We have compiled a curated selection of items including works from Ed Ruscha, Henry Taylor, Deborah Kass, Thomas Houseago and Jonas Wood, to special experiences with Noma’s René Redzepi to VIP Monaco Grand Prix trip.
1334 York Ave, New York, NY 10021
May 5th, 2017 at 7PM (ET)
Works can be previewed at Sotheby's New York from May 1st - May 5th.
Complete listing of auction items will be online beginning April 25th.
6:30pm Cocktails & Exhibitions Viewing
8:00pm Dinner, Auction & Concert
All proceeds are to benefit J/P HRO and our mission to reforest and rebuild Haiti.
Co-hosts David Geffen, Bryan Lourd, and Sean Penn are convening artists, leaders of tech and industry, and luminaries from the humanitarian aid world to support reforestation and a rebuilt Haiti. This benefit dinner will offer world class fine art, once-in-a-lifetime experiential lots, and an intimate musical performance with proceeds benefiting a stronger Haiti. We have compiled a curated selection of items including works from Ed Ruscha, Henry Taylor, Deborah Kass, Thomas Houseago and Jonas Wood, to special experiences with Noma’s René Redzepi to VIP Monaco Grand Prix trip.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Andra Day & Damien Rice
In the days immediately following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, J/P HRO was founded to assist in the country’s recovery. This disaster killed 300,000 people in 30 seconds and left two million people homeless. Our organization, which is now over 95% Haitian, has created real change by responding quickly to the needs on the ground. Every year, however, hundreds of thousands still face famine and homelessness from droughts and hurricanes caused by a complex history of deforestation and poverty.
As we look to the future, J/P HRO will work to break the cycle of generational poverty and deforestation, by supporting those that are the most vulnerable, yet the least responsible for climate change. To that end, our organization is working with the governments of Haiti, France, the World Bank and others. We are poised to create real change in agriculture, forest cover, and overall environmental resilience for Haiti, while at the same time continuing our original mandate.
With time, Haiti will become more integral to the global economy. This is change that you will be able to see, touch, taste, and wear in markets and retailers across the world. Haiti is not looking for a hand-out; it is looking for partners and collaborators that can work hand-in-hand to realize a greener, more sustainable country. This great country will not be defined by an earthquake, hurricane, or poverty. Instead, Haiti’s difficult history will be overcome by the will of its people and with the attention and support of a compassionate world.
Haiti is taking root.
Founder and Chairman of the Board
J/P Haitian Relief Organization
LETTER FROM SEAN PENN
TABLES & TICKETS
Premium placement offered to Platinum Table buyers with featured acknowledgment on website and brochure.
Gold Table buyers will receive acknowledgment on website and brochure.
Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
Sting & Trudie Styler
(more to be announced)
Ann Lee - CEO, J/P HRO
Cultural Advisory by Thao Nguyen
Live Auction Conducted by Andrea Fiuczynski