Christie’s Joins with Takashi Murakami to Benefit Victims of Japan’s Earthquake

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NEW YORK, N.Y.- Christie’s announced it will join with Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. to provide support for the victims of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku-Pacific earthquake in Japan by dedicating a special section of a forthcoming New York auction to the continuing relief effort. Murakami is personally selecting a roster of artists who will donate works to be auctioned. All proceeds from the special sale, including works made by some of the biggest names in contemporary art, will be contributed to organizations providing relief to the survivors of the catastrophe, the effects of which continue to be devastating. Brett Gorvy, Chairman International Head, Christie‟s Post-War and Contemporary Art comments: “The very term „contemporary art‟ implies a connection to the world around us. For Christie‟s, as the international leader in contemporary art, this connection also implies a responsibilit