Cadogan Tate, Heritage Auctions Lock Arms for The Heart of Art & Design

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Charity auction to benefit American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund

Angela China & Sergio Barrale Frontline Warriors
Angela China & Sergio Barrale Frontline Warriors

DALLAS, Texas (August 24, 2020) – Heritage is pleased to partner with Cadogan Tate on The Heart of Art & Design, a charity auction to benefit the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund. Opening Aug. 31 for bidding, the auction ending Sept. 14 will include nearly 50 works donated by prominent artists, galleries and collectors with a total retail value of over $200,000.

The event includes works by such renowned and collectible artists as Kehinde Wiley, Mira Nakashima, Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst and Faith Ringgold, to name a few, along with outstanding Design furniture from Ateiler Demiurge, Mark Albrecht and Grosfield House.

“The idea behind this charity auction came about during the New York City lockdown in April,” Cadogan Tate General Manager Michael Driver said. “We wanted to make use of our idle time in a productive way and help give back to the frontline workers who are putting their lives on the line to save others. The American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund is helping to provide a safety net of vital resources to nurses all over the country.

“We are grateful to our partners at Heritage Auctions and of course to all our friends who have donated, whose generosity is a testament to the appreciation that we all have for this wonderful cause. Cadogan Tate is proud to be a part of this historical event and we hope everyone can get behind it when it goes live on Aug. 31 … and bid generously.”

The star attraction is the painting presently on view at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, entitled Frontline WarriorsThis 7-by-15-foot work depicting masked doctors and nurses locking arms was painted by Angela China and Sergio Barrale. It has an opening bid of $10,000, and a retail value of $35,000.

“The vision in my head was they would stand like they were in the Army, ready for battle,” China said, “because this is a global fight, and they are on the frontlines fighting this invisible enemy.”

“The Frontline Warriors mural provided comfort and inspiration to the brave medical professionals putting it all on the line to serve the community and successfully treat patients throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The work took on a life of its own, becoming a source of pride and strength for our team at the height of the pandemic here in Brooklyn. We hope this piece will continue to generate appreciation for the incredible dedication, professionalism and sacrifice our healthcare workers exhibit every day,” said Kenneth D. Gibbs, President & CEO of Maimonides Medical Center. “The staff at the hospital hopes that Frontline Warriors can remain a part of the fabric of Maimonides in some capacity after the auction.”

“The Frontline Warriors painting is a powerful image representing the stance the medical community has taken in defiance of the pandemic,” Heritage Auctions Senior Vice President Kathleen Guzman said. “That the artists whose works are offered in this event have donated their time and energy reflects the commitment Cadogan Tate and Heritage Auctions share to help in any way possible to help the medical community fight this pandemic.”

The American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund aids the human toll felt most acutely by the nation’s largest body of heath care professionals, who deliver patient care all over the county. Please review the link to donate online to this worthy cause.

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