The United Artists team will hold an auction in Paris to support Ukrainian artists

The Odessa Journal, October 28, 2022

Collective of artists and galleries launches initiative to raise funds for Ukrainian cultural institutions and cultural projects in Ukraine. Under the high patronage of Jack Lang.

The collective will host a charity auction to launch the collection on 6 November at Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, coinciding with the end of the auction on LaCollection’s platform. The initiative is organised by Franco-English foundation The Hexagon Society, and will be hosted by former French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang.

This first drop of NFT member’s cards, are designed by rising Ukrainian artist Irina Ozarinskaya. Graphic portraits of 10 famous artists including Basquiat, Cezanne and Durer, will be sold as either a ‘legendary’ card with the artist’s signature or under 3 levels of rarity: Ultra Rare, Rare or Common. Artists of the collective have also donated artwork, including Ron Arad’s NFT artwork Is Art really relevant these days?!? and Abdellah Qandeel’s oil painting La dolce Vita, which members have access to for a discounted price or through exchange.

Link to auction

Such events will take place in the art capitals of the world. From October 26, card sales started on the LaCollection platform. The finale of the sale coincides with the auction in Paris.

United Artists for Ukraine artists:

Marina Abramovic, Ron Arad, Shezad Dawood, Jan Fabre, Ross Lovegorve, Ivan Messac, Sarah Meyohas, Iryna Ozarinskaya, Abdallad Quandeel, Morgane Tschiember, Luc Tuymans, Francesco Vezzoli, Alina Zamanova

The cost of cards starts at 500 euros. The collected funds will be distributed among eight projects chosen by the Ukrainian Institute. This is the “DocuHelp” project, the National Art Museum of Ukraine, the Odessa Art Museum, the Ukrainian Cultural Fund, the Ukrainian Institute. The purpose of the campaign is financial support for Ukrainian artists. “He who saves the country’s culture will save all its people. According to UNESCO, more than 207 cultural monuments in Ukraine have been partially or completely destroyed,” the organizers note.