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Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation, Contemporary Art Auction and Benefit, Tuesday, October 16, 6-9 pm @ Bonhams

Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation’s Contemporary Art Auction and Benefit

Silent Auction and Cocktail Reception
Tuesday, October 16, 6-9 pm

580 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10022

Tickets are $50. To purchase, please click here.

The Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF) is proud to be hosting their fifth annual Contemporary Art Auction on Tuesday, October 16th from 6-9 pm. For the first year ever, the auction will take place at Bonhams New York's Madison Avenue auction house.

The silent auction will feature a collection of 30-40 works by leading contemporary artists.

Highlights of the CCBF’s 2012 Contemporary Art Auction include Andy Warhol’s Still-Life Flower, 1956, a work in ink on Strathmore paper, estimated at $14,000; Tianbing Li’s Enfant Vert, 2010, a watercolor estimated at $15,000; and a classic Richard Serra work, Level IV, 2010 estimated at $10,000. >

Auction highlights will be displayed in Bonhams’ front window on Madison Avenue beginning Wednesday, October 10.

Online preview and bidding at under Art Auction.
To view the work on auction, please click here.

Participating Artists include:

Guido Argentini
Larry Bell >

Amanda Church >

Diana Dopson
Rainer Gross >

Ernst Haas
Deborah Hamon >

Dana Heacock
Robert Indiana >

Jasper Johns
Kathleen Kucka >

Tianbing Li
Chris Martin >

Christopher McLallen
Abelardo Morell
Mr. Brainwash
Erwin Olaf >

Enoc Perez >

Len Prince
Robert Ryan
Richard Serra
Joel Shapiro >

Massimo Vitali >

Andy Warhol
William Wegman >

The evening will feature after-hours access to Bonhams, a cocktail reception and the opportunity to browse and bid on CCBF's beautiful collection of paintings, photographs and sculptures. Proceeds support the clinical care of children with cancer and blood disorders, cutting edge research to understand the causes of these diseases and a fellowship training program in pediatric hematology and oncology.

CCBF chairperson Les J. Lieberman spoke appreciatively of the artists, “We are very excited about the unique artwork in this year’s auction and are grateful that such world-renowned artists have generously agreed to participate. The money raised from this art auction will help us to ensure that all of our patients receive care regardless of their ability to pay.”

The upcoming auction promises once again to be a unique opportunity to purchase exciting works by leading contemporary artists. As all artwork has been donated by the artists, acquisitions will be free of sales tax and buyer’s premium, allowing proceeds to go directly to CCBF. Buyers need not be present to bid and can place pre- and absentee-bids by visiting, calling 212.297.4336 or emailing

Jasper Johns >

The Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation is the largest & oldest charitable organization in the US dedicated to the care of children suffering from blood diseases and cancers. CCBF funding has helped revolutionize the treatment of children suffering from cancers & childhood blood disorders.

Since 1952, CCBF's support has attracted and retained a group of world-renowned experts on the treatment of multiple pediatric blood disorders and cancers, including ITP, hemophilia, thalassemia and leukemia. Their award-winning researchers are on the cusp of breakthroughs predicted to change the way the medical community treats children with cancer and blood diseases. Last year alone, their researchers received international recognition for their work including the prestigious King Faisal International Award for Medicine, the I.J. “Josh” Fidler Innovation in Metastasis Research Award, and a coveted RO1 grant from the National Institute of Health. Each year, their physicians treat more than 1,000 children and countless others across the world benefit from the advances being made in CCBF laboratories. With over one-third of their patients enrolled in government-sponsored insurance plans, they are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to all patients, regardless of their financial circumstances.


Lizzie Smith
212 297 4336

Jennifer Zaleski
212 297 4339

Tianbing Li >