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Auction (Red) at Sotheby’s

On the evening of Valentine’s Day, over $40 million was raised to fight AIDS in Africa at a historic auction in New York — the most significant charity auction of Contemporary Art ever. The winner of the evening was Damien Hirst who donated seven pieces to the auction. Most of his pieces skyrocketed through the evening, including a massive stainless steel cabinet filled with drugs to treat HIV going for an astounding $7,150,000.

We’re in the middle of a full-blown recession, the rich are getting richer with plenty of money to spend, and the rest of us are now all in the poor class. It’s good to see big fat wallets being used in style for tax-deductible purchases.



Related article at NME.COM

Takashi Murakami @ MOCA

Before Takashi Murakami’s exhibition at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA ends next Monday (2/11/08), I wanted to take a look at his star-studded opening back in October 2007. When was the last time we saw so many celebrities at an art opening – when Andy Warhol was alive?

More related video’s at MOCA’s YouTube channel

Sex in Design/Design in Sex

Most of you have heard of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. It’s off Fifth Avenue on 53rd street in Manhattan. Have you ever heard of Museum of Sex on FIfth Avenue? I only know about this museum because I used to pass in front of it every week to go to see the shrink few blocks from there. An exhibit called Sex in Design/Design in Sex recently opened at the museum, and will be on view through April 2008.

Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Avenue (@ 27th Street)
New York, New York 10016
(212) 689-6337
Sunday – Friday: 11am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 11am – 8pm

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