Actor Ben Stiller and Renowned Gallerist David Zwirner Gather "Artists for Haiti"

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NEW YORK, NY.- Actor, director, and philanthropist Ben Stiller has joined together with gallerist and art dealer David Zwirner to organize Artists for Haiti, a major, high-profile art auction which will raise funds for education and health programs for children. Many of the most prominent artists working today have already committed to donating works, including Chuck Close, Marlene Dumas, Dan Flavin (estate), Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, Chris Ofili, Raymond Pettibon, Neo Rauch, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Luc Tuymans. The auction will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Christie’s, New York. “Over a year after the massive quake in Haiti there remains a huge need to rebuild and help the country,” said Ben Stiller. “With the generosity of Christie’s and the artists who have contributed pieces to the auction, David and I are working to help raise funds, so that the children of Haiti