L'Oeil de La Lettre
”Think We, Not Me or I”–The Dalai Lama
The auction catalog
Friends Without A Border Founder, Kenro Izu
Brian English and Juliana Gamino. English donated "Sacred Lotus VI", a limited-edition created exclusively for the Auction.
The Auction Committee's Howard Greenberg and French Photographer Martine Fougeron
Curator John A. Bennette of the exhibition “Southern Memories: Part I” between Juliana Gamino and Brian English
Auction Committee's Gregory Wakabayashi with William Avedon
The 14th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction
Photographer Hiromitsu Morimoto. Morimoto donated "Tree and Forest 1 2009"
Monica Karales and Howard Greenberg, Howard Greenberg Gallery. Monica's late husband, photographer James Karales, photograph "Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Yolanda 1962." was donated to the Auction. Monica donated "New York City Dogs 2004"
Juliana Gamino and William Avedon
Auctioneer Rick Wester with Herb Ritts "Karen, Los Angeles1989"
Teresa and Gregory Wakabayashi, Auction Committeeman
The 14th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction began last Tuesday night with a cocktail reception, followed by the annual Live Auction. The audience was a broad mix of private collector’s, Gallery Owners and Director’s, Curators and first timers. Many returning for their 14th year, know this auction is a great way to expand your Photography Collections with well known artists, while donating to the exceptional work being done at the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
In his opening speech, Friends Without A Border Founder, Kenro Izu, told the Auction audience: “I asked the Dalai Lama what is the key to Peace? He said, ‘Think We, not Me or I’”.
The Live Auction portion of the evening was fun, led by Auctioneer, Rick Wester, Director of Rick Wester Fine Art. Rick encouraged all of us to bid generously and loudly. A sample of the results to entice you to next year’s event: Elliott Erwitt’s “California 1955” sold for $4,200.; Saul Leiters’ “Postment 2, 1952”, donated by the artist courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery, sold for $3,200.00; Andre Kertesz’ “Ernst, Paris 1931” sold for $2,000.; and Herb Ritts “Karen, 1989”, of model Karen Alexander, sold for $4,600.
–Elizabeth and William Avedon