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Leading Contemporary Artists Donate Artwork to Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation Art Auction

The Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation (CCBF) will host its sixth annual Contemporary Art Auction on Wednesday, May 15th at Bonhams New York from 6 to 9 pm. The exclusive evening will feature after-hours access to Bonhams, a cocktail reception and the opportunity to browse and bid on CCBF's beautiful collection of paintings, photographs and sculptures. Proceeds support the clinical care of children with cancer and blood disorders, cutting edge research to understand the causes of these disorders and a fellowship training program in pediatric hematology and oncology.

Foundation chairperson Les J. Lieberman spoke appreciatively of the artists, "We are overwhelmed by the incredible support our organization has received from the art community. With contributions from internationally renowned artists and studios, the highly anticipated 2013 art auction is shaping up to be our best auction yet. The money raised from this art auction will help CCBF ensure that all of our patients receive care regardless of their ability to pay."

The upcoming auction promises once again to be a unique opportunity to purchase exciting works by leading contemporary artists. As with all CCBF auctions, acquisitions will be free of sales tax and buyer's premium, allowing proceeds to go directly to CCBF. Buyers need not be present to bid and can place pre- and absentee-bids by visiting http://www.childrenscbf.org, calling 212-297-4336 or emailing artauction(at)childrenscbf(dot)org.

Highlights of the CCBF's 2013 Contemporary Art Auction include Andy Warhol photographs, Diana Ross, 1981 and Sylvester Stallone, 1980, each estimated between $15,000-20,000; and a classic one color etching by Richard Serra, Untitled, 2008 estimated between $20,000-30,000.

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Note to the editors on the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation and the Contemporary Art Auction:

About the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation
CCBF has helped the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center grow into one of the top centers of its kind, treating more than 1,000 children in over 10,000 clinic visits each year. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the only tri-state-area children's hospital listed on the 2011-12 U.S. News and World Report Honor Roll, and the hospital ranks in the nation's top ten for pediatric care. CCBF is proud to sponsor the nation's largest thalassemia clinic, the most complete hemophilia center in New York, and a world-renowned platelet disorders program. A distinctive feature of the Oncology Program is its supportive, family-centered care model, which offers the most advanced cancer treatment available in an environment of compassion and wellness.


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