With the gloom of the pandemic still upon us, the need of the hour is humanity. And in doing its bit, auction house Christie is all set to sell exclusive portraits of high-rated celebrities as part of its upcoming COVID-19 relief sale. The event will be held in partnership with Photographer Mark Seliger and Red-Carpet Advocacy and will present a range of archival celebrity photos for purchase.
In particular, the collection includes 25 of Seliger’s most well-known portraits of celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks, Lenny Kravitz, former President Obama, Snoop Dogg and Oprah Winfrey, and more.
Commenting on it, Seliger in a statement said, “My career has been built on connecting with and understanding people and their stories with the desire to represent them in a way that is authentic and, in some cases, a bit fantastic,” He further added, “My team and I have curated a special group of prints for this auction that illustrates some of my favorite subjects and moments from the last 30 years.”
Proceeds from the auction (to be conducted virtually from May 28 to June 12) will go to America’s Food Fund, American Red Cross, Direct Relief, Get Us PPE, Meals on Wheels, and World Central Kitchen and a list of other charities providing COVID-19 relief across the globe. If you wish to contribute towards a cause, you know where to be!