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Gala Dinner 2011 Auction Item List


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LOT 1 - Create and original artwork with artist Damien Hirst & Damien Hirst "Methyl Salicylate", 2005

The successful bidder will be invited for a day to the Damien Hirst studio  in Gloucestershire, UK for a tour and to create an original artwork. In addition to the visit to Damien Hirst’s studio to make a unique artwork with the artist, the winning bidder will also receive a 6 ft. by 6 ft. Pharmaceutical spot painting. The ‘spot’ paintings embody Hirst’s fascination with pharmacology and the effect it has on the way society attempts to understand the life cycle.








LOT 2 - Damien Hirst - Beautiful magnificent it's the stuff of legends painting (with diamonds), 2005

Created by centrifugal force, Hirst’s ‘spin’ paintings are feats of artistic vision and technical sophistication. Despite the mechanical nature of their production, each painting from this series is brazenly unique, emerging almost organically from Hirst’s ‘spin machine’ with a distinct character and bold personality. 








LOT 3 - Cai Guo-Qiang - Horse in Doha, 2011

Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China. While living in Japan from 1986 to 1995, he explored the properties of gunpowder in his drawings, which led to the development of his signature explosion events. His latest exhibition, Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab, is on view at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art from December 2011 to May 2012. Featuring more than 50 works, including 16 new commissions,  Saraab is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the Middle East.  Cai has lived in New York since 1995.





LOT 4 - The Panamera 4S Exclusive middle east edition

The strictly limited 66 vehicles will only be available for sale in the Middle East. This special Panamera model, built by Porsche Exclusive, is unique in many ways. Its exterior paint Carrara White Metallic has never been used on a Porsche model before and includes the painting of the front air intakes, the headlight washer system cover as well as the rear apron and diffuser. As a result, the black painted trim strips, emblems and the Guards Red “S” in the model designation are emphasised particularly clearly. Equipped with the Sport Chrono Plus package as standard, the Panamera 4S Exclusive Middle East Edition requires just 4.8 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h when Launch Control is activated. The top speed is 282 km/h. 


LOT 5 - Youssef Ahmad, Teach your son, 2011

Handmade Qatari palm leaf paper floating in black box frame

Murals of Immortality. “Teach your children the sports of archery, swimming and horsemanship.” These are words that sum up some aspects of life in this region, derived by the artist Yousef Ahmad in his works highlighting the word “ teach” to stress the signifi cance of knowledge and insist upon it as a foundation for evolution and development. 







LOT 6 - Richard Serra - Elevation weights, vertical, 2010

Among Richard Serra’s most recent bodies of work, the  Elevational Weights constitute a signifi cant series within his drawing production; that is, his practice and perpetual experimentation since the late 1960s with invented techniques and methods of making a mark. For Serra, drawing is not a representational strategy, or a traditional tool of delineating a foreground and background with line. Rather, drawing is a process related to thinking and seeing. It is something that emphatically is, a thing in the world that alters our perception.










LOT 7 - FC barcelona football experience

Qatar Sports investment and Qatar Foundation are pleased to be able to make a contribution to ROTA’s fundraising efforts through the donation of the following FC Barcelona “El Classico” package including: 4 x VIP “El Classico” FC Barcelona Vs Real Madrid Match Tickets, 4 x Return Business Class Flights to Barcelona from Qatar, 3 nights accommodation at a five star hotel in Barcelona, Framed Signed Shirt, Signed Match Ball, Access to the Mixed Zone area just after the match where a FCB Player will present you and your guests with a signed FCB Jersey, Private Camp Nou and FCB Museum tour.





LOT 8 - Matthew Day Jackson - Cult of Death (#9), 2009

Laser cut formica on wooden panel

The title  Cult of Death refers to a  Time magazine from 1978 covering the mass suicide of more than 900 members of the quasisocialist American cult ‘the People’s Temple Agricultural Project’ from Jonestown, Guyana. Formica is a material closely associated with the American home, the place of convenience, consumption and greater afety; Matthew Day Jackson uses the material here to underscore the duality in American society; using this familiar material associated with a notion of ‘safety’ and using it to create a work about a disaster from recent history.








LOT 9 - The Al Koora Art Project

The Al Koora Art Project was a concept developed by Reach Out To Asia’s Volunteer Program. Focused on community service and fostering a spirit of volunteerism in Qatar, the ROTA Volunteer Program coordinates initiatives with community partners that achieve impact for a diverse range of benefi ciaries in Qatar and beyond. Together with a collective of young VCUQ students, aspiring Qatari artists and volunteers, the children created works of art that represent different elements of Qatar, its people, and its natural environment in the past, present and future. The theme was interpreted through artistic expression such as painting, drawing and poetry. Ultimately, these separate paintings, drawings and poems will be assembled together to form an iconic standing landmark exhibition of artwork as a gesture of gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar for winning the successful Qatar 2022 FIFA Football World Cup bid. 


LOT A - Pair of 18-Karat Gold and Citrine Quartz pendant-earrings Donated by Angelina Jolie

The tops set within polished gold bezels with 2 emerald-cut citrine quartzes surmounting free-swinging pendants set with 2 larger emerald-cut citrine quartzes, all of honey-colored hue and weighing a total of 99.76 carats; the backs with combined post and clip closures for both pierced and unpierced ears. These sparkling golden Citrine earrings were the first prototypes in the development of the new collection by Robert Procop of the “Style of Jolie.” Following the creative brief, these Citrine earrings were faceted into four tablet shapes and fabricated with warm yellow gold and rolled to form the frame for these gems. These Citrine earrings are Angelina’s personal jewels.