10th Annual Faces in the Wild Art Auction Raises $78,000
Proceeds from Humanscale’s Fundraiser Benefit World Wildlife Fund
NEW YORK, November 22, 2010 — Humanscale’s 10th annual Faces in the Wild art auction and fundraiser generated a total donation of more than $78,000 for World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The November 18, 2010 event raised a total of $39,000 in bids and donations, an amount that was matched by Humanscale to be presented to WWF.
More than 200 guests attended the auction in Humanscale’s jungle-themed New York City showroom, including artists, designers, local philanthropists and WWF supporters. Cherwin Brothers Auctioneers’ Ric Cherwin served as auctioneer for the evening.
Prestigious artists and designers—including Marcel Wanders, Scott Wilson of MNML, Black + Blum, Scott Henderson and lauded nature photographer Frans Lanting—created and generously donated 70 pieces of wildlife-inspired artwork in a variety of media for auction.
Humanscale extends its deepest gratitude to the artists who donated their talents and materials, and to the art and wildlife lovers who bid generously to support an important cause.
- Highest winning bid: $1,700 for Megatera, by Scott Henderson
- Second-highest winning bid: $1,500 for Diva, by Robin Huffman; Caught, by Mark Harris; and Ocean Debris Weave, by Suzanne Tick
- Third-highest winning bid: $1,400 for Slick, by Scott Wilson
In addition, three cruises to the Galapagos Islands that were donated by a WWF Council Member sold for $5,250 each for a total of $15,750.
Since 2000, Faces in the Wild has raised more than $430,000 for WWF, including matching donations from Humanscale. The largest conservation organization in the world, WWF leads international efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats. By 2020, the organization hopes to conserve 19 of the world’s most important natural places, including the Galapagos and Congo Basin, and significantly change global forces like agriculture and climate change to protect the future of nature. Humanscale Founder and CEO Robert King has served on WWF’s National Council since 1999. For additional information about Faces in the Wild, call or email Karen Brooking at 212-353-1383 or Karen@BDEonline.biz.
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