Minerva after the fund rasing art auction.blandine&magdalena
Fund raising art auction at Italian Institute Of culture London-Belgrave
Online PR News – 08-July-2009 –The Art Project Minerva, created by
respected London-based artists Blandine
Martin and Magdalena Rutkowska, has raise
nearly £5000 through an organised auction of
artwork at the Italian Institute of Culture
in London Belgravia.
The purpose of the auction was to raise
money to assist in the renovation of one of
the most famous churches of the L'Aquila
region, "Di Santa Maria del Suffragio".
Many churches and buildings in the medieval
city of L'Aquila were destroyed in the
devastating earthquake of 6 April 2009
causing incalculable damage to Italy's
culture heritage. The dome of the Santa
Maria del Suffragio cracked open, exposing
the delicate gold patterns inside.
The auction on 2 July 2009 featured work
donated by artists from L'Aquila and
internationally. The auction was run by
Bloomsbury Auction House followed by delightful snack provided by "golden table" winner, restaurant The Knaypa. There were around
300 hundred guests, many of whom took
advantage of the opportunity to buy work at
a fraction of its usual price and by doing
so helped to boost the total raised.
"Our auction was a great success," said
Magdalena and Blandine. "We have had an
overwhelming response from people keen to
help, from artists donating their work and
buyers attending the event.
"At the moment we are working on preparation
for the next event which will take place in
Venice, followed by a similar event in Paris
and possibly New York. We strongly believe
that with the kind support we have enjoyed
so far we will be able to provide help to
restore the Di Santa Maria Del Suffragio
church, an important symbol of art and
culture for many generations in L'Aquila."
The guests attending the 2 July auction
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