Vancouver Art Gallery hosts Art Auction 2012 on February 18

How do you raise nearly $1 million dollars in a single night…? Through the tremendous generosity of distinguished artists, private galleries and top collectors across Canada and the United States, who have donated more than 70 outstanding works of art for DESIRE: Art Auction 2012. Internationally renowned artists Roy Arden, Edward Burtynsky, Robert Davidson, Rodney Graham, Kerry James Marshall and Jeff Wall are among those who have personally contributed works for this major charitable event. Auction Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Vancouver Art Gallery & Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver.

??Art patrons and artists will converge at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, February 18 for the gala fundraiser, beginning with an exclusive reception and live auction in the galleries at 6pm. Following the live auction, the evening will continue at the nearby Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver with a decadent dinner, a silent auction featuring more than 40 works, and dancing the night away.

The Honorary Chair of Art Auction 2012 is artist Gordon Smith, with Philip Lind, Toronto and Bruce Wright, Vancouver, serving as co-chairs. The event’s presenting sponsor is Wesgroup, with additional funding from supporting sponsors Fasken Martineau and Goodmans.

Art Auction 2012 artists include: Fiona Ackerman; Bill Anderson; Roy Arden; B.C. Binning; Eli Bornowsky; Edward Burtynsky; Lincoln Clarkes; Dana Claxton; Scott Conarroe; Robert Davidson; Christos Dikeakos; Geoffrey Farmer; Graham Gillmore; Greg Girard, Ann Goldberg, Máximo González; Rodney Graham; Angela Grossmann; Hadley + Maxwell; Gabryel Harrison; Anthony Hernandez; Fred Herzog; Jeremy Hof; Brian Howell; Patrick Hunt; Shawn Hunt; Holger Kalberg; Ann Kipling; Dion Kliner; Evan Lee; Lyse Lemieux; Ken Lum; Landon Mackenzie; Myfanwy MacLeod; Kerry James Marshall; Scott McFarland; Elizabeth McIntosh; Eadweard Muybridge; James Nizam; Paul P.; Perkins+Will; Elspeth Pratt; Harald Pryn; Natalie Purschwitz; REDFLAGDESIGN; Reed Wong Design; William Reid; David Robinson; Danny Singer; Gordon Smith; Mark Soo; Carmelo Sortino; Ron Stonier; Ron Terada; Jeff Thomas; Jutai Toonoo; Renée Van Halm; Stephen Waddell; Jeff Wall; Ian Wallace, Ken Wallace; David Wilson; Paul Wong; Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas; Don Yeomans; Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun; Zhang Huan and Elizabeth Zvonar

?Art Auction 2011 was the most successful in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s history, with proceeds of nearly $1.2 million in support of exhibitions and educational programs.

Vancouver Art Gallery 750 Hornby Street Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6Z 2H7

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