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Charity Art Auction at Kistefos-Museet Last Night, August 22nd, Led to Amazing 20.5 Million NOK

August 23, 2018

JEVNAKER, Norway--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 23, 2018--Museum Director Egil Eide is delighted with the charity art auction and deeply grateful to all artists and gallery owners for their donations.

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Illustration: The new museum building “Twisted” crosses the river Randselva. The museum building is designed by the prominent architectural firm BIG. (Photo: Business Wire)

A number of artists and galleries of international format donated more than 30 works for the auction. Artists represented with works at the auction included world-renowned names such as Anish Kapoor, Martin Kippenberger, Tony Cragg, Marina Abramović, George Condo, Lari Pittman, Elmgreen & Dragset, Jeppe Hein, Ilya Kabakov and Wilhelm Sasnal.

All artworks were sold, and the three most successful were: 1. Marc Quinn, NOK 2.6 mill 2. Anish Kapoor, NOK 2.0 mill 3. George Condo, NOK 1.9 mill

The amount raised will help finance Kistefos-Museet’s new museum building, “Twisted”, designed by the architectural firm BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group in Denmark.

The auctioneer for the evening, Francis Outred, who is Head of the Post-War and Contemporary Art Department in Europe at the world’s biggest auction house, Christie’s, states that, “It has been a great pleasure and honour for Christie’s to work with the Kistefos Museum on the Twisted benefit auction. The terrific results of tonight’s sale are a tribute to the quality of the works, the generosity of the donors and buyers, and the importance of the Kistefos Museum for contemporary art in Norway.”

Kistefos-Museet expresses its sincere gratitude to all artists and gallery owners for their wonderful donations, and they also thank all bidders and buyers warmly.

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CONTACT: Kistefos-Museet

Egil Eide, +47 991 59 760

Museum Director

egil.eide@kistefos.museum.no

KEYWORD: EUROPE NORWAY

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT ARTS/MUSEUMS PHILANTHROPY OTHER PHILANTHROPY FUND RAISING

SOURCE: Kistefos-Museet

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