IMPORTANT! Ciudad Banesco Hosts the XII Edition of the Fundana Auction
Ciudad Banesco, the headquarters of Banesco, leaded by [Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez], hosts the twelfth edition of the Fundana Auction, which this year is under the slogan Painting the future (Pintando futuro in Spanish). The activity will take place on this Sunday October 30, 2016 at the headquarters of Banesco from 11 a.m. It is also important to distinguish that Fundana is a private non-profit organization created in 1991 and one of the social partners of Banesco.
About the Auction
As is tradition, the event will be on charge of Elias Bentolila. This time, the public could take the original pieces of art of Jesus Soto, Oswaldo Beams, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Abigail Valera, Juan Toro, Carlos Medina, Grillo and EDO, among others. With this idea, Fundana tries to achieve the objective of raising funds to keep different social programs among which we can distinguish the program Villas de los chiquiticos.
Last year, the XI Fundana Auction raised a record of Bs. 133 million. The most sought-after works and the artists whose works were most valued by buyers were: Rafael Barrios with his Acrobatic (Bs 17 million.), Jorge Pallares with Utopia De Un Beso (Bs 8.5 million.), José Antonio Dávila with En presencia – LXXXIX (89) (Illusion, appearance and reality) (Bs. 7.5 million) and Raul Cardozo with La última cena (Bs. 6,000,000).
In 2014, they were auctioned more than 130 pieces and a total of Bs. 15,140,000 million. The most sought-after works were Esfera de anillo of Hector Ramirez (B 2.2 million.); En presencia of Jose Antonio Davila Espejo (Bs 1,230,000.); Dislocada of Rafael Barrios (Bs. 1.1 million) and Induction Chromatique Navidad 1H of Carlos Cruz Diez (Bs. 650,000).
According to Nathalie Abuchaibe, director of the program Villas de los chiquiticos, it is about a place home for 120 babies, among which we can find from newborns to kids up to 7 years-old, who have been victims of neglect and abuse of diverse types, so they deserve to be temporarily separated from their biological family and protected in a House- Home.
During their stay in Las Villas, young kids receive comprehensive care to fully develop their full potential through the services of social work, psychology, pediatrics, neurology, early childhood education, recreation, sport, physiotherapy and nutrition, among others. To date they have protected more than 10,000 children in Venezuela.