Tibet House US Benefit Auction at Christies
The Tibet House US cordially invites you to a benefit auction at Christies on
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City
49th street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)
Benefactor Preview 6:00 PM
Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction 6:30 PM
Live Auction 8:00 PM
Respondents who reply by November 5th will receive an auction catalogue in advance
Tibet House US is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 educational institution and cultural embassy whose purpose is to help preserve and maintain the ancient traditions of Tibetan civilization. It was established in 1987 under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
This year we have pledged to give a portion of the proceeds to the Tibetan Children's Village (TCV), an ntegrated educational community for destitute Tibetan children in exile, as well as for hundreds of those escaping from Tibet every year. TCV was established in 1960 by Tsering Dolma Takla, the elder sister of H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India and has been the main school for Tibetan refugee children.Tibet House will also continue to give a portion of the proceeds from this event to the Tibetan Community Cultural Center being built in Queens, New York, by the Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey.
2009 Honorary Chair Committee
Lynne & Marc Benioff
Christy Turlington Burns & Ed Burns
Beatrix Ost Kuttner & Ludwig Kuttner
Yoko Ono Lennon
Sandra & Eric Ripert
Trudie Styler & Sting
Lynn Schauwecker & Nena V.S. Thurman
Auctioneer Dr. Hugo Weihe
RARE ITEMS & OPPORTUNITIES
Four VIP concert tickets and a meet and greet backstage with Sting; a two week internship at Rolling Stone magazine and another two weeks at US Weekly; a private jet to
the destination of your choice; lunch at The Four Seasons restaurant in NYC with Uma and Robert Thurman; shopping and lunch with Donna Karan at her store; a guitar signed by Roger Waters; dinner for ten at your home prepared by renowned chef Eric Ripert including a wine tasting with the Worlds Best Sommelier Aldo Sohm; two orchestra tickets and backstage passes to Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis; a dress of your choice at the Diane von Furstenberg Shop and two tickets to her Fall 2010 fashion show in NYC; John Lennon, Martin Scorsese, Miles Davis memorabilia and more.
ADVENTURES & EXOTIC TRIPS
A private journey for two to Bhutan organized by Geographic Expeditions with guest accommodations at the five-star AmanResorts properties; a luxury yacht cruise for seven
to the Bahamas and a week long stay in a private house on the beach; travel in luxury with Urbane Nomads for an eight-day exotic adventure at the Four Seasons Thailand; an
exclusive Royal Malewane and Singita Grumeti safari adventure in South Africa; a weekend stay at the exclusive Parrot Cay spa resort in the Turks and Caicos; a one-week
stay in a spectacular villa on the French Riviera with amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea; a luxurious five-star retreat for the entire family at the Taman Ahimsa villas on a secluded beach in Bali; stay with nine friends in a five-bedroom luxury villa in Las Brisas with a stunning 200-degree view of the Acapulco bay and more.
CONTEMPORARY ART & PHOTOGRAPHS
Donald Baechler, William Coupon, Lynn Davis, Arthur Elgort, Steven Klein, Joseph Kosuth, Annie Leibovitz, Sheila Metzner, Ed Ruscha, Aaron Siskind, Patti Smith, Doug
and Mike Starn, Pat Steir, Peter Tunney and more.
JEWELS & FASHION
A pair of Loree Rodkin white gold and diamond three turquoise dangle earrings; a pair of Ugo Cacciatori gold dot pearl and chain earrings; hand-crafted Reinstein Ross
earrings; a Jill Platner tailbone bracelet; a Me&Ro diamond OM pendant; Mallary Marks long tassel earrings with precious and semi-precious stones; a leather duffel bag
by Gucci and more.
TIBET AND BEYOND
Antique chests and ceremonial objects, rugs, tangka paintings and altar statues and more.
Get a sneak preview of the items starting on October 26th by visiting our website at www.tibethouse.org.
For pre-bidding on selected items starting on November 11th please go to http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/tibethouse.
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|