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>> Villa Romana fellows 2009 / Joseph Beuys and his students / Collier Schorr at the Villa Romana / Deutsche Bank sponsors Association of Neuroesthetics / Tatsuo Miyajima
>> Art Auction for Deutsche Bank Africa Foundation / Kunstraum Deutsche Bank Salzburg / Joe Lewis new NYFA Fellow / Pyramid Awards London

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Art on Board
Auction with works from the Deutsche Bank Collection on the MS Europe

Katharina Sieverding, untitled, 1998
Deutsche Bank Collection

It’s widely regarded to be one of the most exclusive cruises in the world. And now the MS Europe is even turning into a floating gallery! During 2008 — a cruise with a program especially geared towards art lovers —the Deutsche Bank Collection will show over twenty works on board the luxury liner, putting them up for bid during a festive celebration. The proceeds from the auction, held by the Phillips de Pury Auction House, will go to the Deutsche Bank Africa Foundation. Since 2001, the foundation has been supporting social projects in South Africa. Under the motto Touching Lives—Shaping Futures, it supports among other things educational programs and an initiative for integrating AIDS orphans.

The spectrum of works Deutsche Bank is making available for this good cause ranges from established positions to the works of true newcomers. Two of the "classics" are Sigmar Polke, who mixes pop influences and quotes from 1950s imagery in his silkscreen Optimierung, and one of Katharina Sieverding’s iconic self-portraits.

Julia Schmidt, untitled (stripper), 2008
Deutsche Bank Collection

Among the younger artists is Julia Schmidt, one of Germany’s most promising young painters. Her five-part edition Untitled (stripper) was created for the exhibition Freisteller, which introduced the 2008 Villa Romana fellows in the Deutsche Guggenheim. Another highlight of the auction is Isa Genzken’s XXL. The black plastic banner is based on her installation Oil, shown at the German Pavilion of the 2007 Biennale in Venice. The artist created the edition exclusively for Deutsche Bank, the pavilion’s main sponsor.

Isa Genzken, XXL, 2007,
Deutsche Bank Collection

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