(Courtesy of Wangechi Mutu)
Over 40 African artists unite to donate art for #AmrefArtBall benefit; proceeds will support or health programs across sub-Saharan Africa
April 21, 2017 – In the exciting lead up to Amref Health Africa’s second ArtBall – to be held at Milk Studios in New York on Saturday, May 6 – members of the public are invited to bid online for a limited time on unique, contemporary African artworks from across the continent, from emerging artists as well as master artists including Wangechi Mutu and Malick Sidibe. Click here to view the online auction. The auction officially launches Friday, April 21 at 12pm EST in partnership with Artsy, and will run throughout the event, closing at 11pm. A live auction will also take place at the event. Art can be bid on through the Artsy website, as well as on their mobile phone app, whether the bidder is at the event or at home.
A photo by master photographer Malick Sidibe will be auctioned live at the event on May 6. (Courtesy of Burning in Water Gallery)
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The second inaugural Amref Health Africa ArtBall is a benefit event being held on Saturday, May 6 in New York City. All proceeds will benefit the grassroots health initiatives that Amref Health Africa supports. Artworks have been donated from contemporary African artists from all over the world, including Armand Boua, Wangechi Mutu, Malick Sidibe, Esther Mahlangu, Paa Joe, Laolu Senjanjo and more. Work will be auctioned online through Artsy beginning April 21st.