Christie's International, the world's leading art business, is pleased to announce the third annual Green Auction: BID to Save the Earth, to be hosted by Christie's at Rockefeller Center on April 11, 2012, just two weeks before Earth Day.
A world-class companion auction powered by charitybuzz.com will run online from March 29 to April 19. The Green Auction is a borderless collaboration of individuals, organizations, and businesses who are engaged, in spirit and action, in the protection and conservation of the environment.
Initiated in 2010 by Christie's, the star-studded affair is expected to raise significant proceeds for four of the world's leading environmental nonprofits – Oceana, Conservation International (CI), Central Park Conservancy (CPC), and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) – specifically to benefit water-conservation projects central to each organization.
"Christie's is delighted to again host the Green Auction: BID to Save the Earth – fulfilling our commitment to help raise crucial funds and awareness for the preservation of our planet's precious resources," said Steven P. Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of Christie's International. "By partnering with four globally renowned and respected not-for-profits, we are honored to help serve as a catalyst in such an endearing effort."
The 2012 Green Auction, generously supported by JW Marriott, will be co-chaired by Graydon and Anna Carter, James R. Hedges IV, François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek, and David and Susan Rockefeller, with a live musical performance by Grace Potter of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and overall support from a host committee comprised of New York's most influential environmentalists, celebrities and philanthropists.