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Charity Art Auction at Kistefos-Museet Last Night, August 22nd, Led to Amazing 20.5 Million NOK

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Museum Director Egil Eide is delighted with the charity art auction and
deeply grateful to all artists and gallery owners for their donations.

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Illustration: The new museum building "Twisted" crosses the river Randselva. The museum building is  ...

Illustration: The new museum building "Twisted" crosses the river Randselva. The museum building is designed by the prominent architectural firm BIG. (Photo: Business Wire)

A number of artists and galleries of international format donated more
than 30 works for the auction. Artists represented with works at the
auction included world-renowned names such as Anish Kapoor, Martin
Kippenberger, Tony Cragg, Marina Abramović, George Condo, Lari Pittman,
Elmgreen & Dragset, Jeppe Hein, Ilya Kabakov and Wilhelm Sasnal.

All artworks were sold, and the three most successful were:
1. Marc
Quinn, NOK 2.6 mill
2. Anish Kapoor, NOK 2.0 mill
3. George
Condo, NOK 1.9 mill

The amount raised will help finance Kistefos-Museet's new museum
building, "Twisted", designed by the architectural firm BIG – Bjarke
Ingels Group in Denmark.

The auctioneer for the evening, Francis Outred, who is Head of the
Post-War and Contemporary Art Department in Europe at the world's
biggest auction house, Christie's, states that, "It has been a great
pleasure and honour for Christie's to work with the Kistefos Museum on
the Twisted benefit auction. The terrific results of tonight's sale are
a tribute to the quality of the works, the generosity of the donors and
buyers, and the importance of the Kistefos Museum for contemporary art
in Norway."

Kistefos-Museet expresses its sincere gratitude to all artists and
gallery owners for their wonderful donations, and they also thank all
bidders and buyers warmly.

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