(detail) by Renee Coates.
Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16" x .75"
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The scale of destruction in Haiti from the recent earthquake is truly unfathomable. Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, struggling for years with social woes, and completely unprepared to cope with a disaster of this magnitude. Although Haiti seems a world away, they are our neighbors, less than 700 miles off the coast of Florida.
As an artist, I am contributing the best way I know how... through my artwork. The day after the earthquake struck Port-Au-Prince, I fervently began working on a piece inspired by and for the people of Haiti. Haitian art is full of color, pattern, and detail, and as I sketched out the piece, I added elements symbolizing love, peace, growth, and rebirth.
The result is "L'amour Triomphera" or "Love Will Triumph", an original painting being auctioned here on 52pieces.com, with 100% of the proceeds going to Haiti earthquake relief efforts. The money raised from this auction will make a huge difference in the lives of people who truly need help.
- "L'amour Triomphera (Love Will Triumph)" is an original work of art, hand painted and signed by artist Renee Coates. A Certificate of Authenticity is issued with the piece, verifying it is an original work of art by the artist.
- The painting is acrylic on canvas, and measures 12" x 16" x .75".
- Piece is gallery wrapped, meaning the canvas stretches around the sides. The piece is ready to hang as-is (sides are painted as well), or you can custom frame to your liking.
- Artwork is copyright of the artist Renee Coates, 2010. Artist may use the image in future re-prints (i.e. gift cards, giclee prints, etc). Please contact artist for permission to use the original artwork in any other re-print media.
1. Leave your bid in the comment section below with your first name and last initial. Your email address will not be displayed, and it will only be used to contact you in the event you are the winner.
2. The winning bidder will make a donation in the amount promised to a charity in support of relief efforts for Haiti. Charitable donations can be sent to the ones listed below, or another organization of your choice:
- Hope For Haiti Now
- Red Cross
- Yele Haiti
3. Winning bidder will send donation receipt (dated after 2-14-10), along with official written acknowledgment from the charitable organization to email@example.com
4. The painting will be shipped to winning bidder within two weeks, to allow adequate drying time.
Bidding starts at $1,000. Bids must increase in increments of at least $100. The auction ends on February 14th, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST. Repeat bidders are welcome. Please use the comment field only for bids, and send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Update: Bidding has ended. Congratulations to Ron J., whose $1,200 donation will go to Unicef!