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/Thank you for €130,000! Art for humanity—in Ukraine and other war zones

Laura Leyser (managing director, Doctors without Borders Austria), Ramesch Daha (president of the Secession), Jun Yang, Michael Part, Barbara Kapusta (board members of the Secession), exhibition at Palais Dorotheum, photo: Herwig Prammer

Benefit auction supporting Doctors without Borders with works by members of the Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession

Over ninety members of the Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession each gifted a work for the benefit auction held in cooperation with the Dorotheum. The total proceeds of €130,000 will be donated in their entirety to Doctors without Borders.


The board of the Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession—Ramesch Daha (president), Ricarda Denzer, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Barbara Kapusta, Wilfried Kühn, Ulrike Müller, Nick Oberthaler, Michael Part, Lisl Ponger, Axel Stockburger, Sophie Thun, Anna Witt, Jun Yang—would like to use this opportunity to thank all members for their gifts:


“We are overwhelmed by the selflessness of everyone involved in this initiative. We are grateful, first and foremost, to all members of the Secession who made the auction possible with their gifts and contributed to the positive outcome. We would also like to thank the Dorotheum for generously agreeing to hold the online auction free of charge.”


Laura Leyser, managing director of Doctors without Borders Austria, expresses her gratitude to all members of the Association of Visual Artist Vienna Secession, the staff at the Dorotheum, and everyone who supported the fundraising campaign:


“On behalf of the people whom we help, allow me to thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting our work through this wonderful benefit auction, which netted the stunning sum of €130,000.


Doctors without Borders is active in over seventy countries all over the world and has been in Ukraine since 1999. We currently have teams on the ground in Ukraine as well as in neighboring countries—from Poland and Moldova to Russia and Belarus. Making sure people have access to medical care again and taking care of patients with severe injuries is our absolute focus right now. And we are in a race against time.


With your support, you enable us to send teams bringing essential relief supplies and medications directly to Ukraine and other crisis zones.
Thank you for your support. You are saving lives.”


Thank you!


With works by:

Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, Hans Grosch, Gilbert Bretterbauer, Manfred Grübl, Maria Theresia Litschauer, Gelitin, Manfred Willmann, Christian Hutzinger, Sonja Gangl, Rosa Hausleithner, Charlotte Seyerl, Adolf Krischanitz, Constanze Ruhm, Helmut Krumpel, Michael Huey, Christoph Weber, Judith Fegerl, Josef Dabernig, Fabian Seiz, Alois Mosbacher, Julie Hayward, Monica Bonvicini, Peter Kogler, Christina Zurfluh, Esther Stocker, ManfreDu Schu, Heimo Zobernig, Maria Bussmann, Suse Krawagna, Thomas Feuerstein, Max Bühlmann, Sabina Hörtner, Peter Sandbichler, Klub Zwei (Simone Bader & Jo Schmeiser), Christine und Irene Hohenbüchler, Sigrid Kurz, Karl-Heinz Klopf, Werner Würtinger, Claudia Märzendorfer, Carola Dertnig, Werner Reiterer, Christian Kosmas Mayer, Katrin Plavčak, Anna Meyer, Erhard Stöbe, Miriam Bajtala, Siggi Hofer, Susi Jirkuff, Roland Kollnitz, Renate Kordon, Ricarda Denzer, Maja Vukoje, Gerda Lampalzer, Almut Rink, Richard Hoeck / John Miller, Günther Selichar, Michael Gumhold, Angelika Loderer, Andreas Fogarasi, Dorit Margreiter, Katrina Daschner, Hans Kupelwieser, Sonia Leimer, Bernhard Cella, Hans Schabus, Ralo Mayer, Barbara Holub, Nicolas Jasmin, Kerstin von Gabain, Michael Part, Manuel Gorkiewicz, Sofie Thorsen, Toni Schmale, Anna Witt, Ulrike Müller, Nick Oberthaler, Tina Bepperling, Georgia Creimer, Jun Yang, Ramesch Daha, Eva Schlegel, Anna Jermolewa, Walter Obholzer, Sophie Thun

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