Sotheby’s New York to offer six works to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation

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NEW YORK, N.Y.- Sotheby’s announces that it will offer six works generously donated by leading contemporary artists to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF). Works by Cecily Brown, Tracey Emin, Jim Hodges, Howard Hodgkin, Jeff Koons and Keith Haring will be include in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Sale on 10 November 2011, with proceeds benefitting the Foundation’s initiatives. The auction is part of a series of art-related events that will help mark the 20th year of the organization in 2012. “All of us at EJAF are tremendously grateful to Sotheby’s and to all of the amazing artists who have so generously contributed truly special pieces to the charity lots for this auction,” said Sir Elton John. “I am inspired by their great generosity as we kick-off our fund-raising efforts for the 20th year of the Foundation’s work.” The scope and breadth of effective HIV prevent