Artists for Japan—artnet Auctions Presents the Charity Auction by Berenberg Art Advice

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artnet Auctions partners with Berenberg Art Advice to feature Artists for Japan, a charity auction benefiting the earthquake victims in Japan. artnet Auctions will be waiving the buyer’s premium for all Berenberg Art Advice sold lots.

Aoyama Cemetery 2, Tokyo 1996, by Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth Aoyama Cemetery 2, Tokyo 1996, 1996 C-print 56.38 x 70.08 in. Ed. 5/10 Est US$80,000–100,000

artnet Auctions is pleased to announce its collaboration with Berenberg Art Advice, offering four artworks by internationally renowned artists Georg Baselitz, Tony Cragg, Rebecca Horn, and Thomas Struth. The auction will take place from November 25 to December 2, 2011 on the online auction platform, artnet Auctions. All proceeds will benefit the victims of last March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

On December 5, world-class violinist Taro Hakase, one of the most celebrated Contemporary Japanese musicians, will have his German premiere at the Berenberg Asian Classics, held at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. During Hakase’s performance, the total amount raised by the charity auction by Berenberg Art Advice will be announced.

Included in the sale are works by four of the world’s leading Contemporary artists: Georg Baselitz (German, b.1938), Tony Cragg (British, b.1949), Rebecca Horn (German, b.1944), and Thomas Struth (German, b.1954). Baselitz’s watercolor, Das 70iger Modell singt wieder, from 2011 (Est. US$50,000–70,000), with its strong outlines and vibrant, yet transparent colors, is typical of the spontaneous REMIX method Baselitz has been using in his work since 2005.

Also featured in the sale is a chromogenic print by Thomas Struth, Aoyama Cemetery 2, Tokyo 1996 (Est. US$80,000–100,000), from 1996. Struth's images of cities confront the viewer with architectural scenery that is all but devoid of people. His work is generally characterized by an oblique vantage point and a clarity and neutrality that permit the universal subject to speak.

Another highlight of this charity auction is El Calvario (Est. US$50,000–60,000), a drawing by Rebecca Horn. Although best known for her kinetic installations, Horn has produced many drawings since the beginning of her career. These drawings explore spiritual spaces in between “heaven and hell,” allowing emotional access to kinetic forms of expression.

Rounding out the sale is the iron sculpture, Mean Average (Est. US$120,000–180,000), from 2011 by British artist Tony Cragg, winner of the 1988 Turner Prize. Cragg is known for his sensitivity to different materials—including his use of found objects in the 1980s—and allows the particular choice of media to shape each sculptural form, with the result that each work holds the essence of the media.

artnet Auctions is waiving the buyer’s premium for all Berenberg Art Advice sold lots.

For more information, please contact Marie-Kathrin Krimphoff at +49 (0)30 20 91 78 40 or at MKriphoff(at)artnet(dot)de.

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