Thanks to your solidarity, the charity auction “Art i Solidaritat”, the result of the collaboration between the Museu Carmen Thyssen Andorra and UNICEF Andorra, was held on Thursday 21 October at 8 pm.
The event, which took place at the Andorra Park Hotel under the expert eye of the General Curator of the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection and master of ceremonies, Guillermo Cervera, was opened by the Head of Government, Xavier Espot, and the President of the Unicef Andorra Committee, Laura Alvarez. The auction aimed to raise funds for the #RegalaFutur project, dedicated to the protection of children internationally who face natural disasters, conflicts and epidemics.
The act was rich in works from all the parishes of the Principality and beyond! Among the artists who took part was the Spaniard Antonio de Felipe and his pop-influenced Marilyn, which he sculpted during his stay in Andorra. The Andorran sculptor Pere Moles, whose work, with its pure lines, won over the public. The sale also featured the work of young artists such as Ona Saumell, whose brightly coloured aesthetic asserts the strength of women.
These exceptional works were accompanied by those of students from the country’s art schools, such as the Llacuna Art Centre, which made a difference by offering several pieces that formed part of the “RE-Interpretant Tapper” project. This temporary exhibition, which took place in the vestibule of the MCTA in December 2020 and January 2021, was inspired by the expressionist work Variety by George Tapper, which was part of the exhibition Influencers in Art. From Van Goyen to Pop Art.
Thanks to the combination of solidarity, commitment and art, a total of 33,260 euros was raised from the sale of 39 works, together with the proceeds from the sale and donations. From the Museu Carmen Thyssen Andorra, we would like to thank all the musicians, both professional and amateur, who took part, the public and the collaborating companies, and finally our team who made it all possible.