Christie's Green Auction: Ted Danson, Doutzen Kroes, Almudena Fernández, Willie Garson and More Bid for Earth Day

Lot 13: Damien Hirst, All you need is Jealousy, 2010

Christie’s Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth lit up NYC on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day with a megawattage push to raise funds for four leading American environmental agencies.

Stefanía Fernández of Venezuela, Miss Universe 2009, and Kristen Dalton of North Carolina, Miss USA 2009

The environmental not-for-profits Natural Resources Defense Council, Oceana, Conservation International, and Central Park Conservancy will be the recipients of the proceeds raised by the April 22, 2010 live auction as well as an April 8-May 6, 2010 online silent auction.

Willie Garson, Actor from Sex and the City

Christie’s CEO, Ed Dolman, jovially boasted that the fine art auction house, founded in 1762, is one of the oldest institutions to be active in recycling! Kidding aside, Christie’s together with leaders in the worlds of art, business, and fashion, and celebrities came together to emphasize the importance of bridging art and science.

Jim Simon, Executive VP of Oceana, Doug Blonsky, President of the Central Park Conservancy, Peter Lerner, Executive Director of NRDC, and Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO of Conservation International, eloquently expressed this marriage between culture and environment as a mission to care for people and thus bridge humanity and the planet through agriculture, water, and other health and economic systems.

Almudena Fernández, Model

In addition to the inspiring artworks and experiences up for auction, symbolizing this vital connection between art and environment, more modest donations can be made to the A Bid To Save The Earth initiative.

Fashion director for Barney’s, Julie Gilhart and friend.

One can contribute $10 by texting “GOGREEN” to 20222. The proceeds of Loomstate 100% Organic Blank Tees priced at $40, available for sale at Barneys and Loomstate, will also benefit the Green Auction as well as 1% For the Planet. A Bid To Save The Earth celebrates the interrelation of cultural creativity and the vitality of our blue and green planet.

Ted Danson

Target dog, Corporate Sponsor

All images and video by Alicia Lubowski-Jahn.