Auction for Christchurch

Te Papa Picture Library is the authorised agent for the Brian Brake Estate, and for over 2 years I have had the great pleasure of working closely with the Brian Brake Estate, most recently on the project team for the exhibition Brian Brake: Lens on the world, soon to open in Christchurch.

Te Papa Picture Library and the Brian Brake Estate, with the support of Image Lab and Trade Me, are organising an online charity auction to raise funds for the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Fund.

Twelve Brian Brake gallery-quality prints will be auctioned starting 5 September, 2011

’Offerings to the unknown dead, Kyoto’ (Toshi Satow offering a candle). Taken for a series on Japan for ’Life’, 1964, Brake, Brian (1927–1988), Kyoto. Gift of Wai Man Lau, 2010. Te Papa

’Offerings to the unknown dead, Kyoto’ (Toshi Satow offering a candle). Taken for a series on Japan for ’Life’, 1964, Brake, Brian (1927–1988), Kyoto. Gift of Wai Man Lau, 2010. Te Papa

Prints usually range in price from $1955 to $2806.  Starting bids in the auction range from $1173 -$1683, 40% below normal retail price. Reserve price….well that is a surprise, so you will have to get bidding to find out!

100% of the proceeds of this auction will be going to Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Fund to help the rebuilding of this beautiful city.

So watch this space people and spread the word!  The links to the auction will be posted soon.

By Becky Masters, Picture Library Manager

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