Auction for Israel

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-02-23

Damien Hirst art

Damien Hirst art

Works of art donated by leading artists including Damien Hirst are to go on auction to benefit British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI).

The 90 pieces which range from paintings to sculptures also include a portrait sitting with legendary photographer David Bailey.

Damien Hirst has donated Love, Love which features butterflies on canvas and has a minimum bid of £25,000.

Over £250,000 is expected to be raised and a special preview of the lots is to be held at Christies in London on February 27.

As well as the preview, art fans can bid online for pieces through Hammersite.com as well as attending the British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel’s Gala dinner which will be held at London's Banqueting House on March 6 to bid in person on the night. 

Money raised by the BFAMI goes to support the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art and other smaller museums in Israel.

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