Archive Projects / Artists for Women for Women International
Acclaimed contemporary artists from around the world were invited by producer Nadja Romain and artist Jenny Saville to support the vision behind Women for Women International. Christie’s raised over 664,000 pound by auctioning each of the 23 artists’ exclusively commissioned artwork for the launch of Artists for Women for Women International, in their Post War and Contemporary Day Sale. The Auction, which took place during Frieze 2011, secured much needed funds which will go towards supporting women in conflict zones. The commissioned works were on show at Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street.
Artists for Women for Women International brought together an impressive group of people dedicated to the groundbreaking work and message of Women for Women International and aims to raise awareness of social issues within the art world. Artists included Matthew Barney, Cecily Brown, Chuck Close, Michael Craig Martin, Tacita Dean, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernandez, Anthony Gormley, Carsten Holler, Isaac Julien, Servane Mary, Andrei Molodkine, Farhad Moshiri, Tobias Rehberger, Bridget Riley, Jenny Saville, Richard Serra, Taryn Simon, Marcel Odenbach , Francesco Vezzoli. and piece by Louise Nevelson, donated by Arne Glimcher. The money raised will help thousands of women move from victim, to survivor, to active citizen – changing the world, one woman at a time.