The past month of June at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
The Charity Auction of the Balia Foundation, which took place on the past June 22nd at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, was an absolute success in all senses, both considering the assisting public and the funds that were raised, coming up with a total of 214,000 Euros, collected after auctioning off twenty works of art and thanks to the attendance of more than 450 persons. The event was hosted by Marta Robles and by the President of the Balia Foundation, who expressed their appreciation to all the collaborators without whom this fantastic mission carried out by the Foundation would not have been possible. A group of young people with which the Foundation has been collaborating performed a dance show just before the auction was set to start.
One of the auctioneers of the prestigious Christie’s auction house was in charge of conducting the bids, in which works by artists of the stature of Chema Madoz, José Manuel Ballester or William Klein were acquired and without whom this event would have likewise not been possible. She also expressed her appreciation for the collaboration offered by PhotoEspaña, Galeria Betty Guereta, Christie’s and the support of the Jesús Serra Foundation and Banco Sabadell Foundation, among others.
The fine catering was to the account of the restaurant Lateral and FISAN, which contributed with two of their master ham carvers who prepared the slices of their GRAN RESERVA Acorn-Fed Ibérico Ham that absolutely delighted the guests. Those in attendance were also able to participate in the visit to the temporary exhibit at the Thyssen Zurbarán Museum: A New Perspective.
The most important charity auction for childhood to be held in Spain counted with the collaboration of artists and collectors who offered their works of art to Balia’s educational projects: the works of art that were auctioned corresponded to first level artists of great national and international prestige such as: Chema Madoz, Miguel Rio Branco, Brassaï, Elena del Rivero, Eduardo Marco, Isabel Muñoz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Luis González Palma, Uta Barth, Juan Manuel Castro Prieto, James Casebere, Joan Fontcuberta, Noe Sendas, Bohnchang Koo, Alberto García-Alix, Lucas Foglia, Ori Gersht, Javier Vallhonrat, José Manuel Ballester and William Klein