TASCHEN is proud to partner with The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) on the occasion of the 23rd edition of Cinema Against AIDS. This spectacular, star-studded gala and auction is one of the world’s most successful benefit events and the most coveted ticket in town during the Cannes International Film Festival. To date, the event has raised more than $170 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs and helped keep the fight against AIDS in the global media spotlight.
In an exceptional opportunity, TASCHEN will donate an unprecedented TASCHEN library assembled uniquely for amfAR. Housed in a glass wall pavilion designed by Jean Prouvé, the library features four hundred and forty-four TASCHEN titles that make up the crème de la crème of our publishing list.
The winning bidder of the evening’s auction lot will own one of the world’s finest and most complete TASCHEN libraries. This once-in-a-lifetime piece includes groundbreaking artist monographs, extra-large illustrated histories of popular culture, and over 60 of TASCHEN’s highly sought after Collector’s Editions.
Special highlights: the monumental Sebastião Salgado: Genesis, launched in conjunction with the eponymous blockbuster exhibition touring around the globe, the SUMO-sized Annie Leibovitz, and a signed edition of TASCHEN’s long sold-out Helmut Newton SUMO, a rare collectible gifted from Benedikt Taschen’s private collection. Many of the large-scale Collector’s Edition books highlighted in the amfAR TASCHEN library come with signed and numbered artworks and prints, including the newly released two-volume Naomi Campbell, a breathtaking tribute to the supermodel housed in a ready-to-hang artwork by pop art legend Allen Jones.
Event produced by AAB Productions/Andy Boose
This spectacular, star-studded gala is one of the world’s most successful benefit events and the most coveted ticket in town during the Cannes International Film Festival. In 2016, amfAR returns to the fabled Hôtel du Cap for the 23rd annual Cinema Against AIDS. To date, the event has raised more than $170 million for amfAR‘s life-saving research programs and helped keep the fight against AIDS in the global media spotlight.
Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla
Timur and Lola Tillyaeva
Jonathan and Kira Faiman
Peter and Leona König
Ilya and Alina Polner
Andrew G. Vajna
Gary Michael Walters
AUCTION CONDUCTED BY
Simon de Pury
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