Carter Center Auction: Rare Opportunity to Purchase Original Painting and Prints
Date: 16 Jan 2009 | | Views: 2968
ATLANTA, GA.- A public auction held on Feb. 7, 2009 to support the work of the not-for-profit Carter Center will allow the highest bidder to select one of six choices of original paintings by President Carter. In addition, signed, monotype giclée prints of the six paintings will also be sold. These prints are larger than the original works and are the only prints of their kind. Bids are accepted for one or more prints. Subsequent high bidders will have the same option until all pieces are sold.
The art is part of a collection of more than 100 items including sports memorabilia, art, vacation packages, and presidential artifacts that will be sold via live and silent auctions in Port St. Lucie, Fla., during the Carter Center's annual Winter Weekend celebration.
Auction catalogues and bidding information can be found here
Last year, the highest bid item at the annual fundraiser was a bench of hard maple wood handcrafted by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, which sold for $300,000.
The Carter Center is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded by the former President and his wife, Rosalynn, in 1982. The Center's programs have helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers in developing nations to increase crop production.
A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers in developing nations to increase crop production. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.