When I think of two peas in a pod, the names Bono and Sotheby’s aren’t exactly the first two that pop in my head, but it looks like two peas they shall be. Sotheby’s, the famous New York auction house, has joined forces with the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea, U2’s Bono and Damien Hirst in organizing a charity auction at the well known auction house on Valentines Day. The auction will feature more than 100 artworks, all inspired by the color red, and go to the United Nations Foundation to help various HIV/AIDS relief programs in Africa.
Some of the artists featured will be Hirst, Jeff Koons, Jasper Johns, Matthew Barney, Georg Baselitz, Cecily Brown and Douglas Gordon. The auction is estimated to bring in plenty of art aficionados and close to 40 million dollars.