Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Jeff Koons works with handbags for charity

Jeff Koons will create the first in a series of new works that will be used to raise money for the United Nations Foundation. He will create a large sculpture (and several smaller pieces) made of materials from luxury handbags donated for the project by Sofia Coppola, Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstanberg, Almine Ruiz-Picasson and others. The finished piece will be auctioned at a dinner at Four Seasons restaurant in New York on on 9 November with the proceeds going to the United Nations Foundation's shot@life campaign, which is raising money to fight  measles, pneumonia, polio and rotavirus in children.