$1 Million Raised For Eco-Charities At Glitzy Green Live Auction
Remember that glitzy green Christie’s event called “A Bid To Save The Earth” that we filled Ecorazzi readers in on last month?
Sure you do…it’s the one that was held in honor of Earth Day’s 40th anniversary in order to drum up funds for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Conservation International, Central Park Conservancy and Oceana.
One quick look at the auction results posted on their website reveals that they raked in $657,000 in sales following their April 22 event, including $45,000 for a Naomi Campbell semi-nude photo taken by David LaChapelle as well as $80,000 for a single round of golf with former President Bill Clinton and $22,000 for a private walking tour of New York City and sumptuous lunch with famed chef Mario Batali.
If you think the above experiences are insanely pricey, Christie’s companion silent auction, which just wrapped up yesterday, was equally as ka-chingy. Here are a few notable highlights:
- $105,000 for a recycled broken record portrait of the Rolling Stones by artist Mr. Brainwash
- $30,000 for his and her sustainable suits by Stella McCartney along with a private fitting with Sir Paul’s daughter in London (travel and accommodations NOT included!)
- $75,000 for a solitary oil painting by artist Karen Kilimnik called “The Pretty Farm In England, All Organic + Non GMO, No To GMO’s”
- $200,000 for personal photography lessons with National Geographic Editor-in-Chief and prize-winning photographer Chris Johns in the Okavango Delta in Botswana (and 6 of the winning bidder’s personal friends).
- $15,000 for a one-hour tennis lesson with John McEnroe in New York City
- $9,5000 for premium seats at a Yankees baseball game and lunch with New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman
- $8,000 for a day on the set of Hugh Jackman’s upcoming movie “Real Steal” filming in Michigan this summer for two lucky ladies (or men?!?)
- $5,000 for an evening of dinner and theatre in New York City along with Avatar queen Sigourney Weaver and her husband.
The $1 million that was raised from the resoundingly successful event is now being divvied up among four phenomenal non-profit eco-organizations, proving that the well-heeled care just as much about the state of our planet as the rest of us.
The event’s host — actor and eco-advocate Ted Danson — says that Christie’s participants clearly recognize that “there is no more putting off the environment,” adding that the whole purpose was to get people to “stand up” and “take some action”.
Bravo Hollywood…now how’z about channeling your efforts into the Gulf oil cleanup?