Recaudar dinero para el riñón de Diane Victor

So… the time has come to start putting together the second auction for the impending kidney transplant for Diane Victor.

Goodman Gallery and all their associates did an amazing job earlier this year and raised a substantial amount towards this very costly exercise. Goodman Gallery and I have been approached by many artists who were not part of that auction with offers of work to be auctioned. It has taken some time to decide how and where to proceed. As a status update, I can report that Diane has been in two weeks of intensive, expensive and grueling tests and that a potential donor has been extensively tested too. We await the results through the Donny Gordon Institute and news on the path forward. The best case scenario is a transplant locally with the donor. The worst case is to start retesting or looking beyond the borders of South Africa. She is well, not in pain and working like a trooper as usual. Thanks to all who have asked and shared concerns and best wishes!

Back to the auction: If those artists are still willing to donate works or if others want to participate, there is this opportunity. (Some have even offered works from their collections to be auctioned) The University of Johannesburg through FADA Gallery and the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery are holding an Auction on Saturday 30 November 2013 at the Auditorium of FADA Building, Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park at 2pm. There will be a preview on the morning from 9am till 2pm. Works will be hung in the FADA Gallery and will be available for viewing from Wed 27 November (The day after Diane’s Birthday). Ruarc Peffers of Strauss & Co will conduct the auction.

Please save the date to attend. For those who still want to contribute there is still time till middle of November.

Contact Gordon Froud on gordart@yahoo.com / 0844238635 or Annali Dempsey of University of Johannesburg Art Gallery on aedempsey@uj.ac.za / 011 5591116 for further information.

Courtesy of Goodman Gallery