Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York (35 E 67th St 4th Floor, New York, NY 10065)
Reception: Thursday, May 21st, 6:00 to 9:00pm
Online bidding: from May 18th until June 1st
Gallery viewing: May 19th – 22nd, from 11:00am until 6:00pm
NEW YORK: The first art auction benefiting the initiative Acción por la Libertad will open with about 60 artworks from artists of diverse nationalities.
The auction includes a broad selection of works from artists, among which are: Aziz + Cucher, Harry Abend, Karina Aguilera, Alexander Apóstol, Patricia Avellán, Emilia Azcárate, Sergio Barrios, Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck, Valerie Brathwaite, Hayfer Brea, Carola Bravo, Mariana Bunimov, Iván Candeo, Deborah Castillo, Sigfredo Chacón, Emilio Chapela, Isabel Cisneros, Alfredo Cortina, Jaime Davidovich, Diana de Solares, José Gabriel Fernández, Héctor Fuenmayor, Juan Pablo Garza, Anna Bella Geiger, Jaime Gili, Carlos Ginzburg, Mercedes Elena González, Juan Iribarren, Mathias Kessler, Ramsés Larzábal, Suwon Lee, Diana López, Pepé López, Xavier Luján, Ángel Marcano, Leonor Mendoza, Andrés Michelena, Luis Molina-Pantin, Nela Ochoa, Miguel Pons, Nascimento & Lovera, Jorge Pedro Nuñez, Jesús (Bubu) Negrón, Nela Ochoa, María A. Octavio, Juan José Olavarría, Anita Pantin, Lucia Pizzani, Rayma, Luis Roldán, Osvaldo Romberg, Luis Romero, Daniel Santiago Salguero, Pedro Tagliafico, Pedro Terán, Patricia Van Dalen, Andrés Vial, Christian Vinck, Roberto Weil, Yeni & Nan and Horacio Zabala.
The totality of the funds raised from this auction will be used to finance the programs launched and managed by Acción por la Libertad (Action for Freedom). Acción por la Libertad is an organization committed to freedom and democracy in Venezuela, whose objective is to promote Human Rights, and to document and report violations against fundamental rights: freedom of expression, personal freedom, freedom of opinion and freedom of association. Acción por la Libertad reports arbitrary detentions, torture and other cruel, inhuman and/or degrading treatments or sentences to citizens who have been illegally deprived of their freedom, and to victims of political persecution and political exile. This project was born after the persecusion and arbitrary detentions of political dissidents and students imposed by the Venezuelan government upon its citizens since the protests that started in February 2014.
It is important to mention that some of the artists participating in the auction have been victims of violations of their right of freedom of expression.
This first art auction in benefit of Acción por la Libertad is possible thanks to the generosity of all the participating artists and Henrique Faria Fine Art.
The auction will also be live on www.paddle8.com from May 18th until June 1st, 2015.
“Pensar es como vivir dos veces.” - Cicerón