All proceeds from the upcoming online sale will be donated to the New York-based Robin Hood Foundation
To support New Yorkers affected by the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), Phillips has partnered with the New York-based Robin Hood Charity to launch online sales to support organizations. nonprofit operations. The auction house will donate all proceeds from the sale to assistance programmes and will not take any commissions.
Phillips CEO Edward Dolman said that it was a humble experimental experience to see people in the art world of New York coming together for such an important reason.
Works include Albert Oehlen Chemical Schmutzli (2004) (est $ 800,000- $ 1.2m) and Mimi Lauter’s (Flower Scenery) (2018) (est $ 25,000- $ 35,000). These works are donated by major international galleries, artists and private collectors.
According to recent data published by public health officials, infection rates are significantly higher in poorly populated areas in New York. The infection rate here is higher than the per capita areas. The Robin Hood Foundation helps vulnerable New Yorkers and administers relief funds for disasters such as the pandemic.
The organization said it was grateful to those who supported the works for this auction. Robin Hood said that they felt a responsibility to support the people of New York most impacted by this crisis because every dollar raised could make a significant and lasting difference in the community.
The Auction4NYC sale will open for bidding on 1 May and will close in conjunction with the foundation’s virtual benefit on 11 May.