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Paddle8 and amfAR Gala Cannes to Team Up for Auction

One of the most exclusive events during Cannes is the amfAR Gala. The glamorous event will once again return to the ultra-luxe Hôtel du Cap for the 25th annual amfAR Gala Cannes on May 17, 2018. The gala raises crucial funds, more than $210 million since inception for amfAR’s life-saving research programs and keeping the fight against AIDS in the global media spotlight. The glitzy party will be even more special as twenty-five inspiring women have come together as Honorary Chairs of the gala in celebration of it’s 25th anniversary, including Alessandra Ambrosio, Poppy Delevigne, Scarlett Johansson, among others.


This year, Paddle8, everyone’s favorite online auction house, will be a part of the gala’s fundraising efforts as the online auction partner. Whether you attend or admire from far, bidders will have the opportunity to purchase works by Ai WeiWei, Rita Ackerman, Chris Martin, Robert Mapplethorpe and Sterling Ruby, Joe Bradley, Andre Butzer and Bernar Venet.  The sale will culminate at the annual gala in Cannes on Thursday, May 17 during the Cannes Film Festival.


Alexander Gilkes, Co-founder and President of Paddle8 told Art Zealous, “Paddle8 specializes in helping nonprofit organizations expand their fundraising efforts.  We are thrilled to partner with amfAR Gala Cannes, as one of the marquee philanthropic events in the world.”


The auction closes on May 17, 2018, so get bidding here!

top image// BERNAR VENET, 223.5˚ Arc x 14, 2008