Those with Green, Go Green
Christie’s auction house in New York City, often viewed as a hotspot for the rich, powerful and culturally sophisticated, is making a major effort to green itself up. Angela Gaimari wrote an article about the green auction on Tonic.com called, “Going, Going…Green!” (catchy title, if you ask me). The world-renowned auction house plans calls its green auction, A Bid to Save the Earth. Christie’s will hold this event in just a couple weeks, April 22, which just happens to be the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! Coincidence? I think not.
So, what sort of auction items can folks expect at a green auction? Naturally, a few nature-focused works. But, not necessarily the frilly, nature-scenes from the nineteenth-century rococo genre, which is the art genre non-auction-goers usually associate with Christie’s auction house. The art I have seen in Gaimari’s article on this event looks more modern, reflecting what our environment looks like today. For example, this panoramic view of Central Park by Michael Doven, which is just too cool. I think the shot is looking south toward Midtown.
Gaimari quoted the event’s co-chair, Susan Cohn Rockefeller, saying “Science and art are the most powerful forces in the world for changing behavior.” What a dynamic quote!
Hey, one more thing. If you can’t make it to Christie’s in NYC on April 22, check out this a web auction at this website. This green auction kicks off today and runs in to the first few weeks in May! So no excuses. You don’t have to run to NYC to support a green auction.