In recognition of the EJAF's 20th year, Sotheby's has invited the organisation for a second consecutive year to participate in their Contemporary Art Day Auction on Wednesday, November 14, by providing donated works to be sold to benefit the foundation's grant-making initiatives. All of the proceeds will go directly to Elton's charity.
Eight renowned artists have generously donated significant pieces. They are Donald Baechler, Ross Bleckner, Dan Colen, George Condo, Marlene Dumas, Elizabeth Peyton, Cindy Sherman, and Kehinde Wiley.
"All of us at EJAF are tremendously grateful to Sotheby's for extending this wonderful fundraising opportunity to the foundation for a second year, and to all of the amazing artists who have so generously contributed truly special pieces to the charity lots for this auction," said Elton.
"I am inspired by their great generosity in honor of the foundation's 20th year. We have accomplished a great deal over the past year, but the scope and breadth of coverage we are able to attain are definitely limited by financial resources. We clearly need to ramp up our efforts for effective HIV prevention messaging and education for populations most at risk of HIV infection and for programs that help people access appropriate HIV/AIDS care and treatment."